Another Resource for Friends and Family Members Dealing with a Loved One’s Addiction

A Crossroads for Women staff member recently passed on some information about another resource for friends and family members who have a loved one struggling with addiction. The 12-step based program is called Families Anonymous. According to the Families Anonymous website, it is “a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely

It’s Time for Parents to Talk to Teens About Drugs

A national study that analyzes parental attitudes and behaviors towards teen drug use is reporting a 12% decrease in “frequent discussions,” defined as 4 or more, about drug and alcohol abuse between parents and teens. The 2006 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, showed that only about half

Research Shows Alcohol Abuse is Hereditary

Research coming out of the University of Granada shows that there is a genetic predisposition to become addicted to alcohol. According to the study, “although there are no specific reasons to become alcoholic, many social, family, environmental and genetic factors may contribute to its development.” According to Jose Rico Irles, head of the research group

A Mother Shares the Story of Losing her Daughter to a Methadone Overdose

Cynthia Doucette visited Crossroads for Women’s Residential Rehabilitation facility in Windham, Maine on Tuesday, June 5th to talk to women from the short-term and long-term mother and child residential programs about her daughter, Candice. Candice was 18 years old when she died of a methadone overdose in 2003. She was at a party with friends

A Loved One’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Affects Family and Friends Too

A person’s alcohol or drug addiction affects everyone close to that person. Friends and family members often don’t know how to deal with a loved one’s addiction or even understand it. But when friends and family members get together, understand and address the impact they experience in the situation, they increase their ability to gather

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

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