Founded in 1992, Acadia Hospital in Maine was the first psychiatric hospital nationwide to achieve the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located in the city of Bangor, Acadia Hospital provides an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) treatment for adolescents and adults suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. Acadia Hospital operates under the Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems network.
Treatment and Staff
Acadia Hospital uses an evidence-based practice, specifically CBT in conjunction with a 12-step approach. PHP and IOP treatment is typically less than six weeks. Upon intake, clients receive a complete evaluation at a cost of $558, followed by an intake with a doctor that costs $281. Clients receive individualized treatment plans. While detox services are not provided, Acadia Hospital offers medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone and medication management for co-occurring disorders. Methadone is also an option for those recovering from opiate abuse.
Weekly treatment includes weekly or bi-weekly individual therapy, group therapy and attendance at 12-step meetings. Two AA meetings meet at the hospital at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Five groups are offered per day, at a cost of $192 each or $708 per day for all five. Clients must attend at least nine weekly group therapy sessions. Individual therapy costs $437 per session. Group topics include mindfulness, codependency, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, self-empowerment, human behavior, spirituality and recovery, stress management, anger management and emotion regulation. Gender-specific groups are also provided.
There are approximately 30 clients on average, and there are eight licensed and credentialed counselors, as well as several group facilitators, psychiatrists and nurses, depending on a client’s level of care.
Acadia Hospital is the only psychiatric facility in Maine that provides Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as protocol for those suffering from certain mental illnesses, specifically major depression.
In the fall of 2015, Acadia Hospital will be offering an outpatient eating disorders program for teens or young adults suffering from body image issues and food disorders. Group topics will include CBT-based life skills, health and wellness, nutrition education, and managing, as well as identifying triggers.
Acadia Hospital’s IOP program and staff generally receive high levels of praise in terms of treatment and care. While this is an outpatient facility, minimum IOP cost is comparable to that of an economical inpatient rehab. Acadia Hospital is a solid choice for those seeking both dual diagnosis support and substance abuse treatment services.
268 Stillwater Avenue
P.O. Box 422
Bangor, ME 04402-0422
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