Crossroads 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast Honorees

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Crossroads will honor six individuals who have committed themselves to raising awareness, promoting prevention and delivering treatment as an alternative to the pain of addiction to alcohol and other substances at its 2nd Annual Community Awards Breakfast. This year Crossroads will be honoring the following community leaders: Tracy Sabol, Media Leader

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

Crossroads 2014 Annual Giving Campaign: Together We Will Save Lives

  “As many times as I wanted to leave, I was talked ‘back to reality’. I am forever thankful.  This place and the entire community saved my life. I’m forever thankful for all here.”   ~ Crossroads Residential Rehabilitation client Crossroads saves lives. This powerful and compelling statement came up several times when our board of directors gathered

Relational Model in Action at Ferry Beach State Park

The following post was written by Nikki Oliver, Crossroads Program Development Manager & Alumni Coordinator A recent trip to Ferry Beach State Park proved to be an excellent example of the Relational Model in action, which Crossroads residential and outpatient programs pride themselves in doing well. In the Relational Model, the primary goal is to empower our

Crossroads on Perspectives

Teresa Bendokas-Heinfeld, Crossroads’ system administrator, was recently a guest on the radio show Perspectives. The local radio show is dedicated to featuring Maine-based non-profit organizations. On the show, Teresa talks to host Sandra Gilly about Crossroads’ gender-responsive addiction treatment and its concentration on the ways in which men and women get better differently. She talks

Volunteering and Healing at the Maine State Society for the Protection for Animals

The following post was written by Crossroads client, Shannon S. Some clients and the program manager here at Crossroads Back Cove have been volunteering at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA). Our volunteering there helps us to relate to our own issues while the animals get some TLC. They have us doing

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, strainor@staging.crossroadsme.org PR

What Crossroads for Women’s New Outpatient Services for Men Mean to Women

If you keep up with Crossroads for Women via our monthly e-Newsletter or on our Facebook page, you know that we have started to expand our outpatient services to serve men. In talking with service providers, physicians and others who refer clients to us, we saw the need for more outpatient substance abuse and mental

Women on Welfare More Likely to Find Jobs, Sobriety with Treatment Approach

A recent report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University shows that a new intensive case management approach to help drug-addicted women on poverty provides better outcomes for sobriety and employment than the current employment-first approach. The new approach views addiction as a chronic disease vs. a temporary problem.

Crossroads for Women’s Organizational Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndxrU9Q5nzI] 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