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Breaking Down Misconceptions about Addiction Treatment

March 26, 2019

There are many misconceptions about addiction treatment and what it is and is not. In turn, this can make it more challenging to get individuals the help they need for recovery. They may not be open to treatment because they don’t have a solid understanding of what to look for in a treatment program and

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Dealing with Relapse in Addiction Recovery

March 19, 2019

Addiction recovery is a process. There is no magic cure that eliminates cravings and ensures sobriety. Individuals must make a conscious effort every day to maintain a substance-free lifestyle and make healthy choices. Unfortunately, relapse in addiction recovery is an issue that often arises, and one that individuals must understand so that they can learn

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The Negative Impact of Alcohol on Sleep

March 12, 2019

Getting a good night’s rest is key to feeling awake, alert, and energetic the next day. When you haven’t slept well, you’re more likely to feel tired and irritable in the morning making it difficult to be as productive as you would like. Several nights of poor sleep can take a serious toll on your

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Encouraging Sports While Being Proactive Against Eating Disorders in Athletes

March 5, 2019

Participation in sports is a wonderful way to stay active and promote better health. However, as competition heats up, it may pose a greater risk for eating disorders in athletes, and this can be especially true for females who may already be overly conscious about their bodies. Athletes can face a lot of stress to

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How does gender play a role in mental health and substance use disorders?

February 26, 2019

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown When we talk about men and women and their roles in society, we often look at the genders through different lenses. Think about it. Boys are taught from an early age, don’t

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Uncovering Signs Someone May Be Hiding Addiction

February 26, 2019

Addiction does not discriminate and has the potential to affect anyone. Even people who seem to have it all together and be very successful may be secretly struggling with a substance use disorder. Individuals become very good at hiding addiction over time and downplaying the severity of their substance use. Friends and loved ones may

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Supporting a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery

February 19, 2019

When someone you love is recovering from an eating disorder, it can be tough to know what to say or do. You want to help, but what does that mean? You want to be sensitive to their needs, but you also don’t want to walk on egg shells and make the relationship awkward. They’re dealing

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Why Detox Alone is Not Enough for Full Recovery

February 12, 2019

Unfortunately, there is still a common misperception that recovering from addiction is as simple as stopping drug or alcohol use. Though, as anyone who has faced a substance use disorder can tell you, there is nothing easy about that, and full recovery is more complex. Even detox alone is not enough to overcome the far-reaching

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Practicing Self-Care for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2019

Valentine’s Day has become a holiday devoted to showing others how much you care about and appreciate them. Women in particular spend a lot of their time focused on doing things for others and ensuring everyone else’s needs are met. But what about your needs? Practicing self-care can be a great way to show yourself

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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.