Addiction Specialists
2540 Western Avenue
US Route 202
Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: 207-395-5445
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Vision Statement

I would like to see, and we need to have, as many drug addicts returning to the community as possible.

Our Mission

There are too many opiate addicts who are presently being ostracized, and become distant from our community resources. These include teachers for our children and teens, employees of the various mills in the area, workers at stores and food sites, and employees of various agencies at the State House. These people can become better at their jobs (and happier!) if they were given better resources and more time to begin the process of changing themselves.

We have begun a new chapter in this ‘war against drugs’. I think it is time to change how we think about, and what we are doing for, addicted people in our communities.

What We Believe

There comes a time when what we are needs to become what we imagine ourselves to be. In this way, we can become more compassionate and better able to understand the lives lost to this scourge.

This is what we are aligning ourselves to become – better able to deal with the drug or alcohol abusing population.

I anticipate that everyone of those people who comes to our door is willing to change their lives. That is the only way to do this. My hope is that all of you will succeed.

Kicking Drug Addiction — Or Any Addiction —Is A Major Accomplishment.

Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), or Family Counseling and other therapies, can help people recovering from opioid addiction stay clean. Psychotherapy can also treat the other mental health conditions that often contribute to drug abuse.

Why is counseling important in addiction treatment? Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs. Even after detox, when physical dependence has resolved, addicts are at high risk for relapse. Psychological and social factors are often powerful stimulation for drug relapse – the friends you maintain, the people you hang out with, and even partners you may have, can all contribute.

If you feel you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, please contact us by phone at 395-5445.