Video: Crossroads Pregnant and Postpartum Substance Abuse Treatment Program (Maine)

Last August, we announced that Crossroads was awarded $1.5 million over 3 years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The money has allowed us to enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. We’re excited and proud to report that the treatment completion rate for…

Shannon Trainor Talks About Gender-Specific Treatment on Growing Up Chaotic Radio Show

Crossroads Clinical Director, Shannon Trainor, LCSW, CCS, was on the Growing up Chaotic Show on BlogTalk Radio yesterday talking about gender-specific substance abuse treatment. The show “provides a 360° view on all topics related to addiction, recovery, abuse, and mental illness.” Shannon talked with the show’s host, Dawn Clancy, about what gender-focused therapy is and Crossroads’ approach…

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. We’ve blogged in the past about…

Crossroads on Perspectives

Teresa Bendokas-Heinfeld, Crossroads’ system administrator, was recently a guest on the radio show Perspectives. The local radio show is dedicated to featuring Maine-based non-profit organizations. On the show, Teresa talks to host Sandra Gilly about Crossroads’ gender-responsive addiction treatment and its concentration on the ways in which men and women get better differently. She talks…

The importance of aftercare once substance abuse treatment is complete

Crossroads is offering an aftercare outpatient therapy group for women who have completed some substance abuse treatment and are taking action to maintain their sobriety. Groups are held at Greater Portland Counseling Center in Scarborough, Maine. The Aftercare Group (TAG) provides supportive aftercare once a week. Themes of the group may include: interrupting relapse warning…

Wreaths for Recovery

Crossroads and Milestone Foundation are teaming up to decorate and sell festive wreaths this holiday season in various locations around Portland and Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Crossroads and Milestone Foundation – both nonprofit organizations – are getting their clients involved, using the “Wreaths for Recovery” project as a treatment tool. Clients from the Crossroads halfway…

Darcy’s Retirement

Last month, we said farewell to a woman who shaped Crossroads to what it is today. Darcy Boulton dedicated more than 20 years of her life to Crossroads. She came to us as a client, and she left as the Director of Administrative Services. And now she has the building in Windham named after her.…

Press Release: Crossroads Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAMHSA Grant for Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Exciting news from Crossroads! This federal grant from SAMHSA will help us enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. Following is the official press release. We’ll be writing more on this topic in the future. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossroads Contact: Shannon Trainor, 207-773-9931 ext. 115, strainor@staging.crossroadsme.org PR…