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What Causes Personality Disorders and How to Get Help

It can be extremely challenging and frustrating for those struggling with a mental health disorder to try and help themselves or a loved one. Identifying and treating mental health issues like personality disorders is of the utmost importance. Like many conditions, personality disorders take different forms, and the symptoms in one person could look different…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can directly affect a person’s mental and physical health. An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice but a diagnosable mental health disorder. Seeking treatment as early as you can for an eating disorder is the best course of action as this provides the best chance of recovery. A residential eating disorder treatment…

7 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress in Addiction Recovery

Stress can be one of the most significant contributors to addiction and one of the biggest hurdles to recovery, especially among women. Understanding what causes stress and what stress can trigger is integral to a successful recovery from a substance use disorder. While stress is universal, it’s only more intense in those battling addiction. Since…

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How Eating Disorders Can Impact Family Relationships

Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy. But before any treatment can begin, any treatment facility needs to understand what the person dealing with the eating disorder is going through and how their eating disorder has impacted family relationships. So we ask each person entering any treatment to meet with a licensed counselor for…

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How a Trauma-Informed Approach Can Heal Alcohol Addiction

Trauma and alcohol addiction are interrelated. So much so that many addiction treatment centers will use a trauma-informed approach. This approach to addiction treatment has been proven to help successfully overcome the mental, physical, behavioral, social, and emotional effects of a substance use disorder. Trauma-informed care is an approach that helps treatment providers customize an…

a woman discusses finding a php for women in Maine with eating disorders and addiction with a doctor

Finding a PHP for Women in Maine that Treats SUD and Eating Disorders

A partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is ideal if you’re looking for help with addiction for the first time. However, it can also be helpful if you’re looking for extra support in your recovery to avoid relapse. It’s not easy for many people to remove themselves from their everyday life to enter inpatient residential treatment.…

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An IOP for Eating Disorders Can Benefit Women Who Work

At Crossroads, we are focused on women helping women. Recovery from an eating disorder is not a simple task. Engaging in intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment services can help women recover safely and effectively. An IOP is flexible and allows women to build life skills and critical coping methods to get back to a healthy lifestyle.…