Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Maine to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Maine.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Specializing in the treatment of opioid dependency, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine provides individuals, aged 18 and older, with the opportunity to take part in our outpatient treatment programs. Our comprehensive treatment approach utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions and medication-assisted treatment in order to safely assist patients in progressing towards recovery. The following medications are available for patients to incorporate into their customized plans of treatment:

Methadone:Methadone is an opioid agonist that provides relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal, while eliminating cravings for continued opioid use. The use of methadone will not cause patients to experience disruptions in their cognitive functioning, which allows patients to play an active role in daily activities.

Subutex: Comprised of buprenorphine as its active ingredient, Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that works by blocking the effects that opioid have within an individual’s brain. When these effects are blocked, individuals will be able to experience relief from withdrawal symptoms and diminished cravings for continued opioid use.

Suboxone: Suboxone is comprised of a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine in order to provide relief from the physical discomforts of withdrawal while eliminating any cravings that may take place. Unlike other medications available in treatment, individuals who attempt to abuse opioids or Suboxone during the course of treatment will experience extremely uncomfortable side effects.

The medication that is prescribed to each individual patient will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment goals and requirements. Adjustments to medications can be made throughout the course of treatment if necessary.

Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine also provides patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions as a part of their all-inclusive treatment. These sessions are designed to assist patients in progressing in their treatment by working through the psychological components to their addictive behaviors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and counselors is specifically trained in the field of addiction, and feel that lasting recovery requires treatment for both the emotional and physical aspects of addiction. Because of this, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine proudly offers the following therapeutic interventions:

  • Individual therapy allows patients the opportunity to address and process the root causes of their addictions by working in a one-on-one environment with a highly trained counselor. These sessions promote open communication in order to successfully prepare for a future that is substance-free. Individual sessions also provide patients with the chance to work through any questions or issues that may arise throughout the course of treatment.
  • Group therapy sessions provide patients with the opportunity to come together with other patients who are also receiving treatment for opioid addiction. These counselor-led sessions promote open communication on a variety of topics in relation to addiction and recovery. Patients are given the chance to work alongside their peers in a safe and supportive environment which aids in the progression of their recovery.

The compassionate team of professionals at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine understands the overwhelming complexities caused by the abuse of opioids. By providing patients with comprehensive treatment, individuals are given the education, tools, and support that are required in order to successfully progress towards a future free from addiction. Please contact us today to learn more about the treatment options that we offer and to learn how we can assist you in taking the first steps towards recovery.