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I am upset that some people are posting 1 star reviews without any comment. I don't think they are real people. My child is graduating today. It was the worst 2 years of struggle for my whole family until we decided to enroll him at Ironwood. Sending him to Ironwood was the best decision we made even though it was the hardest one too. I did lots of research online and Ironwood just felt right. He hated being there for first few months even though he knew that he needed it. I am going to have my child back today. I cannot even imagine where we could be today if it was not for Wes, Sue, our therapist Amy, and all the other staff members at Ironwood. Thank you!!!
Kyung Pastino, 2 months ago
I was at Ironwood last year and I am happy with what I learned there and where my life is going now. It was hard work, but wasn't that bad once I got used to the routine. I am more honest with my parents and they are also more fair with me and overreact less. Staff cared and I actually miss some of them. I have a lot more hope.
Anna B, 2 months ago
Thanks for taking my sister away been more peaceful here without her
Cact_ I, 3 months ago
Every child has a different path. Sometimes adversity is too much to bear. Ironwood is a place to turn to when your family needs assistance. I was very impressed by the work my child did and the growth she made.
Elisabeth Harrington, 3 months ago
I am a graduate and while I was pretty upset that my parents sent me there, it was the best thing that they could have done for me and my family. I was wasting time with losers in town and blowing off school. My parents were the enemy and I just used them for a free place to eat and sleep. After getting over the shock of being sent away things started to get better and we started communicating like a family again. It was def hard and some days were very frustrating but the staff was mostly fair and seemed to want me and others to do well and graduate the program. I still struggle but find myself using the skills that were taught here. The adult world is much harder now than Ironwood ever was.
paul jamson, 5 months ago
I'm sure everything has changed since I, personally, was a resident at Ironwood. I was a resident from May 2007-January 2008. I did complete and graduate the program. I have seen some negative reviews and it bothers me to read how it's mostly bitter kids who were sent there and looking to lash back. It took me about 4 months to actually invest myself into the program, but when I finally allowed myself to accept help, life changed for me in the most positive way possible. I haven't touched any of the drugs i used to do, I actually have a work ethic and I have respect for people, which i assure you, I used to not have. I even went back over the years and mentored two times, the place helped and meant that much to me. There wasn't a single instance myself or any of the 40+ residents i came in contact with throughout my stay, ever endured any form of physical abuse. If a punishment was given, it was dealt accordingly and meant to help you learn the world will not always be fair and sometimes things are going to be hard, but you need to pick yourself up and pull through. Like I said, Ironwood and just about every staff member cared for me. They put in effort to make sure I went home ready to take on the world as a new person, and I did. My family and I owe a lot to this place. I would recommend this course of treatment for anybody who is unsure of the next steps for their child. I was 17 when I was there, I am now 27 with my whole life ahead of me.
Tim B, 9 months ago
"By the time you hear this, I will have already spiraled up" - Eminem #Redemption
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Lila, 1 year ago
Our son Trevor was at Ironwood in 2013 for almost a year. It was the hardest decision we ever had to make...but it was the best one we ever made. It was not only difficult emotionally but financially...but our son was talking about taking his own life on a regular basis. How could we NOT do everything in our power to help him? Before we made the decision, we spoke to other parents that had their children at IW previously. All were very honest about how difficult it was, but were very positive about their experiences. These real life accounts made a big difference in our decision making. IW was not easy for Trevor, but that was why he flourished. He had low self esteem and significant anxiety and depression. IW saved his life. He went in hating us but ended up thanking us and saying "I feel like my life started when I got to Ironwood". He learned life skills he would never have experienced without his IW journey. He excelled there for the first time in his life. Graduating early from H.S. and "RED". He learned to believe in himself. He learned to respect himself and others. He still misses it. The bonds he made with staff and other residents were stronger than any he's ever had in his life. As parents, we saw changes in him we'd only dreamed of seeing. He went from a kid that couldn't even look at a waiter to order a hamburger (he'd tell us what he wanted with the server standing right there!) to a kid that has a strong hand shake, will look you in the eye when speaking to you in an audible, confident voice. He is now almost 21, he has been living on his own, in his own apartment almost 2 years without our financial assistance. We had ups and downs after he returned home and was transitioning back to "normal" life. He's still a work in progress...but he is doing amazingly well. He is now a licensed professional fisherman, his lifelong dream. He has been working full time and just recently branched out on his own starting his own tile business. We have a great relationship with our son. We are so proud of him. IW is a special place. We have recommended and will continue to recommend IW to anyone that may have a teen with emotional or behavioral issues. We will forever be grateful for Ironwood.
Rhonda Koch, 1 year ago
My family member is a 2016 graduate of Ironwood and also received her high school diploma while at Ironwood. She will be attending college next month and that was not at all in the plans before Ironwood. Ironwood is a high expectation program (for parents and their child), but also fair and our family dynamics greatly improved while she was there. She caught back up with her class and GPA improved. We are closer than we have been in several years and this decision was a very good one for us. We also looked closely at options last year (2015) and visited this place before making the decision, talked to staff and students who were real about their experience. Well maintained campus each time we visited, good school, excellent equine therapy program. Also, the family weekend programs were well planned and effective at getting us involved in the healing process (siblings too). No regrets.
Jory Holden, 1 year ago
I came to the difficult decision that at the time I was unable to help my daughter. In searching for help I found Ironwood Maine. I looked at all the items that pertain to my daughter and that they specialize in and it was a great fit. It is not meant to be a short journey. These kids are hurting inside for one reason or another and it takes time for them to actually confront those fears or demons that want to control them. With hard work from the staff AND parents we were able to help my daughter. My daughter was not happy to go but if you talk to her today she is grateful that Ironwood was able to save her life. She is a different person today, in a great way. I have Ironwood to thank for this. You as the parent need to be able to step back and allow Ironwood to work directly with the kids. Be a team with Ironwood. When you are not the kids know that and can play off that. Their staff is outstanding. All the rules that they have are for a reason. The facility is great. The animals are awesome. I will forever be grateful for the help that was given to my daughter to be able to figure out how to approach life and its obstacles.
Daniel M, 2 years ago