Eating Disorders Treatment Program
A specialized residential program for women seeking treatment for co-occurring eating disorders and substance use.
Treating Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction at Crossroads
Crossroads employs a fully integrated model of care that addresses both eating disorders and addiction together throughout every step of treatment. The treatment team is a combination of eating disorder and addiction specialists who collaborate to develop an effective plan for each woman that addresses her unique needs. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach because no two women or situations are the same.
Both addiction and eating disorders are chronic diseases that can result in high relapse rates without proper treatment. This means creating a space where women can engage in therapy and programs that enhance their understanding of how these two conditions affect one another and their recovery. It means treating women as a whole and not just focusing on symptoms, but addressing underlying issues and supporting physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual healing.
What Sets Crossroads Apart in Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders
Instead of treating each condition separately – which can actually make some symptoms worse and increase risk of relapse – Crossroads provides comprehensive care addressing both areas of need while also promoting improved mental health. This is one of the biggest factors that sets the facility apart: it is not strictly an eating disorder rehab or an addiction rehab, it’s both, and it’s one of the only facilities of its kind in the state of Maine and in New England as a whole.
The program is a 30-day residential treatment program that immerses women in a safe, structured, therapeutic environment to begin their recovery from eating disorders and addiction. It is an intimate 8-bed program that is ideal for women who need the comfort and support of a structured program that has professional onsite staff 24/7.