Women, Addiction and Prison: An Interview with Dr. Stephanie Covington

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., author of Hazelden Publishing books, A Woman’s Way Through The Twelve Steps, Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach and Beyond Trauma, is currently being featured in the new OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, “Breaking Down the Bars,” which premiered on Tuesday, February 15. The original seven-episode series follows the journey women prisoners…

HRASM Helps Halfway House Clients Reshape Their Employment Outlook

Last month, the clients of our halfway house program were visited by a few caring human resources professionals involved with the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (HRASM). They came in without judgment and ready to work. Women from various Portland area companies, including Unum, Portland Public Library, Maine Eye Center and RM Davis, shared…

New study shows teen girls more likely to see benefits of drinking and drug use

A recent analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), showed some alarming trends with teenage girls’ perceptions of drinking alcohol and drug use. Some key findings included: More than two-thirds of teen girls responded positively to the question “using drugs helps kids deal with problems at home” (an 11% increase from 2008) More…

Bridging the Gap Between Halfway House and Residential Rehab Programs at Crossroads for Women

In an effort to help bridge the gap between our clients beginning their recovery journey and the clients who “know the ropes” here at Crossroads for Women, the women at our halfway house (aka, Back Cove) invited the women at our residential rehabilitation (aka, Res) program to their weekly “All House” meeting. The All House…