Women’s Rehab Center in Portland Takes Alternative Approach to Opiate Addiction




Greener Pastures Holisticare (GPH), in Portland, Maine, announces the grand opening of Greener Pastures Women’s Recovery Home, a 12- bed residential facility for women seeking alternative treatment for opiate addiction. Featuring an innovative, self-motivational recovery program, GPH offers an all-natural alternative to medicated-assisted treatments (MAT) such as methadone and suboxone.

In place of a typical 12-step program, the GPH 28-day wellness program utilizes cannabis and kratom therapy, herbal supplements, experiental therapy (yoga, art, botany, etc.), group therapy and oneon- one drug counseling. This client-centered program, developed by an occupational therapist, offers cognitive-behavioral treatment through motivational interventions with an emphasis on mindfulness principles. Letting the client chart their own course of recovery through collaboration, rather than confrontation, the clients discover their own motivation and actively participate in their path to wellness.

The opiate epidemic in this country is staggering, with drug overdoses recently becoming the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. Greener Pastures Holisticare recognizes the dire need of new addiction treatment centers in Maine, and is dedicated to being New England’s first completely holistic rehabilitation center.

“There is an immediate need to address the opiate epidemic in new/alternative ways,” says Roxanne Gullikson, CHLC. “Many of us know or love someone who suffers from addiction, or struggle with addiction ourselves. GPH is a one-of-its-kind treatment option for women who are ready to heal.”

Location: 1851 Washington Ave., Portland, ME. For more information, call 207-835-9527 or visit GreenerPasturesHolisticare.com.

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