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In celebration of our providers and Health Affiliates Maine as an agency. Health Affiliates Maine held it’s Second Annual Consortium on June 28th, 2013  All affiliates, per-diem employees, and regular employees were invited to attend this fun filled event which included: Fabulous Door Prizes, Delicious Food, Networking Opportunities, Inspiring Keynote Speaker Lydia Richards and a Choice of Two Break-out Sessions.

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Health Affiliates Maine (HAM) , a state-wide provider of mental health counseling announced Luanne Starr Rhoades has joined their leadership team as the new Director of Outpatient Therapy Services.  Rhoades,  a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), will be leading the new integrated substance abuse and mental health services at HAM.

Rhoades has extensive background of experience in the field including work at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on the Detox unit and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).  Later she entered private practice in Lewiston for 10 years, counseling individuals, couples and families coping with a wide range of mental, emotional and addictive issues.

Recently she worked with Maine’s National Guard as a Military and Family Life Consultant, providing deployment cycle support and assistance with problem solving to service members and their families.

Health Affiliates Maine, located at 306 Rodman Rd. Auburn, is a licensed mental health and substance abuse service agency with over 230 affiliated clinicians and 80 case managers throughout the state.  For more information call 1-877-888-4304 or visit www.healthaffiliatesmaine.com

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(Auburn-Maine)  Health Affiliates Maine, a state-wide provider of mental health counseling has created a new outpatient substance abuse program designed to meet a critical need in the community.

Based in Auburn, Health Affiliates Maine (www.healthaffiliatesmaine.com) has independently licensed mental health (LCSW/LCPC/LMFT) and substance abuse counselors (LADC) providing outpatient counseling services to individuals struggling with substance abuse issues and their family members.Andrea Krebs, the Executive Director of Health Affiliates Maine says the social and economic costs associated with substance abuse in Maine are significant.  “In 2009 alone 182 people died as a direct consequence of drug abuse.  The Maine office of Substance Abuse estimates that in 2005 substance abuse cost Maine nearly $900 million.  Our new services will provide additional options for families and individuals in need”.

 

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, as recently as 2009/10, Maine was among the top ten states for several drug use categories, including:  cocaine use among 18-25 year olds, marijuana use among people 12 and older, and illicit drug dependence among young adults 18-25 years old.

Heading up the new department at Health Affiliates Maine will be Luanne Rhoades (LCPC/LADC), Outpatient Therapy Director and Bryce Libby (LCSW/LADC), as team leader.

Krebs says they accept most insurance plans including Maine Care.  For more information call 1-877-888-4304 or visit www.healthaffiliatesmaine.com

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