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Behavioral Health
and Substance Abuse
Treatment for Men

Seamlessly combining comprehensive clinical services with groundbreaking experiential programming in Portland, Maine.

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A Transformative
and Comprehensive
Clinical Approach

Our integrated treatment model combines evidence-based mental and behavioral health treatment with substance abuse treatment.

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Academic Progression
Within Our Supportive

At Foundation House, we offer comprehensive academic services built to help our clients plan and chart their educational futures.

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Beyond Four Walls:
A Campus Built For

Our 120-acre therapeutic ranch provides wilderness tranquility and endless outdoor adventure to all of our clients.

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Expanding Your
Horizons Through
International Travel

Our annual international adventures offer an incredible opportunity to experience fun and exploration in ways you never thought possible.

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Clinical services at Foundation House are in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Optum, and United Healthcare.

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We also work with all other major providers in an out-of-network capacity. Please inquire with admissions to have a complete Verification of Benefits run for your specific insurance plan.

What We Do

Foundation House has pioneered men's mental health and substance abuse treatment for 21 years. Our program leads in quality care with evidence-based therapeutic approaches, innovative programming, beautiful surroundings, and a nurturing environment. Our unmatched treatment journey bridges residential to independent living.

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235 State Street, Portland, Maine
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Our program is founded on the philosophy of full engagement.

At Foundation House, we believe treatment should be a dynamic process. We encourage our clients to actively participate in their treatment decisions. This approach fosters self-advocacy, trust and confidence—preparing them for a life beyond treatment.

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Comprehensive Clinical

Our treatment program addresses the psychiatric, psychological, social, and physical aspects of addiction; our curriculum provides the tools and attention to help young men thrive.

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Integrated Treatment

We believe in treating the whole person. Pairing mental health treatment with substance abuse treatment, we treat the core issues that address and support long-term health.

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Exceptional Experiences

Young men need novel experiences, adventure, and service work to rewire their brain's reward system, build relationships, self-esteem and a belief that recovery is worthwhile.

We are Licensed & Accredited

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Licensed by the State of Maine as both a substance abuse and mental health treatment facility, and accredited by The Joint Commission. We are dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, transparent, and outcome-driven treatment.

The perfect blend
of city and nature.

The tranquil Maine wilderness surrounds Portland's vibrant and intimate urban setting, making it the ideal place for healing.

Our Location
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Our Program

Our program is built to help young men build confidence and independence, learn to manage their daily life, and build one that they don’t want to give up.

Our Program
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Paddleboarding on the Maine Coast
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Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a transformative approach that facilitates healing through immersive, multi-sensory activities. It operates on the belief that true healing unfolds through the journey of the experience itself.

At Foundation House, we offer comprehensive academic services built to help our clients plan and chart their educational futures. From the moment of enrollment, our skilled enrollment consultants provide each client with the opportunity to explore a wide array of educational possibilities.
Sobriety can take us to some pretty amazing places. Our International Travel Program offers annual trips and incredible opportunities for our residents to experience fun and exploration in early recovery in ways they never thought possible.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation incorporate physical and mental wellness practices to help improve overall wellbeing. These techniques complement more traditional forms of treatment and are proven to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-awareness, and lower both heart rate and blood pressure.
At Foundation House, we teach our residents to find purpose and happiness through service to others. For the young men in our program, we find that it is often changes in actions that lead to changes in thought.
For young men, there is no greater time for bonding than on a shared journey. Through their experience in the wilderness, residents learn the importance of cooperation, begin to trust and count on each other, and create meaningful relationships—often for the first time.
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Our evidence-based approaches to care.

Our psychiatric and clinical teams provide effective tandem care, building personalized treatment plans with the appropriate modalities for core issues.

Attachment-Based Therapy is a process-oriented form of counseling. An attachment-based approach looks at the connection between early attachment experiences and the ability to form healthy emotional relationships as an adult.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to help individuals become more aware of their thoughts and feelings, identify the thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to ongoing struggles, and learn how to change and reframe them.
DBT is a skill-based type of psychotherapy that is used to treat mental health conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. DBT combines elements of CBT therapy with techniques such as mindfulness, acceptance, and other various coping skills. DBT focuses on helping individuals regulate their emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, develop distress tolerance, and enhance mindfulness.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy emphasizes acceptance as a way to deal with negative thoughts, feelings, symptoms, or circumstances. It also encourages increased commitment to healthy, constructive activities that uphold your values or goals.
Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative counseling style designed to inspire personal motivation and behavior change. Structured interviews help people identify their negative feelings and thoughts and create healthier habits.
Relational Therapy is a therapeutic approach based on the idea that mutually satisfying relationships with others are necessary for one's emotional well-being and takes into account the ways in which social and familial factors relate to the relationships in a person's life.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is one of the world's most widely used therapeutic treatments. This approach concentrates on finding solutions in the present and exploring one's hope for the future in order to find a quick and pragmatic resolution to one's problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.
Trauma-Informed Care includes an understanding of trauma and an awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations. This approach anticipates and avoids processes that are likely to retraumatize individuals who already have histories of trauma.
Experiential therapy is a transformative approach that facilitates healing through immersive, multi-sensory activities. It operates on the belief that true healing unfolds through the experience itself.
Research shows that young men have a better chance of long-term recovery and healing when they have the support of their family. We help our clients and families move toward healthy communication, boundaries, and self-care.

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