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3 Markers of a Good Alcohol Treatment Center

The search for a quality alcohol addiction treatment program can be overwhelming. For instance, many people find it confusing to navigate the features of addiction treatment centers and ultimately find a facility that offers all the essentials for effective, quality care. Doing your due diligence is essential in setting the course for your or a loved one’s…

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Alcohol and Depression

Many individuals who struggle with alcohol abuse also deal with mental health issues. While everyone has times in their lives when they feel sad, worried, or lonely, some people experience persistent periods of sadness known as depression. Furthermore, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 7% of adults in the U.S. experienced a…

Shannon’s January Cross Chat Vlog: Resolutions and Rulemaking Around Your Drinking

We’re excited to start a new vlog (video blog) series on the Crossroads Blog in 2014! Each month, Crossroads executive director, Shannon Trainor, will publish a short video on different topics relating to addiction, mental health and gender-responsive treatment. In her first vlog for January 2014, Shannon talks about making resolutions and rules around drinking…

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…