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Importance of Gender-Specific Treatment

When you’re looking for addiction treatment programs, you should consider seeking gender-specific treatment programs. These treatment programs focus on treating men and women separately. Many fundamental cultural and biological differences appear in men and women, particularly in substance use. Women face different issues when it comes to dependence, the substance you use, and how your…

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Telehealth Services

COVID-19 has paralyzed daily life, with millions engaging in social distancing. Many sectors of the economy have suspended operations, including sports, travel, and restaurants. Large parts of the American workforce are working from home. With social distancing, addiction treatment and eating disorder therapy can be complicated. However, Crossroads Maine is still offering treatment through our…

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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…

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Dealing with Relapse in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a process. There is no magic cure that eliminates cravings and ensures sobriety. Individuals must make a conscious effort every day to maintain a substance-free lifestyle and make healthy choices. Unfortunately, relapse in addiction recovery is an issue that often arises, and one that individuals must understand so that they can learn…

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Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it…