Video: Crossroads (Maine) Outpatient Program for Women and Men

Crossroads offers a number of outpatient options for men and women, including pregnant women, of all ages and backgrounds seeking evaluation and/or treatment for addiction and behavioral health. Our gender-focused outpatient services are offered at Greater Portland Counseling Center in Scarborough and Kennebunk Counseling Center in Kennebunk, both in Maine. Crossroads’ outpatient services include comprehensive…

Crossroads Hosts Open House Event at its New Headquarters and Counseling Center

Crossroads hosted an open house event at its Greater Portland Counseling Center facility in Scarborough on April 10, 2012. The event celebrated the nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency’s new headquarters and counseling center in Scarborough, expansion in Kennebunk, and recently added outpatient services for men. Supporters, partners and other colleagues filled the Crossroads facility for an…

New Studies Support the Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

A recent article from the Scientific American discusses some very good reasons for gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs. The article talks about studies that have been conducted and illustrate the differences between men and women when it comes to alcohol, its effects and treatment. Among the findings that various studies have revealed: The difference in…

Another Growing Epidemic: Newborns Addicted to Painkillers

USA Today is reporting that the number of babies born addicted to prescription drug painkillers is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified America’s fast-growing problem of prescription drug abuse an epidemic. This problem is also affecting our newborn babies, as women abuse powerful narcotics, such as OxyContin and…

Painkiller Addiction in Maine, a Series from the Portland Press Herald

Painkiller addiction has hit the state of Maine hard. Ten years ago, the issue was deemed “the greatest criminal problem and possibly the greatest social problem facing Maine.” Today, Maine doesn’t seem to be in any better place when it comes to the addiction and abuse of prescription painkiller medication. The cost of this addiction…

Gender Matters in Treatment Services: Dr. Covington’s Maine Visit

Dr. Stephanie Covington, a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant and lecturer, visited Maine on Tuesday, September 13. She spent the day at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough as a guest of Crossroads for Women®. In the morning, Dr. Covington gave the keynote talk “Why Gender Matters: Creating Services for Women and Men” to…