Maine, Summer Camp Re-envisioned

Polly Haight Frawley, COO and Project Director of Crossroads’ $1.5 M federal SAMHSA grant for residential substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women, recently attended a conference in Washington DC. The conference was for grantees from across the county that are implementing this innovative model of providing family-centered services for women suffering from a

Amber’s Story of Recovery

Lori Martin, LSW is a Project Coordinator/Case Manager at Crossroads. She recently sat down with Amber to talk about treatment at Crossroads in the Pregnant and Postpartum Residential Grant Program and how it has changed her life. The following is Amber’s story of recovery, as told by Lori. Amber heard about Crossroads from her mother. Her

Video: Crossroads Pregnant and Postpartum Substance Abuse Treatment Program (Maine)

Last August, we announced that Crossroads was awarded $1.5 million over 3 years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The money has allowed us to enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. We’re excited and proud to report that the treatment completion rate for

Press Release: Crossroads Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAMHSA Grant for Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Exciting news from Crossroads! This federal grant from SAMHSA will help us enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. Following is the official press release. We’ll be writing more on this topic in the future. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossroads Contact: Shannon Trainor, 207-773-9931 ext. 115, PR

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

An Updated Definition of Recovery From SAMHSA

Last December, SAMHSA announced it’s working definition of recovery, along with a set of guiding principles. The definition was the result of a lengthy process that involved service providers, recovery advocates, and other stakeholders. For reference, the original definition looked like this: Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders:  A process of change through

Defining Recovery + a New Recovery Center in Portland

SAMHSA recently announced a new “working definition” of recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders. The definition comes from a year-long effort that involved SAMHSA and several members of the behavioral health care community and beyond. The definition reads as follows: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live

September is National Recovery Month: Why “RE”covery?

September is National Recovery Month. There are lots of events going on, in Maine and beyond, to celebrate those in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction as well as mental disorders. The month reminds us that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover. To kick the month off, here’s a video from the

Celebrating Recovery: Recovery Month Events in Maine, September 2011

September is National Recovery Month. As the website states, “Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.” Since we’re already in mid-August, it’s about time to start gearing up for the many recovery events around the country.