Discovery House

Detailed report on the substance abuse treatment rehabilitation center located in Bangor, Maine (ME).

Discovery House is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment based at 74 Dowd Road in Bangor, ME.

The facility provides methadone maintenance services to the public. The treatment center provides outpatient care. There are special groups and programs for pregnant and postpartum women, women, and DUI and DWI offenders. No special language services are available. Payments via state financed insurance and medicare are accepted. Payment assistance is not offered for program costs.

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Rated 2.40 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Primary Focus

Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Address

74 Dowd Road
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone Number

(207) 947-6800

Geographic Coordinates

44.782161, -68.823918
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Website

Services

Charts

Substance Abuse Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers substance abuse treatment services. Substance abuse is viewed by the medical community as a long term illness and most treatment services are often designed specifically for the patient. Since physical changes occur within the brain when a person becomes addicted, overcoming the illness can be a long and up hill battle.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
17 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
27 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
165 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
11,192 (98.34%) Offer this Service

Detoxification

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers detoxification services. Detoxification is the process of removing drugs and the effects of drugs from the body. There are numerous types of approaches to accomplish this.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
2 (11.76%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Service
Maine
21 (12.73%) Offer this Service
United States
2,190 (19.24%) Offer this Service

Buprenorphine

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers buprenorphine services, for use in substance dependence treatment. Buprenorphine services can be used to manage opioid dependence and is generally viewed to have a lower dependence-liability than methadone.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
4 (23.53%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
4 (14.81%) Offer this Service
Maine
38 (23.03%) Offer this Service
United States
1,783 (15.67%) Offer this Service

Halfway House

Status

Indicates whether the facility has half way house facilities. A half way house can provide a person with monitoring and support upon reintegration into society when recovering from a dependency.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
3 (17.65%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
3 (11.11%) Offer this Service
Maine
8 (4.85%) Offer this Service
United States
1,088 (9.56%) Offer this Service

Methadone Maintenance

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers methadone maintenance, for use in substance dependence treatment. Methadone can be used, much like Buprenorphine, to manage opioid addiction. Use of the drug can be used for both short and long term substance management.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
3 (17.65%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
3 (11.11%) Offer this Service
Maine
8 (4.85%) Offer this Service
United States
1,068 (9.38%) Offer this Service

Methadone Detoxification

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers methadone detoxification services. Since Methadone can take the place of opioids, it is sometimes used to ease patients off drugs.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
2 (11.76%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Service
Maine
7 (4.24%) Offer this Service
United States
847 (7.44%) Offer this Service

Type of Care

Charts

Outpatient

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers outpatient services on site. When used in context of substance abuse treatment, outpatient means that the patients do not live at the facility but rather come for classes, visits, or group meetings.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
15 (88.24%) Offer this Care
Penobscot County
25 (92.59%) Offer this Care
Maine
148 (89.70%) Offer this Care
United States
9,332 (82.00%) Offer this Care

Partial Hospitalization or Day Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers partial hospitalization or day treatment services on site. With this type of care, patients still live at home but commute to the facility to receive treatment. Frequency of visits vary but can be up to seven days per week, if needed.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Care
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Care
Maine
8 (4.85%) Offer this Care
United States
1,455 (12.78%) Offer this Care

Residential Short-Term Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers residential short-term treatment services on site. This type of care lasts 30 days or less. Typically, services are provided to residents in the form of a 24 hour residential, non-medical, substance free environment to promote recovery.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
0 (0.00%) Offer this Care
Penobscot County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Care
Maine
3 (1.82%) Offer this Care
United States
1,573 (13.82%) Offer this Care

Residential Long-Term Treatment

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers residential long-term treatment services on site. This type of care lasts more than 30 days. Typically, services are provided to residents in the form of a 24 hour residential, non-medical, substance free environment to promote recovery.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
3 (17.65%) Offer this Care
Penobscot County
3 (11.11%) Offer this Care
Maine
16 (9.70%) Offer this Care
United States
2,204 (19.37%) Offer this Care

Hospital Inpatient

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hospital inpatient treatment services on site. This type of care is given to patients in a medical facility. The patient will be monitored and treated 24 hours a day by medical staff for the duration of their stay.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Care
Penobscot County
1 (3.70%) Offer this Care
Maine
6 (3.64%) Offer this Care
United States
597 (5.25%) Offer this Care

Special Programs and Groups

Charts

Adolescents

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for adolescents.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Program
Maine
27 (16.36%) Offer this Program
United States
3,452 (30.33%) Offer this Program

Persons with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups for specifically persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
7 (41.18%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
10 (37.04%) Offer this Program
Maine
50 (30.30%) Offer this Program
United States
4,097 (36.00%) Offer this Program

Persons with HIV or AIDS

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups for specifically persons with HIV or AIDS.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
0 (0.00%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Program
Maine
3 (1.82%) Offer this Program
United States
1,017 (8.94%) Offer this Program

