Men’s Residential Substance Abuse Program | Bangor, Maine

Dedicated to achieving and sustaining recovery from addiction and gaining independent life skills

The men’s residential House is a 4-6 month program that uses intentional program tactics to help residents gain specific skills they need to achieve and sustain their recovery from addiction. The program is dedicated to increasing resiliency and recovery capacity among residents, using a cognitive behavioral treatment approach designed to help residents gain skills they need to achieve and sustain recovery from addiction.

On Halloween Day 1968, the first resident walked through the door of the Bangor Halfway House, making Wellspring’s Men’s House the second oldest substance abuse program in the State of Maine to be in continuous operation since its inception. Housed in a historic Victorian home near downtown Bangor, it has evolved over the years from a traditional halfway house into a long-term residential substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation program serving men with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

To be considered for residential treatment, you must be:

  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Free from mood altering substances on the day of admission
  • Physically and mentally able to participate in a therapeutic community environment
  • Motivated for treatment

How much will I have to pay?

Treatment fees and room and board fees are calculated separately. Payment for treatment fees can come from a variety of programs and sources, so it is best to discuss them by contacting the facility. Room and board fees are applied based upon ability to pay. The maximum fee would be $10 per day. Residents are expected to make good faith efforts in paying all room and board fees.

What kind of services are provided?

We use a combination of therapy, education, and living skills development to assist in the recovery process. Learn more about the services included in the Men’s Residential Treatment program.

How much contact will I have with the outside world?

Recovery is much more than maintaining sobriety. Recovery involves setting goals that will foster independence, family supports, self-confidence, and a new life style that will lead to success in many areas of life while maintaining a sober lifestyle. Learn more about community integration.

What else should I know?

We’ve adopted a model that helps residents to understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of trauma and addiction. We believe recovery from extreme stress and adversity requires an environment that promotes healing. Learn more about the Sanctuary Model® of Trauma.