Borden Cottage

Expert residential treatment for alcohol and drug addiction



Where is Borden Cottage located?

Borden Cottage is located in Camden, Maine. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page

Who benefits most from Borden Cottage?

Our residential program focuses on treating individuals with serious substance use conditions, many of whom will have co-occurring psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, or personality disorders.

Is family involved in treatment?

Family involvement is strongly recommended. With permission of the resident, family members can be involved in assessment and in treatment/aftercare planning.

Is smoking permitted?

Borden Cottage is a tobacco-free campus. The program provides nicotine replacement therapy for residents who are regular smokers and also offers smoking cessation support for residents who wish to begin recovery from tobacco addiction while at the program.

When are visiting hours?

Visiting hours are in the late afternoon and evening Monday through Friday, and on weekends in consultation with the treatment team.

Are cell phones and other electronics allowed?

Residents are allowed to hold and use their cell phones and computers, with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other residents.

Is Alcoholics Anonymous a required component of treatment?

In addition to individual and group therapy at Borden Cottage, attendance of AA and other self-help groups is strongly encouraged.

Is the resident’s stay at the program kept private?

Privacy is of the utmost importance to Borden Cottage and we ensure confidentiality through our highly trained, professional and discreet staff. No third party, whether known to the resident or not, has access to medical records, health information, or any information about a resident’s stay without prior, written authorization from the resident.

Are support and educational resources available?

From helpful online resources to self-help groups and more, McLean Hospital is committed to providing support and mental health education to aid patients and families on the path to recovery.

Is aftercare planning a part of the program?

The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.

Can former residents access their medical records?

All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean's Health Information Management Department.

Are support groups offered during and after treatment at Borden Cottage?

To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own recovery, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery.

Does McLean gather patient feedback?

McLean is dedicated to maintaining high-quality and effective patient care. To ensure that those standards remain at the highest level, we utilize a number of feedback instruments and quality indicators. Among these tools are the Perceptions of Care survey which monitors patient satisfaction and BASIS-24™, a psychiatric outcomes measurement tool created at McLean and widely used in the US and around the world, which delivers feedback on the patient care experience.