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Music and Recovery

Treatment for an addiction to drugs and alcohol can incorporate many elements. Holistic treatment is often a great complement to traditional evidence-based treatments. These holistic approaches can help with recovery by assisting patients in achieving balance. The goal is to treat the body, mind, and soul. Music can be one of the most effective ways…

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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 talks about her ocd and substance use disorder

Getting Help for OCD and Substance Use Disorder

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is an anxiety disorder that includes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Although their thoughts and behaviors may seem unreasonable, they cannot resist the urges or stop behaviors. These rituals provide short-term relief, leaving a woman feeling anxious and out of control. Often, women may turn to drugs or alcohol to redirect…

a busy woman benefits from outpatient addiction treatment

Addiction Treatment for a Busy Woman’s Schedule

In a perfect world, those battling addiction would be able to drop everything and seek the treatment they need. But that’s not the reality for most, especially women. Thankfully, many addiction treatment centers offer intensive outpatient programs (IOP) so that busy women can get the treatment they need and still maintain a sense of normalcy…

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When to Seek Eating Disorder Treatment

Crossroads Maine’s eating disorder treatment center employs a fully integrated model of care. Our treatment addresses both eating disorders, addiction, and any other co-occurring disorders together throughout every step of care. The treatment team combines specialists in treating eating disorders and addiction. These experts collaborate to develop an effective treatment plan for each woman. We…