No matter what you or a loved one
is going through, we can help.

Maybe you’ve noticed a family member suffering, acting out, just not behaving the same. Or maybe that’s how you’ve been feeling? There are so many ways that the world can feel out of balance, especially these days. But, here’s the thing: you know when things don’t feel right.

We know that it can be scary to reach out for help. We want you to know that we are here for you. The sooner you, or a loved one, reaches out, the sooner you will begin on a path towards recovery and relief. For over 45 years, we’ve helped families and adolescents with substance use and mental health issues find recovery and wellness. We can help at any step along the way, and will be there for you and your family from Day One.


Let us help. It’s free and totally confidential.

Reaching out is the first step. We’ll help you find the way forward.

We’re usually here Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. If we aren’t immediately available,
leave a message with your contact information and we will do our best to return your call within the hour during working hours.

Our Expertise

Get help today

There is no wrong reason to seek help. People contact us for a variety of reasons. We’re here to offer information, guidance, support, and connection to resources for the entire family.

Reach out to us if you or someone you know is dealing with:

  • Alcohol or substance misuse
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Relationship problems
  • DUI
  • Problems in school and truancy
  • Coping with sudden loss
  • Teen alcohol / nicotine use
  • Mood changes
  • Court involvement
  • Confidential
  • Compassionate
  • Caring

How it Works

Help is right here

  1. Contact Day One. Text, call, or reach out online.
  2. We’ll put you in touch with someone you can talk with, a trained professional who gets what you are going through.
  3. We’ll work with you on a way forward to recovery and wellness. We’re here for you and only for you.

Day One is your source for support. If you have an emergency, call 911 or the Maine Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112 or 711.

“I was afraid and tired and didn’t know what to do or where to go. Day One worked with me and my son and supported us through his rehab. I’ll be forever grateful for their support.”

Frequently Asked Questions

High-quality care for 45 years

Are you accepting new clients?
Yes, we are accepting new clients. If you or someone you know needs help, simply contact us. The sooner you do, the sooner a journey to recovery and relief can begin.
What services do you provide?
Day One offers a continuum of care —assessment and evaluation, residential, outpatient, medication management and case management. We provide substance use residential treatment for 13–20 year olds, outpatient therapy for individuals and families, case management for all ages, medication-assisted treatment and counseling for substance abuse disorder, psychiatric medication management, school-based counseling, and DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program).
Can I be in more than one program?
Absolutely. Issues rarely appear in isolation, therefore it is common that individuals need more than one program to heal.
How do I get my child into the Residential Program?
Simply reach out to us, and we will help. Call us, email us, fax us, or fill out our referral form, so we can get started.
Do you have an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
At this time, we do not have an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
How much does DEEP cost?
For more information on DEEP, including costs, please contact us.
Does my insurance cover services?
Most insurances cover mental health and/or substance use counseling, however, each plan is different. Contact your insurance provider for your specific coverage details.
Do you accept MaineCare?
Yes, we do!
Do you accept other insurances?
Day One works with most commercial insurances including Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, and others. We also work with MaineCare and Medicare. If you would like, contact us, and we can let you know whether we work with your insurance.
Do you only have services for adolescence?
No, we are here for anyone who is in need of our services. We focus on the individualized needs of those we care for and create customized treatment for the entire family—children, adolescents, and adults.
How do I restart services?
Simply get in touch with us, and we can restart services. Call, email, fax, or complete a referral online.
How long does it take to hear back from someone after I’ve contacted you?
You will hear from our referral specialist during business hours Monday–Friday within 24–48 hours of contacting us.

Don’t wait. Reach out now for help.

It can be hard to seek help. We get that. But we know that the sooner we can help, the sooner a journey to recovery and relief can begin.

We’re usually here Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. If we aren’t immediately available, leave a message and we will do our best to return your call within the hour during working hours.