Video: Crossroads Pregnant and Postpartum Substance Abuse Treatment Program (Maine)

Last August, we announced that Crossroads was awarded $1.5 million over 3 years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The money has allowed us to enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. We’re excited and proud to report that the treatment completion rate for…

Shannon Trainor Talks About Gender-Specific Treatment on Growing Up Chaotic Radio Show

Crossroads Clinical Director, Shannon Trainor, LCSW, CCS, was on the Growing up Chaotic Show on BlogTalk Radio yesterday talking about gender-specific substance abuse treatment. The show “provides a 360° view on all topics related to addiction, recovery, abuse, and mental illness.” Shannon talked with the show’s host, Dawn Clancy, about what gender-focused therapy is and Crossroads’ approach…

Acupuncture for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Recovery

As part of the Children And Mothers Program (CAMP) for pregnant and postpartum women at Crossroads, clients receive weekly acupuncture sessions with a licensed acupuncturist. Research has proven that acupuncture relieves some of the health-related issues common in pregnancy, eases the delivery process and assists with the mental, physical and emotional issues in postpartum women.…

The importance of aftercare once substance abuse treatment is complete

Crossroads is offering an aftercare outpatient therapy group for women who have completed some substance abuse treatment and are taking action to maintain their sobriety. Groups are held at Greater Portland Counseling Center in Scarborough, Maine. The Aftercare Group (TAG) provides supportive aftercare once a week. Themes of the group may include: interrupting relapse warning…

Press Release: Crossroads Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAMHSA Grant for Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Exciting news from Crossroads! This federal grant from SAMHSA will help us enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. Following is the official press release. We’ll be writing more on this topic in the future. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossroads Contact: Shannon Trainor, 207-773-9931 ext. 115, strainor@staging.crossroadsme.org PR…

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…