Party, post, regret.

CNN.com has an interesting article in their Health section today. “Young women drink, party, post” talks about a Facebook page called “Thirty Reasons Girls Should Call it a Night.” The page features drunk photos of young women, posted (mostly) by the women themselves. According to the article, pictures on the page include a young woman…

Girls Particularly Vulnerable to Peer Influence in Drinking Alcohol

A recent study has found that peers and gender can influence teen alcohol use. Girls, in particular, are vulnerable. The study, which used data from a population-based, longitudinal twin study of behavioral development and health-risk factors from Finland, found that the influence of risk factors associated with peers appeared to be stronger in girls. Researchers…

Portland, ME Ranked 7th Healthiest City for Women Despite Higher than Average Drinking Rates

Self magazine recently ranked Portland, ME the 7th healthiest city for women. The magazine surveyed 100 of the largest metro areas in the U.S. to find “the fittest, healthiest and happiest women in the land.” The survey looked at criteria that included death and disease rates, environmental indicators, community resources and lifestyle habits. San Francisco…

Women often dealing with more than addiction

The Lexington-Herald Leader, in Kentucky, recently wrote an interesting article about women and recovery. The article, written by Mary Meehan, talked about how addiction affects women differently than men and the other issues that often go hand in hand with substance abuse and women. Sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder are among…

Breaking Barriers and Increasing Access to Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

Crossroads for Women is one of 9 Maine agencies participating in the Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention-State Implementation (STAR-SI) program. Under STAR-SI, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded grants to 7 states, including Maine, in a national effort to increase individual access to and retention in community-based outpatient substance abuse treatment…