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Addiction Resource Center at Mid Coast Hospital, Maine

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Grateful Client Stories about the Addiction Resource Center

More stories are available in the Mid Coast Hospital Grateful Patient section.
 

The Addiction Resource Center Saved My Son's Life

Never before would I have believed that my son would be in need of the service provided by the ARC program. A little over two years ago, he graduated from high school, an honors student who never got into trouble with drugs, he knew better, at least until he went off to college.
The power of a heroine addiction is that it can cause the most able mind to believe that it is under control, when in fact its hold intensifies along with the denial to oneself and others. Eventually it led him into behaviors that were completely contrary to his previously healthy mind/body disposition.

Probation and a one hour, once a week session with a counselor, only helped him to mask his addiction, for an additional year. He nearly died of overdose and even through his extreme sickness (constant vomiting) the power of the heroine still caused him to deny the addiction. A year ago, I had urged my son to enter the program when I had doubts about his using, but legally could not force him. And then too there was my own denial; why would I believe this about my son?

Only after his necessity of legal assistance was he urged to enter the ARC program. It saved his life. It is likely he would not be here today if it were not for this. What he had was the equivalent of any insidious and pervasive disease and his treatment: a complete immersion in group therapy four hours every day for weeks, was just what he needed.

Watching my son through it all, I've seen his emotional/physical health improve so much that he completed the program a stronger/healthier person than ever before. He was so happy about completing this program that he decided that he never wanted to look back at that dark past and decided to move forward and complete his college education.

If only this program could have been made legally mandatory for him a year ago for right now he sits in prison. His sentencing came after (and crime previous) to his successful completion of this program. I can only hope that his prison sentence does not undo all of the good that the ARC program has done for him.
Susan L.
Brunswick, Maine
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Now I am Living a Clean Life

Thank God ARC was there for me.
I almost died, but now I am living a clean life. I have a job and am thankful everyday.
Jane
Maine
 

How to Live Substance-Free

ARC showed me how to live substance-free and not be afraid of the changes it would take for me to live a sober, clean lifestyle.
Because I was able to make these changes I am doing better in my job, have wonderful relationships, and can see a bright future ahead.
Tim
Maine
 

Was in a Fog

I was kind of in a fog when I got here, so I don't remember everything from those first few days.
I do remember that the person I spoke on the phone with was very nice and I did not have to wait to get in.
Daniel
Stories are provided by patients, family members and friends of Mid Coast. If you have a concern about anything written, including inappropriate, inaccurate or copyrighted materials, please contact the Public Affairs Office (207) 373-6052 or email publicaffairs@midcoasthealth.com as soon as possible.
Addiction Treatment, Brunswick, Maine
 

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