Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc.

Residential Treatment Facility

AMHC’s Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is a comfortable farmhouse located in the midst of Aroostook County’s lush farmland.

In this peaceful setting, residential substance abuse services are available for:

  • Chemically dependent adults and older adolescents.
  • Family members, affected others, or co-dependent individuals.

Service Mission

AMHC’s mission at the RTF is to provide an environment conducive to the development of healthy living skills through modeling, guidance, and education. AMHC believes in service to others based on a foundation of respect for the individual, where they have been, where they are today, and where their hopes and potential can lead them in the future.

Philosophy and Resources

AMHC has been a major source of high quality care and intensive case management in the treatment of substance abuse since the agency was incorporated as a private, non-profit corporation in 1964. Education, rehabilitation, recovery, and relapse prevention are the watchwords of AMHC’s substance abuse services.

AMHC seeks to enhance community awareness of the problems, causes, and solutions related to substance abuse through preventive education and consultation services.

AMHC intervenes in the process of addiction with assessment, treatment, and support services that lead to rehabilitation and recovery. The comprehensive array of services that AMHC offers includes treatment for people with dual or multiple diagnoses such as mental health, developmental disability, health, and substance diagnoses. AMHC provides referral, advocacy, and services management for individuals in need of medically supervised detoxification.

Commitment to Optimal Outcomes

The RTF offers 12 beds for the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The program offers individuals a safe and supportive setting in which they can receive intensive services that are tailored to specific needs. Continuous round-the-clock supervision is provided by experienced residential treatment staff. AMHC’s outpatient counselors coordinate with residential treatment staff to design and implement goal-oriented treatment strategies that address a client’s specific needs and dependencies. AMHC residential staff also work with outpatient therapists, community service programs, government agencies, and other appropriate ancillary services to develop discharge and follow-up plans that focus on relapse prevention and reintegration into the community to ensure an optimal outcome for the consumer.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to the RTF, AMHC requires the following:

  • An individual must be alcohol or other drug free for at least five days.
  • Medications are given when medically indicated for detoxification or a co-occurring psychiatric or medical condition as prescribed by a physician.  
  • A completed copy of the Res-Medical Exam form and the results from a TB test.  A copy of the form to print and complete can be found by clicking here.
  • Special dietary needs clearly ordered by a physician, when needed.

    How to Make a Referral

    AMHC accepts referrals to the RTF from physicians and other appropriately licensed clinicians. Referrals are accepted 24 hours-per-day, seven days-per-week by calling 1-800-244-6431.