Shannon’s March Cross Chat Vlog: Addiction and the Media

Each month, Crossroads executive director, Shannon Trainor, publishes a short video on different topics relating to addiction, mental health and gender-responsive treatment. In her vlog for March 2014, Shannon talks about addiction and the media. News coverage of celebrities’ problems with drugs and alcohol, like Philip Seymour Hoffman’s recent overdose, gives us the opportunity to educate others

One teacher. One student. One day at a time.

The following post was written by a Crossroads halfway house client, Missy W. Recently, I had a unique opportunity to attend a conference at Sanford Community Adult Education. Accompanying me to this meeting was the program manager of Crossroads Back Cove, Nikki Oliver, and a client from Milestone Foundation. We were there to share our stories

Opportunity for Friends and Family Members to Learn About a Loved One’s Addiction

Crossroads for Women will be holding it’s last educational series of the year, “The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family,” starting on November 4th in Portland, ME. The 4-week series is for those friends and family members with a loved one that has a drug or alcohol problem. It is also helpful for those

School Nurses Work to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse by Teens

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has teamed up with PriCara®, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on a program called “Smart Moves, Smart Choices.” The national program addresses the rise in prescription drug abuse among middle and high school students. A national survey of more than 1,300 school nurses showed that almost 60% of