Everest Recovery Centers Expands Access to Recovery Services in Kennebec County
Everest Recovery Centers in Manchester, Maine is open and accepting new patients beginning 08/14/2023.
Everest Recovery Centers held an Open House to announce the opening of its new treatment center located at 16 Association Drive Manchester, Maine. Everest Recovery looks forward to improving access to opioid addiction treatment services in Kennebec County. This is Everest Recovery’s second location in the State of Maine. Its first clinic opened in Saco, in January of 2022.
“You can’t miss it; the Opioid Epidemic is ravaging the state of Maine– the entire nation. And certainly, with the onset of fentanyl, it’s gotten even worse. Getting folks into medication-assisted treatment allows them to re-engage with their families, regain employment, and just live a productive life” said Peter Morris, co-founder and CEO of Everest Recovery. “My goal is that our treatment centers are a place I would want to send a family member of mine, if they were suffering from this disease.”
Everest Recovery has been pleased with the support it has received at the local, state, and federal level to provide this gold standard level of treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder.
“My administration will continue to do all we can to stop drugs from reaching Maine, to prevent addiction at an early age, to treat addiction when we couldn’t prevent it, to set people on a lifelong path to recovery, and above all else, to save lives,” said Governor Janet Mills, who attended Everest’s Open House. The Mills administration has taken a series of actions to combat the Opioid Epidemic in Maine.
In 2022, there were 716 fatal overdoses in Maine, an average of nearly 60, every month. This total is up from 631 deaths in 2021 and 504 deaths in 2020. The stress and isolation brought on by the COVID pandemic, coupled with the rise in prevalence of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, has led to a tragic increase in fatalities.
About Everest Recovery Centers
Everest Recovery Centers is a start-up company led by seasoned veterans with over 25 years of experience in the opioid treatment industry. Everest Recovery provides proven treatment for adults struggling with opioid addiction. Services include FDA approved medications: methadone and buprenorphine; diagnostic assessment, recurrence prevention and support groups, addiction education, counseling, and more.