ABOUT AMHC – LIMESTONE
Serving the communities of northern Maine, Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) is a private, nonprofit mental health treatment provider that offers a range of services for individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders. AHMC is. Located in Limestone, AMHC’s residential facility provides comprehensive treatment for adults and older adolescents. The facility does not offer on-site medical detoxification. To be admitted into the residential program, clients must be at least five days sober.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To identify client strengths and needs, AMHC first conducts an initial substance abuse and psychiatric assessment. According to the facility’s website, the residential program involves “assessment, treatment, and support services that lead to rehabilitation and recovery.”
According to Best-rehabs.com survey results, AMHC incorporates the principles of 12-Step into the residential program. Clients may regularly attend 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature, and perform associated “step-work.”
After residential treatment, clients may be encouraged to utilize AMHC’s outpatient programs as a “step-down”. AHMC has eight outpatient offices located throughout Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties. One alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing noted receiving counseling once a week as part of their aftercare.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for the staff support, and the loved one surveyed gave four stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set in a comfortable farmhouse in rural Aroostook County, AMHC’s residential facility offers around-the-clock supervision and can accommodate up to 12 clients at a time, according to the center’s website. To date, the two people surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave four- and two- out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave AHMC a mostly positive review, awarding the facility five out of five stars for its meals and nutrition, visitor policies, cleanliness, counselors’ respect for client treatment preferences, the quality of its lead counselor, its frequency and consistency of meetings, its member empowerment and safety practices during group therapy, and the overall quality of the program’s group therapy. “It was a good facility,” the anonymous alum wrote.
To date, the one person who left a Google Review for the center gave just one out of five stars. “This facility is NOT a dual diagnosis place and is not intended for people with any variation or underlying issues so commonly associated with addiction,” the reviewer Tina wrote. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date also gave AMHC mostly positive feedback, including ratings of four out of five stars for its family participation, its cleanliness, its treatment ofand its staff’s level of training and experience. His one complaint was that the facility was overcrowded.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Daniel, the one former staffer polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, gave AMHC a mostly positive reviews. While he noted that the age of the facility was a weakness, he also gave the rehab four- and five- out of five stars for its treatment of co-occurring disorders, its willingness to put clients’ interests first, the credentials and experience of addiction treatment staff, and the credentials and experience of the medical staff.
“I have witnessed recoveries of folks who were at the end of their road of hope,” he wrote.
According to the facility’s website, AMHC accepts MaineCare and most private insurance plans. The one loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the rehab four out of five stars for its affordability.