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(4.2 of 5)
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30 Mellen Street
Portland ME 03903

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ABOUT SERENITY HOUSE IN PORTLAND, ME

Located in Portland, Maine, the Serenity House provides inpatient treatment to men struggling with addiction. The center doesn’t offer detox on-site, but does provide treatment for dual diagnosis.

According to the center’s website, the mission of the Serenity House “is to provide the best and most accessible residential treatment in the state of Maine for men with chemical addiction.”

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the Serenity House’s website, the center offers treatment for a number of issues such as alcoholism, drug addiction, dual diagnosis, co-dependency, and relationship issues.

Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized, and is created by healthcare professionals and the patient. Treatment goals at Serenity House are achieved through a combination of different practices.

Treatment plans usually consist of individual counseling, family counseling, didactic lectures and education groups, life skills planning, dual diagnosis referral, and different therapies.

The therapies at the Serenity House include individual therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention therapy, and organized recreation therapy.

Residents at the Serenity House are encouraged to work on their entire health. The health director meets with each new patient for a health assessment. Patients are encouraged to quit smoking, and can get a club membership to the YMCA, which is in walking distance of the Serenity House.

The center also has a full-time chef on staff who can cater to different dietary needs.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the center’s website, the treatment team includes alcohol and drug counselors, and counseling aides.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Pictures on the Serenity House’s website indicate the center is a brick house with a yard.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The one alum that was polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing had a positive experience with Serenity House. J.J. gave the center five out of five stars when asked if he would recommend the center.

He also gave the center top marks for cleanliness, affordability, and the staff’s experience. He wrote: “It works if your willing to be honest with yourself and your open to take suggestions it's that simple.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Two former employees left mixed reviews of Serenity House on Indeed.com.[1] One staff member gave the center five out of five stars, and wrote: “Co-Workers very friendly Relaxed work environment...Enjoyed working with residents and their families.”

However, they wrote they lost their job due to downsizing.

The other alum only gave the center one star, and wrote: “Disorganized administration. Lack of clarity on program procedures. Lack of cooperation from supporting departments. High staff turn over.”

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs.

Published February 2017

  1. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Serenity-House/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Portland%2C+ME

Published on June 2017

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their great staff and treatment, cleanleness needs to be improved; was for my sister it really helped her and i recommend it

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The clinician there was a strength. It works if your willing to be honest with yourself and your open to take suggestions it's that simple.

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