Crossroads 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast Honorees

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Crossroads will honor six individuals who have committed themselves to raising awareness, promoting prevention and delivering treatment as an alternative to the pain of addiction to alcohol and other substances at its 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast. This year Crossroads will be honoring the following community leaders: Tracy Sabol, Media Leader

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The 6th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. We’ve blogged in the past about

National Prevention Week: How Are You Taking Action?

May sure is busy with health-related awareness campaigns! This week is National Prevention Week, a new SAMHSA-supported annual health observance that celebrates the work that community organizations and individuals do year-round to help prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. This year’s theme is We are the ones. How are you taking

Maine Tops States for Unwanted Prescription Drug Collection

Mainers turned in more than 7 tons of unwanted prescriptions drugs during National Drug Take Back Day on October 29th. 14,140 pounds to be exact. According to the Bangor Police Department, that is more unwanted drugs per capita than any other state during the Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored national event. Good news considering all the talk

National Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for 10.29.11

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has organized a National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The day provides a place for people to safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The DEA has held other take back days in the past with local law enforcement agencies

Painkiller Addiction in Maine, a Series from the Portland Press Herald

Painkiller addiction has hit the state of Maine hard. Ten years ago, the issue was deemed “the greatest criminal problem and possibly the greatest social problem facing Maine.” Today, Maine doesn’t seem to be in any better place when it comes to the addiction and abuse of prescription painkiller medication. The cost of this addiction

Not Your Mother’s Bath Salts: Synthetic Drug Linked to Suicide and Extreme Paranoia

Crossroads for Women, based in Portland, Maine, is starting to hear client reports of the use of bath salts. We’re not taking about the bath salts you use after a long day at work in the bathtub. These are definitely not your mother’s bath salts. You may have heard about this new synthetic drug in

Tips for Parents on How to Prevent Teens from Getting Alcohol

As we discussed in our last post, parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol. According to three years of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 34% of youth aged 12-14 who drank alcohol in the past month got the alcohol they drank for free from a person