Acadia Family Center, located in Southwest Harbor for over 30 years, is the only agency on Mount Desert Island licensed for the outpatient treatment of substance use disorders.


Treatment Services

  • Individual Counseling for Alcohol, Drug, and other Substance Use Disorders, and/or a mental health disorder

  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) of Opioid addiction using Buprenorphine combined with Naloxone (brand name Suboxone), except in pregnancy when Buprenorphine is used by itself (brand name Subutex) to avoid precipitating withdrawal in the fetus

  • Group Therapy; our counselors hold MAT groups weekly and offer later therapy hours on Wednesdays

  • Art Therapy

  • Trauma Therapy, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • 12-Step Meetings

  • Chronic Pain Management; Chronic Pain groups utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and last 8 weeks

  • Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP, DUI/OUI)

  • Treatment of gender issues

*Financial support is available for clients unable to pay for all of their treatment*


Acadia Family Center treats families, children, adolescents, adults, couples and groups.

Clients may have an alcohol or substance use disorder, a mental health disorder, and very often a combination of both. Common mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, and relationship problems including, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. 

Throughout the treatment process, our staff emphasizes options for minimizing risky behaviors that lead to drug overdose and other serious medical problems including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.


Addiction is a chronic brain disease, and one of our goals is to eliminate the stigma and shame associated with substance use and mental health disorders. 

When individuals find their way into long-term recovery, we all benefit.

When a young person grows up free of addictive substances, we all benefit.

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