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Cancer
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When: Third Tuesday of Every Month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room
Phone: (855) 552-7200 x800

The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer works cooperatively with many groups and organizations in Maine and around the country to achieve the common goal of eradicating prostate cancer.

This group is privately run by the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

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When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Rooms
Email: Kim Lynch
Phone: (207) 373-6546
Six-week session that is offered twice per year.
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When: Third Tuesday of Every Month, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Boardroom
Email: Kim Lynch
Phone: (207) 373-6546

Offered to all women either in active treatment or surviving cancer. Female caregivers, friends, or family members are invited to attend as support.

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When: Ongoing 6-Week Session, Thursdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Held: Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick
Contact: Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness
Phone: (207) 729-8433

Designed to limit stress, reduce fatigue, and promote healing for cancer patients.

Chronic Disease Management
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:35 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Held: Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6360
Specialized 12-week exercise, education, and support program for those with lung disease and related respiratory problems designed to promote independence and endurance.
Community-Based Support Groups
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When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Rooms
Contact: Paula Jones
Phone: (207) 841-8757

Safe and understanding environment to discuss the wide range of symptoms of Lyme disease as well as testing and treatment options.

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When: First Tuesday of Each Month, 6 - 7 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Resource Room
Phone: (207) 776-3611

Brings together individuals with chronic pain to share how they cope, what challenges are most difficult, and meet with outside speakers including experts in pain management, practitioners of mediation, and dietary advisors.

This group is privately run and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

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When: Fourth Wednesday of Each Month, 7 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Medical Group, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 319-7956 or (207) 798-5891

Combined support group for individuals living with mental health challenges and those supporting individuals with mental health challenges.

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Phone: (800) 822-5999 or (207) 725-2181

Sexual assault support services, including support groups, available by calling 24/7 hotline or visiting the Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM) website.

CPR Courses
Price: $50.00PRINT
When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Class includes two sessions, and both must be attended to receive certification.

Price: $45.00PRINT
When: Various Wednesdays, 6 - 10 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Price: $55.00PRINT
When: Various Wednesdays, 6 - 10 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Program focuses on injury prevention, household safety, and basic first aid. Meets State of Maine requirements in First Aid and CPR for daycare providers.

Diabetes
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Held: Contact Organizer for Dates, Times, and Locations
Phone: (207) 504-7394

Six-week class for caregivers, pre-diabetics, and new and long-term diabetics that utilizes peer-to-peer teaching to promote lifestyle changes that support living with a chronic disease such as diabetes.

This group is privately run by Healthcentric Advisors and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers. 

General Health & Wellness
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Held: Various Dates, Times, and Locations
Contact: CHANS Home Health & Hospice
Phone: (207) 721-1278

More than 40 flu shot clinics throughout the Midcoast region. Available free of charge to anyone in the community over six months of age. The full schedule of clinics is available at: www.midcoasthealth.com/wellness/flu/schedule

Grief Groups
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When: Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a child of any age.
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When: Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Held: United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Avenue, Bath
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death by suicide of a loved one.
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When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357

Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one.

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When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Held: Cadigan Lodge, 54 Governor's Way, Topsham
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one.
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When: 3rd Tuesday of Each Month, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the terminal illness or death of a companion animal.
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When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group for those who wish to have a more structured approach to discussing their grief featuring specific topics and facilitator-provided instructional readings.
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When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Monthly support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one by either overdose or long-term abuse of drugs and/or alcohol.
Heart Health
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Held: Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Suite 2100
Contact: Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Cardiac rehabilitation consists of 24 to 36 one-hour classes and 12 lectures that utilize exercise, education, and support to assist in the cardiovascular system's healing process. Mid Coast Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Lifestyle Changes
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When: September 19, October 17, November 14, December 19, 6:30 p.m.
Held: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 333 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Provides cooking demonstrations and education showing how chronic diseases can be prevented, treated, and even reversed with a plant-based diet for an overall healthier lifestyle.

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When: Thursdays beginning January 11, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Held: Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Suite 2200
Phone: (207) 406-7446

12-week mindful living program that focuses on creating a long-term solution for weight loss by addressing the emotional, physical, and nutritional issues contributing to obesity. Groups are limited to 16 people and a physician's referral is required.

Free information session on Tuesday, December 5 from 5 - 6 p.m. at 121 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2200, Brunswick.

Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: By Appointment
Held: Mid Coast Medical Group, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 406-7290

One-on-one help with nutritional needs for adults and children. Referral is required.

Price: $3.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7 - 8 a.m. and 8 - 9 a.m.
Held: Bowdoin College, William Farley Field House, 35 Watson Drive
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Coed fitness program for all adult age groups. The program incorporates proper warm-up techniques, stretching, calisthenics, and aerobic exercises tailored to your individual needs.

Price: $4.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 - 10 a.m.
Held: Bowdoin College, William Farley Field House, 35 Watson Drive
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Coed swim program for all adult age groups. The program offers shallow water aerobics and/or lap swimming.

Local Blood Pressure Clinics
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When: Last Tuesday of Each Month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Held: 1100 Washington Street, Bath
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Held: 303 Centre Street, Bath
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Second Wednesday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union Street, Brunswick
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Second Thursday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Third Thursday of Each Month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Held: 35 Union Street, Brunswick
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Fourth Thursday of Each Month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Held: 53 Depot Street, Freeport
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Second Monday of Each Month, 1 - 2 p.m.
Held: 29 Elm Street, Topsham
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: 2nd Monday of Each Month, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: 22 Union Park, Suite 1, Topsham
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: Third Wednesday of Each Month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Held: 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset
Contact: CHANS
Phone: (207) 729-6782
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When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Third Wednesday of Each Month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Resource Room
Contact: Mid Coast Hospital
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Maternity Care Education
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Phone: (207) 373-6500
Available Classes
Birthing with Confidence (Compressed One-Day Class)

Birthing with Confidence is offered as an intensive one day Saturday class from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Content focuses on the anatomy of the developing pregnancy, breathing and coping techniques, the phases of labor, medical interventions, and cesarean delivery, plus a tour of the Maternity unit. The classes are held at the Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive in Suite 2700 - Women's Health. Boxed lunches are provided for mothers and coaches for the classes. Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Dec 9
Jan 10
Jan 13
Feb 10
Apr 14
Jun 9
Aug 11
Oct 13
Dec 8
Birthing with Confidence (Four-Week Series)

Birthing with Confidence is a four-week series in the evening from 6 - 8 p.m. Content focuses on a natural approach to childbirth with an emphasis on relaxation, coping techniques, breathing techniques, and various laboring positions. Medication options will also be discussed. Information will be presented to provide coaches with the skills and knowledge they need to support their laboring partner, support post-partum care, and support newborn care. A tour of the Maternity unit is included, and the series concludes with an optional pot luck dinner. Classes are held at the Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive in the waiting room of Suite 2700 - Women's Health. Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
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Available Classes
Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dads offers first-time fathers a chance to talk openly and ask questions about how to hold, feed, talk to, and play with a baby. This workshop is designed for dads-to-be that are in the last trimester of pregnancy. It is open to recent dads, too. This free, three-hour workshop takes place in a casual setting and you will leave more confident in your ability to be a great dad. The class is held in the Community Health Resource Room from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Class Dates
Dec 16
Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 24
Apr 28
May 19
Jun 23
Jul 28
Aug 25
Sep 22
Oct 27
Nov 17
Dec 15
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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding Class is a one-night class offered once per month from 6 - 8 p.m. Content includes basic latch techniques, tips for breastfeeding success, and back-to-work strategies. Classes are held in Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3, located next to the Mid Coast Hospital Café.

Class Dates
Dec 11
Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 9
May 14
Jun 11
Jul 9
Aug 13
Sep 10
Oct 8
Nov 12
Dec 10
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Phone: 207-373-6500
Available Classes
Infant Massage

Infant Massage is offered as a five-week series on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 2 p.m. This course offers new parents the unique chance to nurture and bond with their infants while learning massage techniques. Classes are held in the Maternity Reception Area. Fees: $25.00.

Please bring:

  • A blanket or large towel. We will be sitting on yoga mats on the floor.
  • A pillow to nest the baby on (not required).
  • Toys or snacks to keep older babies happy.
  • Stocked diaper bag.
Class Dates
Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
Apr 12, 19, 26, May 3
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When: First (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.) and Third (10 - 11:30 a.m.) Wednesday of Each Month
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Maternity Waiting Room
Phone: (207) 373-6500

Offered for all new mothers whether breast or formula feeding as an opportunity to talk with other mothers about the joys and challenges of raising children. Facilitated by lactation consultants who are available to discuss feeding issues and do weight checks.

