Substance Use Treatment

Recovery is Possible

No matter where you are in your recovery journey–just starting out, starting over after years of successful recovery–Crisis & Counseling Centers has a program that will provide the right amount of support. Our agency has been providing substance use disorder treatment for more than 50 years and offers a number of pathways for individuals on their journey to a healtheir and happier life.

Individual Therapy

We help individuals overcome addiction and lead healthier lives. We offer one-on-one therapy, DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program), and a Suboxone Medication Assisted Recovery Program.

One-on-One Counseling

Driver Education and Evaluation Program

Medication Assisted Recovery

Group Therapy

Crisis & Counseling Centers offer a variety of recovery group programs for adults in all stages of change from substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Group therapy can be a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance use disorders, one that is as helpful as individual therapy. Groups have many rewarding benefits, such as reducing isolation and enabling members to witness the recovery of others. These qualities can help to draw people into a culture of recovery. Groups can help treat problems that commonly accompany symptoms of substance use disorders, such as depression, isolation, and shame.

Please check back, as group options may shift throughout the year to meet community needs.

Groups currently being offered.

Affected Others Group

Education and basic tools to help those who have loved ones struggling with substance use. Participants receive resources and referrals to additional services when appropriate.

This group is offered in Augusta or via telehealth on Thursdays, 12 pm–1 pm / 8-week program.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is a 24-session treatment intervention designed to provide increased structure and support for those who are struggling to achieve or maintain sobriety. Participants receive support, guidance, and education while practicing activities designed to build healthy coping skills and healthy relationships. The short-term goal is to achieve stabilization while increasing motivation/confidence to develop the necessary tools for long-term recovery.

This group is offered in Augusta or via Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 pm –6 pm.

Men’s Seeking Safety Group

This group is designed to help participants learn coping skills to manage trauma and substance use triggers. This is an evidence-based program designed as a harm reduction model. Group members learn to develop healthy relationships within the safety of the group process.

This group is offered in Augusta or via telehealth on Thursdays, 3 pm–5 pm / 25-week program.

Recovery Outpatient Group

This group is designed to support those who are in preparation and action stages of change to provide necessary support through group cooperation and participation, skill building through education and practice, and professional guidance to integrate relapse prevention into a long-term recovery plan/lifestyle.

This group is offered in Augusta or via telehealth on Wednesdays, 4 pm–5:30 pm / 12-week program.

Women’s Seeking Safety Group

This group is designed to help participants learn coping skills to manage trauma and substance use triggers. This is an evidence-based program designed as a harm reduction model. Group members learn to develop healthy relationships within the safety of the group process.

This group is offered in Augusta or via telehealth on Thursdays, 10 am–12 pm / 25-week program.

Not sure which program is right for you?
Call our Open Access team at (207) 626-3414.

They will answer your questions, provide information, and help you make an appointment for an initial assessment, where we can learn more about you and your specific needs. We are required to bill for our services. MaineCare and private insurance will pay for many of our services. Low or no-cost treatment may be available to qualified individuals.

Meet our compassionate and highly-trained team

Lorie Welsh, Ph.D, LCPC, LADC, CCS [she/her]

Outpatient Services Director


Heather Shorey, LCSW, CADC, MHRT/CSP [she/her]

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Clinician


Colleen Crawford, LADC, CSS, MHRT/CSP [she/her]

Substance Use Clinician


Taylor Boynton, CADC [she/her]

Substance Use Clinician


Diana James, LCPC, LMFT [she/her]

Mental Health Clinician