A New Horizon for People in Withdrawal

New Horizon
Courtesy: Bangor Daily News

For people looking for a safe place to go to withdraw from drugs and alcohol, there’s a new offering in the Greater Bangor Area—a social detox facility in Hampden opened its doors this month. New Horizon, a ten bed facility operated by Wellspring is now open.

New Horizon is an outpatient residential facility where patients can undergo medically supervised detoxification. People interested in the program must first be screened. “This is where they can come after they have taken their last hit; their last line, and they need a safe place to go through withdrawal,” explained Sarah Falvey, the director of New Horizon.

New Horizon offers 3 to 7 days of residential, supported detox with mandatory counseling in a non-hospital facility with on call medical supervision. PCHC is providing medical rounds onsite at New Horizons 3 days per week and on call medical support.

The program is a truly a partnership model that would not have been possible without the leadership of Wellspring to operate it and the ongoing collaboration and support of Community Health Leadership Board (CHLB) partners. The Community Health Leadership Board is a partnership of hospitals, health-care providers and the city of Bangor that seeks to reduce stigma and increase understanding of substance use prevention, treatment,and recovery.

People interested in the program can begin by calling New Horizon at 217-6521.