The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family Educational Series

The use of alcohol and drugs by a friend or family member can leave us with many unanswered questions, unable to understand what is happening and feeling like you are living on an emotional rollercoaster. You may find yourself struggling with a number of painful and conflicting emotions, including guilt, frustration, anger, fear and self-blame.

Alex’s Story of Recovery

  Following is a story of recovery written by a Crossroads client. Alex completed Crossroads’ Children And Mothers Program (CAMP) in Windham, Maine. Her words have been slightly edited for this post. I had been living a nightmare for a long time. Living years with sexual abuse as a child, my innocence was taken. After the

Family Dinners Reduce Substance Use in Teenage Girls

A new study coming out of the University of Minnesota has shown that sharing regular family meals makes a positive impact on girls that seems to last throughout their teenage years. Those middle school-age girls who ate dinner with their families at least 5 times per week were much less likely to drink, smoke or