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Maine Alcohol Tax Bill Public Hearing on April 25th

April 20, 2007

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 13% of budget expenditures in state government alone go to dealing with the consequences of untreated addiction. Yet, nationally, only about one-half of one percent of state spending is on treatment. Every little bit of money helps agencies like recovery centers for

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Coffee flavored brandy and other drugs Mainers love

April 18, 2007

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy continues to be the top-selling brand of liquor in the state of Maine. The liquor is so popular, in fact, that its different bottle sizes ranked 1st, 2nd, 6th and 9th on the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations’ top 25 list of alcoholic items sold in 2006. The

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Crossroads for Women Receives Grant to Help Friends And Family Members Understand Addiction

April 12, 2007

Crossroads for Women recently received a grant in the amount of $6,528.00 from the Davis Family Foundation for The Effects of Addiction on Friends and Family Project. The Davis Family Foundation provides grants primarily to Maine-based educational, medical and cultural/arts charitable organizations in support of a wide variety of worthwhile projects. The grant will be

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Celebrity Rehab

April 9, 2007

The Today Show recently did a spot on the trend of celebrities checking into fancy rehab centers to “cure addictions” (Watch: Is detox the new vacation?). They discussed the good and bad of publicizing addiction treatment essentially as a vacation. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan’s recent stints with rehab have been well documented in the

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Deadly Drug Combination

April 2, 2007

Last week, Anna Nicole Smith’s autopsy report came out and ruled her death an “accidental” overdose. Anna Nicole had nine presciption drugs in her body at the time of her death, according to the report. All of the drugs were at normal prescribed levels, but the combination turned out to be deadly. The About Alcoholism

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Why women’s treatment is important

March 28, 2007

“92% of women do not receive needed treatment for alcohol and drug problems. This is due in part to the lack of available treatment options that meet the needs of women.” This quote comes from Women Under the Influence, a book from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The management

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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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