Lakes Region Recovery Center
A place where people always come first.
The Lakes Region Recovery Center is a safe place that encourages and maintains a culture that is welcoming and non-judgmental to people in a recovery, their families, and loved ones.
Lakes Region Recovery Center was founded in early 2018 in order to address the shortage of resources and support for people in recovery in Maine's rural areas. The doors officially opened in September of 2018 in a rented space at Bridgton Hospital, and was an immediate success, with a fantastic number of visitors seeking information, resources, and support.
Since that time LRRC has continued to provide the best services possible to the community through continuous managed expansion. With the expansion of services there also came an increase in membership and an even greater number of needs.
To address this growth, LRRC found a new building at 2 Elm Street in Bridgton in early 2022 and began its renovation process. The new property officially opened to visitors in November of 2022 and has already proven itself a much better space for the center and its members' needs, thanks to its more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, larger meeting areas, and even a full service kitchen.
Now that LRRC is fully settled into our new location, we look optimistically toward the future with the hope of meeting as many needs as possible for those in the area.
Recent data from the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine show that in the first seven months of 2022 overdoses in the state have averaged 836 per month, a 19% increase over 2021 numbers. Overdose deaths have increased a similar amount at 17% more compared to the previous year.
As substance use disorder continues to rise in Maine and plague our families and communities, our vision at LRRC is to continue to expand the breadth and quality of our services in order to support those in need of help and resources. We wish to treat everyone we encounter with the dignity and respect they deserve, and to be a place where they feel safe, supported, and cared for.