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If you're ready to begin your road to recovery, we invite you to apply to our recovery residence.

El Rancho de la Vida

Andersson Ranch

62 Page Terrace

Hinckley, ME 04944


Admission Criteria

To be admitted to The Andersson Ranch -

This is a voluntary six month SUD treatment and housing program for adult men and women aged 21 and older. You will need to be completely detoxed from certain substances prior to admission and have no major medical conditions that require frequent attention or intervention. You must be substance-free throughout your stay at The Ranch - EXCEPT legally prescribed medications. 

Upon admission you will be engaged in the intake process which will include clinical assessments and an initial global treatment plan, which you will form with our clinical team that will be updated every 30 days to reflect your progress and life goals, as well as treatment goals and working with our Phase system. You will be on orientation for the first 2 weeks after admission, to get accustomed to the house, your housemates and your clinical stages of change.

El Rancho de la Vida - Andersson Ranch will not admit any individual who:

  • Needs medical or Nursing services on a 24-hour basis.

  • Has a communicable disease or infection, extensive and/or grossly infected wounds, unless the individual is receiving medical treatment for the condition and the admission is approved by the admission staff.

  • Is intoxicated or detoxing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, or any other substance that is not quelled by MAT.

  • Is under 21 years of age.

  • Is displaying uncontrolled violent behavior or has violent charges such as DV or assault charges. It is at the discretion of management and staff to not admit you based on our house rules, recovery agreement.

  • Has an unstable diabetic regimen.

  • Has an unstable cardiac condition.

  • Has an unstable renal or hypertensive condition.

  • You are not ambulatory (cannot walk without crutches or wheelchair). 

  • Has a disability that requires an ADA wheelchair access as ERDLV is an older building that cannot accommodate a wheelchair. You will be referred to a program that meets your ADA accessibility needs (if possible). .

Before You Begin

Before you apply, here's what you will need in order to move in:

  • A deposit may be required at move-in.  We accept vouchers, credit or debit, cash, no personal checks.

  • We Now accept MaineCare!

  • The deposit can be used to hold an open bed and is applied toward your first month's rent.

  • We recommend medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for anti-craving such as Suboxone or Vivitrol.

  • We recommend a peer support navigator and attending intensive outpatient (IOP).

  • You will need to keep busy, this may be a job, school, volunteering, or something else.

  • We try to keep a stocked pantry, but you are responsible for your own food. We suggest acquiring SNAP benefits if you think you will have trouble affording food.

  • We will do our best to help you get everything you need.

  • If you need a pick-up, please let us know.

What's included

  • Bedding and towels

  • Toiletries

  • In-house laundry

  • Recovery coach available 24/7, and limited case management support

  • You will be assigned a 1:1 individual Drug and alcohol counselor

  • Four + counselor led groups in-house per week.

  • House activities including music and meetings, and more coming soon

  • Mandatory Sunday house meeting including Ranch dinner @6pm

  • We have a base monthly rent, but we want to work with anyone to come up with a rent that they can afford

  • MaineCare accepted  

  • Financial assistance is available

If you have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to call us at 207-387-0101