DUI and DWI Offenders

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for DUI and DWI offenders.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
9 (52.94%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
17 (62.96%) Offer this Program
Maine
90 (54.55%) Offer this Program
United States
3,548 (31.17%) Offer this Program

Criminal Justice Groups

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for criminal justice groups.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Program
Maine
28 (16.97%) Offer this Program
United States
3,089 (27.14%) Offer this Program

Gays and Lesbians

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for gays and lesbians.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
1 (3.70%) Offer this Program
Maine
7 (4.24%) Offer this Program
United States
654 (5.75%) Offer this Program

Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for pregnant and postpartum women.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
3 (17.65%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
3 (11.11%) Offer this Program
Maine
16 (9.70%) Offer this Program
United States
1,561 (13.72%) Offer this Program

Seniors and Older Adults

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for seniors and older adults.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
1 (5.88%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
1 (3.70%) Offer this Program
Maine
6 (3.64%) Offer this Program
United States
734 (6.45%) Offer this Program

Women

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for women.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
5 (29.41%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
7 (25.93%) Offer this Program
Maine
33 (20.00%) Offer this Program
United States
3,691 (32.43%) Offer this Program

Men

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers special programs or groups specifically for men.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
4 (23.53%) Offer this Program
Penobscot County
6 (22.22%) Offer this Program
Maine
32 (19.39%) Offer this Program
United States
2,844 (24.99%) Offer this Program

Forms of Payment

Charts

Medicaid

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts Medicaid as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
13 (76.47%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
20 (74.07%) Offer this Form
Maine
134 (81.21%) Offer this Form
United States
6,124 (53.81%) Offer this Form

State Financed Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts state financed insurance as a form of payment. This does not include Medicaid programs.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
3 (17.65%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
9 (33.33%) Offer this Form
Maine
77 (46.67%) Offer this Form
United States
4,336 (38.10%) Offer this Form

Medicare

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts Medicare as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Bangor
7 (41.18%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
14 (51.85%) Offer this Form
Maine
80 (48.48%) Offer this Form
United States
3,598 (31.61%) Offer this Form

Private Health Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts private health insurance as a form of payment.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
9 (52.94%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
18 (66.67%) Offer this Form
Maine
134 (81.21%) Offer this Form
United States
7,232 (63.54%) Offer this Form

Military Insurance

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts military insurance as a form of payment. Examples are VA and TRICARE.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
7 (41.18%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
14 (51.85%) Offer this Form
Maine
97 (58.79%) Offer this Form
United States
1,068 (9.38%) Offer this Form

Access to Recovery Voucher

Status

Indicates whether the facility accepts access to recovery vouchers as a form of payment. ATR is a program that provides vouchers for clients for purchase. They can be used for substance abuse treatment and recovery services.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
0 (0.00%) Offer this Form
Penobscot County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Form
Maine
0 (0.00%) Offer this Form
United States
1,534 (13.48%) Offer this Form

Payment Assistance

Charts

Sliding Fee Scale

Status

Indicates whether the facility has payment assistance in the form of a sliding free scale. Fees are typically based upon income and other factors.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
8 (47.06%) Offer this Assistance
Penobscot County
11 (40.74%) Offer this Assistance
Maine
70 (42.42%) Offer this Assistance
United States
4,762 (41.84%) Offer this Assistance

Payment Assistance

Status

Indicates whether the facility has payment assistance. Check with the facility for details.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
5 (29.41%) Offer this Assistance
Penobscot County
7 (25.93%) Offer this Assistance
Maine
33 (20.00%) Offer this Assistance
United States
2,725 (23.94%) Offer this Assistance

Special Language Services

Charts

Assistance for Hearing Impaired

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for assistance for the hearing impaired.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
5 (29.41%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
6 (22.22%) Offer this Service
Maine
67 (40.61%) Offer this Service
United States
3,104 (27.27%) Offer this Service

American Indian and Alaska Native Languages

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for American Indian and Alaska native languages.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
2 (1.21%) Offer this Service
United States
78 (0.69%) Offer this Service

Spanish

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for Spanish.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
1 (3.70%) Offer this Service
Maine
8 (4.85%) Offer this Service
United States
3,054 (26.83%) Offer this Service

Foreign Languages Other Than Spanish

Status

Indicates whether the facility has language services for foreign language services other than Spanish.

This Provider This Provider
No
Bangor
2 (11.76%) Offer this Service
Penobscot County
2 (7.41%) Offer this Service
Maine
10 (6.06%) Offer this Service
United States
786 (6.91%) Offer this Service

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
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I was very happy to ear that the treatment center could get me in in as little as one week. I was walked through step by step and my recovery has begun and I am proud to say I got to The Discovery House.

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been a patient there they a very unprofessional to say the least #496

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Insurance:
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I am very satisfied with the over all care given. I believe the discovery house has really helped keep me from using opiatesand very glad to be going there.

