3 Things to Take Away from the Tragedies of Schuler, Jackson and Mays

There has been a lot of media coverage lately around the tragic deaths of Long Island mom Diane Schuler, pop star Michael Jackson and pitchman Billy Mays. All of the stories include allegations of alcohol and / or drug abuse or misuse. All include real people whose lives were taken too soon. And all of…

Study Shows Interventions for Family Members with Addicted Loved Ones Reduces Stress

While it is known that people with a close family member addicted to drugs or alcohol can experience multiple symptoms of physical and psychological stress, these family members are not often intervened with in a medical setting. A recent study coming out of England shows that brief and/or full interventions for family members dealing with…

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® Congratulates Mark Publicker, MD, the 2009 MHA Caregiver of the Year" rel="bookmark">Crossroads for Women® Congratulates Mark Publicker, MD, the 2009 MHA Caregiver of the Year

The Maine Hospital Association recently named Mark Publicker, MD  the 2009 MHA Caregiver of the Year at the Association’s Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Publicker is the medical director of the Mercy Recovery Center at Mercy Hospital in Portland, ME. According to Mercy’s website, Publicker was nominated by Mercy President and CEO…

6.17.09 National Call-in Day to Include Addiction and Mental Health Services in Healthcare Reform

Those in the substance abuse and mental health fields are encouraging people to call their legislators today to make sure that addiction and mental illness prevention, treatment and recovery are included in any healthcare reform considered by Congress and the Obama Administration. If you’d like to participate, visit the Faces and Voices of Recovery Action…

Study Shows Girl Talk Can Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Crossroads Maine often talks about using a relational model when treating clients for mental health and substance abuse issues. This model is different from a traditional substance abuse model that is more confrontational (think intervention) and largely designed for and by men. Being women-focused for almost 35 years, we’ve found (and other studies back this…

Become an advocate for alcohol and drug addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services in Maine

Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP), Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (MAPSA), Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine are co-sponsoring some free trainings for people that are concerned about alcohol and drug related problems in Maine and would like to make a difference by advocating for prevention,…

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Helps Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Crossroads for Women® has teamed up with Riding to the Top in a pilot project that combines substance abuse treatment and therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic riding has been shown to help facilitate the confidence, self-esteem and problem solving skills of children and adults with physical, emotional and / or learning disabilities. The curriculum for the…