The legal ramifications of enabling a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction

Last week, Anna Nicole Smith’s partner / lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and two doctors were charged with multiple felonies for illegally supplying the drugs that ultimately led to her accidental fatal overdose in February of 2007. Several prescription drugs were found in the room in which she died. It was reported that all three men…

Sheehan to present at Winter Break for Working Women event in Orono, Maine

Women lawyers from the Maine Bar Association and women physicians from the Maine Medical Association have joined forces to fight back the blues of winter with a unique day and a half retreat of fun and CLE credits. This winter break will be a relaxing mixture of education and fun with friends and colleagues at…

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Helps Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Crossroads for Women has teamed up with Riding to the Top in a pilot project that combines substance abuse treatment and therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic riding has been shown to help facilitate the confidence, self-esteem and problem solving skills of children and adults with physical, emotional and / or learning disabilities. The curriculum for the…

Hope for those in recovery, those that are looking for recovery

Recently, Crossroads for Women‘s chief operating officer, Polly Haight Frawley, sent out an email to staff regarding some interesting stats on women in substance abuse treatment in Maine. According to Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse, women between the ages of 18 and 25 who entered treatment with opiates as the drug of choice increased by…

Valliere to Speak at Mapping the Addiction Maze Dartmouth Event

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand for both men and women. Childhood trauma can impact an adult for years, causing serious substance abuse and mental health issues. For women with histories of mental, physical and sexual abuse, attempts at recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can often lead to worsening symptoms,…