Self-Help and Recovery

Individual Resources


Many Roads to Recovery: Experiences with Mental Health and Substance Abuse


This booklet providing basic information and personal reflection was created by the Maine Co-Occurring Initiative Consumer/Peer Group in August 2008.


Many Roads to Recovery



Pre-Release and Re-Entry Handbook for People in Correctional Facilities


As people in prison get ready to make the transition back into the community, there are many things that they can do to prepare. Thinking ahead and doing some legwork while one is still in custody can make getting back into the community a lot easier. This handbook is designed to help them to take some of those steps now - before their release.


Pre-Release and Reentry Handbook PDF


Cover: A Journey Toward Health and Hope


A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt


This handbook from SAMHSA guides readers through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with


A Journey Toward Health and Hope



Telephone 2-1-1


Use your telephone and dial 2-1-1, an easy-to-remember number which connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their communities.


Support Groups


Anxiety and Depression Association of America


ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.


Support Groups in Maine



Autism Society of Maine


The Autism Society of Maine provides groups for adults on the autism spectrum, parent support groups, groups for adult socializing, and other events.


Support Groups in Maine



Bangor Daily News


The Bangor Daily News lists a wide range of support groups in the area - including ones related to mental health and substance abuse.


Support Groups in Maine



Department of Health and Human Services


The Maine DHHS offers an extensive list of support groups throughout the state, categorized by type.


Support Groups in Maine



Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


DBSA offers support groups throughout the United States - including ones in Maine.


Support Groups in Maine



Gamblers Anonymous


Gamblers Anonymous helps people who are addicted to gambling. They have a nationwide listing of support groups and a hotline.


Support Groups



Maine Al-Anon


Al-Anon/Alateen groups exist to support the family and friends of people who are addicted to alcohol.


Support Groups



Maine Alcoholics Anonymous


AA groups exist throughout Maine at many different locations.


Support Groups



Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery


Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery maintains an events calendar which includes leadership opportunities and awards ceremonies.


Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs



Maine Medical Center


The Maine Medical Center hosts a variety of support groups each month.


Support Groups



Narcotics Anonymous


Narcotics Anonymous groups are available at many sites in Maine.


Scheduled Meetings



NAMI Maine


NAMI is very active in Maine and has many groups and events for people with lived experience of mental illness and their relatives.


Support Groups and Affiliates



National Eating Disorders Association


National Eating Disorders Association lists a few groups in Maine in their website directory.


Support Groups



Portland Metro Area CHADD


Portland Metro Area CHADD provides a support group for adults with attention deficit disorder.


Support Groups



The Times Record


The Times Record publishes support group listings from throughout the midcoast region of Maine.


Support Groups