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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Sibling Education

Sibling Class is offered once per month from 4 - 5:30 p.m. This class is appropriate for three- to seven-year-olds who will be big brothers and sisters. Content includes a tour of the Maternity unit, an age-appropriate movie, and discussions regarding infant safety and meeting a newborn. The class is held in the Reception Area of the Maternity unit. Fee: $10.00.

Class Dates
Jan 2
Mar 6
May 8
Jul 10
Sep 11
Nov 6
Mental Health
Price: Free Training plus $5.00 Lunch FeePRINT
When: December 5; January 25; March 8, May 24; July 17; September 25, 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held: Contact Organizer for Locations
Phone: (207) 373-6927

Designed to teach how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or who is in crisis.

Parkinson's Disease
Price: YMCA Membership or $5.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Fridays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363
Exercise group for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) graduates.
Price: YMCA Membership or $5.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363
Exercise group for Parkinson's disease patients.
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: Mid Coast Hospital Rehabilitation Services, 329 Bath Road, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Intensive speech therapy treatment that focuses on the voice to improve or maintain vocal strength and loudness. LSVT-certified speech and language pathologist perform a diagnostic evaluation, then work closely with participant's neurologist or primary care physician to design a customized treatment plan.

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When: Fourth Sunday of the Month (except July, August, and December), 2 - 4 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Rooms
Phone: (207) 373-6592

Informal group that allows people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their caregivers to share information, compare experiences, offer solutions, voice concerns, and give feedback to the hospital about PD services and programs.

Price: YMCA Membership or $60.00 per MonthPRINT
When: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363

Non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training that improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson's disease.

Senior Health
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When: Third Thursday of Each Month, 4 - 5 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Community Room
Phone: (207) 373-4656

Monthly support group to assist individuals in understanding and caring for someone with memory loss. Facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health and affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter.

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When: Third Monday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Community Room
Phone: (207) 373-3646

Health and wellness educational series for older adults featuring monthly presentations by health professionals who discuss specific issues.

Stress
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Phone: (207) 386-1888

MBSR is an educational program designed to help people better cope with stress and life's challenges.

Orientation

Orientation will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the program, meet the teachers, tell us more about yourself and your interest in the course, and ask any questions you may have.

Retreat

Each MBSR class includes a six-hour retreat.

Available Classes
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Mondays
  • Eight-week course of 2 ½-hour weekly group classes running on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Class instructor: Rebecca Porter
  • Takes place at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness at 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
  • Required orientation on Wednesday, January 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness
  • Retreat on Saturday, February 24
Class Dates
Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 24, 26, Mar 5
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Tuesdays
  • Eight-week course of 2 ½-hour weekly group classes running on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Class instructor: Rebecca Porter
  • Takes place at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness at 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
  • Required orientation on Wednesday, January 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness
  • Retreat on Saturday, February 24
Class Dates
Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, Mar 6
Price: $35.00 (Scholarships Available)PRINT
When: By Appointment
Contact: Gail Boudin
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Learn to reduce anxiety and pain before surgery, childbirth, and more.

Stroke
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When: First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Provides survivors and their loved ones an opportunity to practice and learn more useful strategies for communicating when stroke has left a person with impaired language skills.

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When: First Thursday of Each Month (September - May), 1 - 3 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Health Resource Room
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Promotes wellness in those who have survived a stroke including monthly guest speakers, questions and answers, and group learning.

Substance Abuse
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When: Tuesdays (6 p.m.) and Wednesdays (7 p.m.)
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 3
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Featuring the Agnostic Path (D/O/SP) on Tuesdays and Sober Beginnings (B/D/I/O) on Wednesdays.

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When: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 3
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Featuring Back to Basics on Thursdays.

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When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Held: Waldoboro VFW, 110 Mill Street, Waldoboro
Contact: Bill Ellsworth
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men and women to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

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When: Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Held: Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, 42 Bath Road, Wiscasset
Contact: Bill Ellsworth
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

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When: Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 5
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Open to anyone affected by the substance abuse of a loved one. Provides a place to come together to learn the importance of self care as well as ways to help those in their lives who struggle with addiction.

Teen Health
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When: December 8 (3 - 7 p.m.), December 9 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), and December 10 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6928

12-hour educational program for high school-aged youth who have experimented with alcohol and/or other drugs. The program works to achieve attitude and behavior changes resulting in lower risk choices by participants.

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