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View from counselor’s office Originally uploaded by crossroadsforwomen Most people don’t quite know what to expect when they come to us for treatment for substance abuse or mental health. Does a counselor’s office really have a couch? Does residential treatment look like a hospital? Crossroads for Women® makes sure the women that come through its…

STAR-SI Accomplishments in the State of Maine

Crossroads for Women® recently wrapped up its participation in the Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention-State Implementation (STAR-SI) Initiative. STAR-SI, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was initiated in 9 states, including Maine, over 3 years with the goal…

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month ’09 Events in Maine & Beyond

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and people all around the country are celebrating with a variety of community-centered events. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal.” Here are some events happening  here in Maine: 2nd Annual Bangor Area Summit on Addiction Recovery (9/10/09)…

CLYNK for Crossroads!

Want to help raise some green for Crossroads for Women® while also being green? CLYNK for Crossroads! Here’s how it works: 1. Pick up or request a special green CLYNK bag from Crossroads for Women®. 2. Fill the bag with your empty bottles and cans. 3. Drop the bag off to your local Hannaford Supermarket…

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Here’s a great job opportunity for those in the clinical world. Crossroads for Women® is looking for a Masters level, CCS eligible candidate to provide leadership and direction of clinical content across all of its agency programs. The successful candidate will have 5 years previous experience in substance abuse and mental health treatment, with at…

CASA Spending Report Shows Maine Has Highest Burden of Substance Abuse and Addiction on a State Budget

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) released a 287-page report yesterday that outlined just how much addiction and substance abuse costs local, state and national government. Looking at government spending data from 2005 (the latest available), they found 96% ($357.4 billion) went to “shovel up the consequences and human…

Become an advocate for alcohol and drug addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services in Maine

Maine Association of Substance Abuse Programs (MASAP), Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (MAPSA), Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine are co-sponsoring some free trainings for people that are concerned about alcohol and drug related problems in Maine and would like to make a difference by advocating for prevention,…

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…