Advancing Recovery: State/Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care

The Foundation's program, Advancing Recovery: State/Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care, was designed to support partnerships between treatment provider organizations that deliver care, and states that are in the unique role of being both the largest purchaser of publicly funded treatment services (70 percent) and regulators and licensers of those services.The Maine (ME) Office of Substance Abuse has assembled a partnership with the Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP), Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR), and treatment providers Acadia Family Center, Acadia Health Care, Aroostook Mental Health Center, Catholic Charities Maine, Community Concepts Counseling Services, Crisis and Counseling Services, Crossroads for Women, Day-One, Health Reach Network, Kennebec Valley Mental Health, Addiction Resource Center, Milestone Foundation, Open Door Recovery Center, Phoenix House, Serenity House Tri-County Mental Health, Well Spring Youth and Family Services. Initially, Maine will focus its efforts in three to four provider agencies to develop effective prototypes, which will then be disseminated to the remaining providers. The prototypes will involve the modification of the substance abuse treatment system, primarily to increase the use of Suboxone and medications in the treatment of alcoholism. The secondary focus will be the development of a system of wrap-around services for families involved with the child welfare system, for minority and refugee populations, and for people who begin their services at a high level of care, such as hospital detox or residential treatment. For the primary aim, the State of Maine will make changes to the reimbursement structure for medication assisted therapy so that medication assisted treatment is the standard of care for severely affected patients. Provider agencies will integrate medication assisted treatment into their standard protocols for treatment and will educate physicians and counselors on the appropriate use of medication assisted therapy.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $355,660.00

Awarded on: 10/26/2006

Time frame: 11/1/2006 - 10/31/2008

Grant Number: 56891


State of Maine, Office of Substance Abuse

A.M.H.I. Complex, Marquardt Building, 3rd Floor
11 State House Station
Augusta, 04333-0011


Guy R. Cousins
Project Director