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What is the Therapeutic Community Model?

The TC model is a method of treating substance abuse. It’s unique because it incorporates the 12 Steps of AA/NA with social learning, teaching participants how to work through their substance abuse issues, in conjunction with inner and social difficulties which can contribute to their addiction. Many times, the TC model is carried out within a residential treatment…

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Operation Hope – A Change of Heart by the Scarborough, ME Police Department

Between 2011 and 2014 in Maine, heroin-related deaths increased by 714%, overdose deaths involving fentanyl increased by 378%, and in 2015, heroin and opiate addiction are currently found to motivate between 80-85% of all the property crimes we experience. These staggering statistics have continued to climb, while awareness of resources has continued at a steady…

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Signs of Alcoholism in Portland, ME

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol addiction, is a lifestyle disease that is usually characterized by repeated episodes of heavy drinking and an inability to control one’s drinking habits. Problems such as societal pressures, as well as psychological problems, are some of the leading causes of alcoholism. Fortunately, there are several alcoholism treatment facilities such as…

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Chemical Dependency in Portland, ME

At Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine, individuals benefit from a three-stage approach in which diagnosis, treatment, and recovery are all emphasized. If all of these elements are not present, individuals are at higher risk of relapse and worsening of their dependency. Diagnosis of chemical substance dependency, as with any other chronic disease, paves the…