Rockland methadone clinic gets state license

Posted July 31, 2012, at 12:45 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has issued a long-awaited license to a company that plans to open a methadone clinic in the city.

The bureau of licensing within DHHS issued the license Friday and it was mailed to the company, said DHHS spokesman John Martins on Tuesday.

Metro Treatment of Maine, part of Colonial Management LLC, has sought since last summer to open a clinic at the site of the former Turning Tide methadone clinic on Route 1 at the Thomaston town line. The DHHS license was the last one that the company needed before it could open.

The company has not said when it will open.

An estimated 400 patients will be using the new clinic.