Therapeutic Horseback Riding Helps Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Crossroads for Women has teamed up with Riding to the Top in a pilot project that combines substance abuse treatment and therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic riding has been shown to help facilitate the confidence, self-esteem and problem solving skills of children and adults with physical, emotional and / or learning disabilities. The curriculum for the

Help Crossroads for Women win a $5,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Your quick online votes will help our agency receive as much as $5,000 in a Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More contribution. We are asking for your help! In early March, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will give a total of $100,000 to local non-profit organizations. We’re looking to friends of Crossroads for Women to help

Pamper Yourself for a Good Cause: Crossroads for Women

Crossroads for Women will host a fabulous fundraiser at the Head Games salon in Portland, Maine on Saturday, November 1st, 2008. From 3:00pm – 8:00pm friends, colleagues, clients, board, staff and other supporters are invited to the salon for a stylish hair and spa party. To show your support, all you need to do is

Susan Sharon reports on addiction and recovery for professionals in Maine

Susan Sharon, deputy news director at Maine Public Broadcasting Network, recently did a two-part series on addiction in Maine and how it specifically affects the professional world. Sharon reported on a judge who brings his own past experience of alcoholism to the bench and an assistance program that helps Maine lawyers and judges find recovery,

Upcoming Maine Recovery Month Events

September is National Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month in the United States. Sponsored by the  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the month provides a platform to celebrate people in recovery and those who serve them. Maine will be celebrating with several events statewide. Here are

Crossroads for Women’s Organizational Video

[youtube=] Take a look at Crossroads for Women’s new organizational video directed by Laki Vazakas. This new video tells the story of Crossroads for Women through the women who have walked through its doors. Crossroads for Women is where you would send your mother, sister or daughter for outpatient or residential treatment for substance abuse

Celebrate Women’s Health and Wellness This Saturday in Maine

Crossroads for Women will be busy this Saturday, May 17th. We’ll be involved with 2 health events, one in Sanford and one in Portland (Maine). The 3rd annual Women’s Health Expo is being held at Goodall Hospital, in Sanford, Maine. It’s the biggest one-day event for women in Maine and expects about 5,000 attendees. The

15% of American Adult Drivers Admit to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

A recent government report showed that 15% of adult drivers 18 and older nationwide admit to driving under the influence of alcohol in the previous year. That’s just the national average. In some states, the statistic is 1 in 4 people driving under the influence. The report is based on the combined data from the