Breaking the Cycle

Located at the heart of Millinocket, Breaking the Cycle is a new community-oriented transitional living program for women in recovery. We are fully certified by the Maine Association of Recovery Residences. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where our residents can transition away from addiction and grow toward developing a meaningful and productive life for themselves. In addition, Breaking the Cycle supports residents in reuniting with their families.

We are a secular, MAT-friendly, professionally-staffed program.

What we provide:

  • 18 beds, priced at $150 / week (with a $150 non-refundable move-in fee), in comfortable, fully-furnished bedrooms. Special payment plans may be available upon request.
  • Two experienced professional staff people.
  • A large, modern, communal kitchen, complete with high quality appliances and free coffee, condiments, and basic food staple items. Nobody here goes hungry!
  • On-site professional drug and alcohol counseling, group therapy, and comprehensive case management.
  • We host frequent community events, including recovery speakers, meditation groups and other free workshops.
  • Free laundry on premises.

What we expect:

  • All residents are expected to remain drug and alcohol free. Random drug checks are performed.
  • Residents are expected to obtain work, attend school and/or volunteer at least 20 hours per week within the first two weeks of residency.
  • Residents will maintain good relations with their housemates, neighbors and their community as a whole.
  • Residents are required to obtain a qualified sponsor, certified Recovery Coach or other peer support person within one week of arrival.
  • In addition to mandatory weekly house meetings, residents must participate in at least two “pro-social” activities a week. Such activities may include, but are not limited to: AA, NA, or other 12-Step meetings; faith-based opportunities such as Celebrate Recovery; or professionally facilitated group therapy and counseling.