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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Drug Rehab Center

May 28, 2019

A quick Internet search will turn up a plethora of options when it comes addiction treatment. However, not all drug rehabilitation programs are the same. Some are strictly outpatient drug rehab centers while others offer residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, aftercare, or other options.  Whether you are just starting your recovery journey or are bouncing

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The Difficulties of Implementing a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program

May 21, 2019

If you’re struggling with addiction and a mental health disorder, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, you may be wondering, “Is there a dual diagnosis treatment center near me that can support recovery?” With a little research, you can find out and be on your way to engaging in the treatment you need to

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What Happens in a Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Program for Women?

May 14, 2019

Eating disorders affect millions of women, yet they can be difficult to detect sometimes. Family and friends may dismiss symptoms as the person just wanting to improve their health or better manage their weight. In reality, these symptoms can quickly spiral into an eating disorder and may also be linked with substance use disorders. Engaging

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Finding the Right Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

May 7, 2019

Depending on where you live, addiction treatment centers may be available in abundance. But that doesn’t mean that every program is the same or offers the same care or results. One drug and alcohol treatment center may only provide outpatient care while another may offer a full continuum of services. Before you select a drug

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Recognizing Warning Signs of Anorexia Relapse

April 30, 2019

Eating disorders are a challenging condition to manage. Everyone’s experience is a little different, as is their relationship with food, self-esteem, body image, and other contributing factors. Recovery is not as easy as just “eating more,” and individuals should not view anorexia relapse as a sign that treatment or recovery have failed. It is a

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It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

April 23, 2019

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It

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Managing Prescriptions to Prevent Misuse

April 16, 2019

Drugs come in many different types and forms. There are illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin that can be incredibly dangerous. There are also prescription drugs which can be very safe and beneficial when used as directed. However, prescription drugs also come with their own risks if misused. Properly managing prescriptions can help to

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Crossroads Earns 3-Year CARF Accreditation Demonstrating Commitment to Quality Care

April 16, 2019

Crossroads has once again earned the highest accreditation possible from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for all of its treatment programs. Scarborough, Maine, April 16, 2019— Crossroads is proud to announce that for the second time in a row, it has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation

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Is Your Drinking Becoming Problematic?

April 9, 2019

There are many people who are able to have a drink or two at a social event, celebration, or special occasion and do not develop a substance use disorder. However, there are also people who, due to genetic and environmental factors, do develop alcohol use disorders or alcoholism. They may not realize that their drinking

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“My experience was life-changing. I learned to accept my alcoholism as a disease and something that I cannot change. I learned to not feel shame and to have self-compassion. I also learned coping skills to help fight off the cravings and triggers. I am using these every day now.”

— DG - Back Cove experience

– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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Addiction, behavioral and mental health are issues that can affect anyone. At Crossroads, we provide a variety of evidence-based, therapeutic options for recovery. Comprehensive care and ongoing support are essential elements of recovery and we strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for healing and personal growth.