Making Strides Growth and Learning

408 Pond Road
Island Falls, ME 04747

About Making Strides Growth and Learning

Making Strides Growth and Learning offers a variety of rehabilitation services to meet the unique needs of every individual. Whether you are struggling with a dual diagnosis, are a young adult, or are part of the LGBTQ community, we have a program that can help you. Our experienced staff provides cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy to help you overcome your challenges and reach your goals. We also offer outpatient and inpatient rehab services, as well as elderly and military rehab programs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Addiction Treatment Programs

  • Dual Diagnosis

    Dual Diagnosis

    People with a dual diagnosis may be using substances to self-medicate. A high-quality rehab in Maine can address both issues and help you reach recovery. A successful recovery may require counseling, peer support, and even mental health medication to help you manage your mental health symptoms and find better coping strategies.

  • Adult Program

    Adult Program

    Adult programs in Maine address a wide range of substance use issues while also helping clients with concerns such as raising children or building a career. Adult programs may include detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient care, aftercare services, and more. In addition, they will help you navigate the challenges you face in daily life.

  • Military Rehab

    Military Rehab

    Finding a military rehab in Maine can make all the difference in helping you overcome substance use if you’re a veteran or service member. Military programs may include detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient care, aftercare services, and more. They will be tailored to take into account your unique individual needs, such as dealing with PTSD, survivor’s guilt, trauma, and more.

  • LGBTQ Friendly Rehab

    LGBTQ Friendly Rehab

    For those who identify as LGBTQ+, an LGBTQ+ friendly rehab in Maine can give you the understanding and safety you need to break free from addiction. In LGBTQ+ friendly program, the activities, peer support, and counseling are tailored to the unique needs of the community. This may include trauma-informed care, talking about safer sex practices and healthy relationships, and more.

  • Young Adult Rehab

    Young Adult Rehab

    When people join a young adult rehab in Maine, they learn key life skills while receiving treatment. Young adult programs may include detox, inpatient treatment, outpatient care, aftercare services, and more.

  • Senior Rehab

    Senior Rehab

Insurance Coverage

  • Private insurance

    Private insurance

    For those with private insurance, using your coverage to pay for rehab in Maine can make treatment much more accessible. Keep in mind that you’ll save the most using a center that’s in-network with your plan, and you might have out-of-pocket costs such as a deductible or copayment. Contact the insurer for more details.

  • Self-pay options

    Self-pay options

    Self-pay in Maine allows you to pay for rehab yourself, using a check, electronic transfer, or medical loan. This gives you maximum freedom to choose whichever center you prefer.

  • Medicaid


    If you’re looking for ways to pay for rehab in Maine, consider using Medicaid if you qualify. Medicaid pays for most or all of the costs of rehab, making treatment much more accessible.

Levels of Care

  • 1

    Outpatient Rehab

    If you’ve recently finished a residential treatment program, participating in outpatient treatment in Maine can help you reinforce and practice your new habits. There are several goals in outpatient treatment. Some sessions may be focused on education about a certain topic, while others allow clients to discuss a specific issue they face.


  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Cognitive behavioral therapy in Maine involves being aware of how your thoughts are connected to your feelings and behavior. CBT may include role-playing to help you imagine specific situations that might trigger a negative reaction so you can practice challenging automatic thoughts and choosing a more positive response.

  • Experiential Therapy

    Experiential Therapy

    When you’re struggling with addiction in Maine, nontraditional approaches can help you heal. Experiential therapy, which uses hands-on activities to work through emotions, is one example.You may struggle to address certain emotions or experiences in a traditional setting. Experiential therapy gives you a different environment and can help you break through.

  • Family Therapy

    Family Therapy

    Many people have challenging family backgrounds, and addiction can create unhealthy dynamics as well. Family therapy in Maine allows you to address these concerns. During family therapy, you may talk about acceptance issues, past trauma, communication problems, and more. These discussions are facilitated by a professional who brings an unbiased perspective and can promote healthy communication.

  • Group Therapy

    Group Therapy

    It’s easy to feel isolated when you battle addiction, but group therapy in Maine can show you you’re not alone. There are several goals in group therapy. Some sessions may be focused on education about a certain topic, while others allow clients to discuss a specific issue they face. Overall, the group members hold each other accountable and provide encouragement.

  • Individual Therapy

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy in Maine can provide professional support and accountability as you work through substance use treatment. Individual therapy is only one element of rehab treatment, along with activities, peer support, group counseling, relapse prevention, and more. Together, all these methods support you in establishing long-term recovery.

  • Trauma Therapy

    Trauma Therapy

    Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event, and some people use substances to numb those emotions. Trauma-informed therapy in Maine can help you address what happened and consciously create a healthier response. Substance use treatment includes detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient care, and trauma-informed therapy may be a part of each of these stages. The goal is to help clients acknowledge past experiences, address their feelings, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.


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