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Originally published in Castine Patriot, April 12, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, April 12, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, April 12, 2018
Downeast Treatment Center opens in Ellsworth

Downeast Treatment Center launches to provide high-quality opioid treatment in collaboration with regional primary care practitioners, according to a news release from the Downeast Substance Treatment Network.

The collaborative service based in Ellsworth will provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. The Downeast Treatment Center (DTC) is currently accepting referrals through the AMHC Access Center: 1-800-244-6431. The DTC plans to begin seeing patients on Monday, April 16, at 406 State Street, Suite 2, Ellsworth.

The Downeast Treatment Center will offer help and hope to individuals addicted to opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, providing an integrated approach to recovery in the form of medication-assisted treatment, which consists of medication prescribed by a provider and group treatment administered by a licensed substance use disorder counselor. Peer recovery coaching will also be available for all participants. The treatment is open to all individuals in need, including those who are uninsured or under-insured. Self-referrals and provider referrals are accepted, along with referrals from other sources, including the law enforcement-led Project HOPE initiatives.

The Downeast Treatment Center will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an intake appointment, call the AMHC Access Center at 1-800-244-6431.