Woman with Benzo Addiction

Women’s Recovery for Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepines or benzos are medications that doctors prescribe to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and other manic and depressive episodes. Unfortunately, as effective as they are in treating certain mental health disorders, benzos can also be highly addictive. At Crossroads Maine, we understand the delicate balance between mental health treatment and developing an addiction to…

Woman Taking Opioids

Opioid Use in Women

Opioid use affects millions of people across the country each day. This addiction is one of the most common substance use disorders in the United States. Furthermore, this prevalence has led to the Department of Health and Human Services declaring that we’re in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, women receive prescriptions for opioids…

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Drug Rehab Center

A quick Internet search will turn up a plethora of options when it comes addiction treatment. However, not all drug rehabilitation programs are the same. Some are strictly outpatient drug rehab centers while others offer residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, aftercare, or other options.  Whether you are just starting your recovery journey or are bouncing…

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It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It…

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Managing Prescriptions to Prevent Misuse

Drugs come in many different types and forms. There are illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin that can be incredibly dangerous. There are also prescription drugs which can be very safe and beneficial when used as directed. However, prescription drugs also come with their own risks if misused. Properly managing prescriptions can help to…

mother supporting her daughter and increasing her motivation in recovery

How Does an Intervention Work for Addiction Treatment?

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be frustrating and heartbreaking. You want them to get better, but perhaps previous attempts to talk to them about treatment have been ineffective, or maybe they’re in denial about the severity of the problem. When nothing else seems to be working, families often hold an intervention to…