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When the staff likes to watch u go the bathroom on camera or in my case a lady stood over my shoulder and oogled over my penis the whole time that I had to urinate into a water fountain... not the most comfortable way to pee considering that fountain was high off the ground... the counselor seemed to really enjoy looking at my manhood ...I probably should have asked her ifshe saw anything that she liked the looks of.... never have I had anyone stand and stare whi;e i took a urine test or have seeen cameras in a bathroom ...I thought that was illegal I guess not ... but this is a money hungry bunch of perverts.

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I am a patient at Discovery House, and have been for over a year. I have never had a dirty urine test, (seeing as I abused methadone mostly) and I would say I am a role model to other patients, however, through this past year Discovery House has shown it's incompitance several times. The staff never get things done, you have to ask them a million times before anything gets anywhere. I have had over 5 counselors while I have been there and I was only suppose to have one so I could work on my recovery with them. I feel like the only thing they do for me is keep me from joansing, I have to do all the work on my own for recovery. They have groups that no one I've spoken to find helpful. It's just overall been a bad experience. I have takehomes now, and I should have had my 6 takehomes by January seeing as I've done EVERYTHING required of me, yet, they still never get anything done. I've had to go to other counselors to ask for a callback because my counselor NEVER follows through. If you are looking for a clinic, do NOT go there because they've been doing a bunch of renovation and it's just a circus there.

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Discussions

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Give me break!

Give me break!
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You got addicted to drugs or alcohol and now you are getting free treatment at the cost of tax payers money?! Give me a break! I can't believe that you would have any complaints. Let me guess. Why don't you do what addicts did before Methadone came to the market..Go cold turkey! Yeah, you will have major episodes of withdrawl, but it is a small price to buy for the big mistake of starting the addiction. Don't misunderstand me- I really am for these detox centers for people who want help. But you need to help yourself. Nobody has the time to hold your hand through the process. Was somebody there to help you get addicted in the first place? Probably not. Be strong and stay the course. Get off drugs, get a good paying job and contribute to society.

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Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:40 PM MST

No Hope in Sight

No Hope in Sight
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i go to the Discovery House in Bangor. I thought this facility would help change my life around and see some light at the end of the tunnel. All I feel after three years of being in treatment is more stress and a craving too use more than ever before! The fights and beligerant "drug dealers" hanging around for hours on end interfere with your treatment at this particular clinic. If you report any drug deals, violence or abuse the counselors, staff and the director him self, Brent Miller, turn thier heads and make you feel like you should mind you own business. There is nothing a patient can do to really be denied treatment, no matter how violentor severe the case. Its all about the $$$$$$$$$. 500 patients at $95.00 a wk. They don't care aboout your treatment. Brent Miller was just approved for another 200 more patients. Thats 700! drug addicts crammed in a very tight spot no renovations to make it compatiable for that many people. Now Brent is letting go 3-4 counselors!!!! 700 drug addicts and maybe 4 counselors. It now was changed so you can't even see your counseling one on one any more, mandatory group. Less staff more addicts equals more money not rehabilitated addicts!!! How is this man Brent Miller allowed to direct this clinic or any other and hundreds more patients feel the same way I do. i've been there three and a half years, didn't relapse and was working and going to school until the expansion went through, the clinic is so chaotic and the hours constantly change due to made up holidays or open different times for different holidays, biasness, discrimination. It shouldn't be this way. one set of guidelines EVERYONE has to follow!!!! I can't take this place of treatment any longer!! I've had counselors and dosing nurses lie about or alter rules for some and not others. this clinic Dicovery House Of Bangor must get a new DIRECTOR. I am petition this clinic with current patients signatures and you'll see how many patients feel the same as I but they just feel trapped or this is thier only option. You should be asking patient how Impressed they feel with Brent Miller running of the clinic and not the counselors or staff that neeed the employment!!!!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:06 PM MST

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Bangor at a Glance

Bangor has a total population of 31,473, of which 6,689 are children under the age of 18 and 4,431 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.1.

Total Population:
31,473
Median Age:
36.1
Males:
14,863 (47.2%)
Female:
16,610 (52.8%)
Children (0-17):
6,689 (21.3%)
Adults (18-64):
20,353 (64.7%)
Seniors (65+):
4,431 (14.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Bangor
Married:
11,918 (37.9%)
Divorced:
3,525 (11.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Bangor
Hispanic Ethnicity:
329 (1.05%)
White:
29,888 (94.96%)
African American:
320 (1.02%)
Asian:
364 (1.16%)
Pacific Islander:
18 (0.06%)
Indian:
309 (0.98%)
Other:
123 (0.39%)
Two or More:
451 (1.43%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Bangor

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.38, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.38 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
1,240
Home Agencies:
4
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
6
Medical Suppliers:
34
Rehab Centers:
17

Wealth

The median family income is $42,047 while the median household income is $29,740. Roughly 15.73% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$42,047
Household Income:
$29,740
In Poverty:
15.73%

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