Seeking Safety Helps Women in Recovery Deal With Substance Abuse and PTSD

At Crossroad Back Cove, a halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction in Portland, Maine, women in early recovery are learning a special set of skills. Developed by Lisa Najavits, PhD, Seeking Safety is an evidenced-based practice designed to help women with a substance abuse problem and postraumatic stress disorder [PTSD] acquire…

Women in Residential Rehabilitation Talk About the Difference Between Co-ed And Women-Only Substance Abuse Treatment

Clients at Crossroads for Women’s Residential Rehabilitation program in Windham, Maine recently had a group discussion about their experiences in substance abuse treatment. Many of the women in the group had previous experiences in treatment at varying levels. In all cases, Crossroads for Women was their first experience with women-only treatment. Here are some of…

Maine Alcohol Tax Bill Public Hearing on April 25th

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 13% of budget expenditures in state government alone go to dealing with the consequences of untreated addiction. Yet, nationally, only about one-half of one percent of state spending is on treatment. Every little bit of money helps agencies like recovery centers for…