Rockland methadone clinic awarded state license
Rockland — Colonial Management Group, the company seeking to re-open Rockland's methadone clinic, was awarded its state license July 27, according to John A. Martins, director of Public and Employee Communications with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
"They have a license," he said Monday, July 30.
This license is another step in the process toward re-opening the clinic. The company still needs a license from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, according to Colonial's Director of Development Joe Sullivan, who was reached by phone July 30.
Colonial also received the license it needed from the Maine Board of Pharmacy July 11, according to Doug Dunbar, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.
The company had informed the city code office last year that it planned to open by the end of January 2012. However, that timetable stalled while the company's application for a license was being reviewed by the state.
The Rockland Planning Board had previously approved the methadone clinic at the former Turning Tide site on the Thomaston town line. The clinic is expected to operate locally as Metro Treatment LP.
Government regulators shut down Turning Tide in the same building after the director and a counselor were charged with drug offenses.
The clinic served nearly 300 people at the time of its closure.