Substance Use & Addiction

A recent government survey finds women and older Americans are binge drinking at much greater rates. In this study, binges are defined as five or more drinks on any one occasion for both men and women-

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On-line Support &


The Woman's Project

(An Opportunity Alliance program)

Southern Maine - 1-800-611-1588

Northern Maine - 1-800-611-1779

Helping women affected by substance abuse 

The Women's Project serves women 18 and older, pregnant or parenting a child up to age six. 

Services offered:

  • Individual recovery planning

  • Mental health and trauma screening 

  • Coordination of community resources and advocacy 


Serves the following Counties: Cumberland, York, Lincoln, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Franklin, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and Oxford 

Central Service Office

The Central Service Office in partnership with Alcoholics Anonymous groups shares the common goal to promote the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to those recovering from the disease of alcoholism

SMART Recovery

Smart Recovery is an on- line self-help addiction recovery resource.

Find an on-line meeting,  substance abuse counselor, webinar or conference. is a web-based resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. It offers researched, fact-based resources for free. Find information about various substance risks, proven treatment approaches and real life stories of recovery