Engage with Crossroads Through Media
Are you curious as to what goes on behind the scenes at a rehab facility? Do you want to know more about how addiction recovery works and what is involved? The Crossroads media page is your go-to source for all of this more. We will continue to update this page with all of the latest pictures, videos, and audio related to addiction treatment and more specifically, here at Crossroads.
Understanding that residential addiction treatment is expensive, guests at the Crossroads annual gala Nov. 2 at Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland raised $25,000 for a client scholarship fund that bridges the gap between what a woman can afford and what she needs.
Crossroads alumna Jodi Arsenault with Andrew Cloutier of South Portland attend the Crossroads annual gala at Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. (Photo by Amy Paradysz)
“Without the help of this gala and what came of it, I probably wouldn’t be able to get the treatment I needed, and I’m grateful,” said Jodi Arsenault of South Portland. “I was so broken at the time, I needed to be cocooned in a supportive atmosphere. I went to treatment for 30 days, and thank God that I did. … I didn’t want to drink anymore, and I just couldn’t stop.”
Crossroads has outpatient programs for both women and men, but it’s the cost of the residential programs – offered only to women – that can be prohibitive.
“We’re trying to reduce as many barriers as possible to get women into treatment,” said Crossroads CEO Shannon Trainor.
“Tonight celebrates recovery and that recovery is possible,” said Dr. Mary Anne Roy, chief clinical officer. “It reminds us of the potential of hope.”
What happens with women is they start using alcohol to take the edge of. Maybe they start using alcohol in a different type of social setting, like play dates, that moms organize with their children. When it comes to alcoholism, the disease isn’t created equal. Women become dependent sooner and get sicker faster compared to men struggling with addiction. Another struggle for women with alcohol use disorder is the stigma and shame that comes with it. If you think you or someone you love may be struggling with an alcohol use disorder, the best thing to do is talk about it and seek help.
According to the CDC, opioid prescriptions are written for women more often than men. The same study shows women are more likely than men to use them chronically. Statistically, women get prescriptions for higher doses, behaviors that have cycled for many years.
According to Dr. Mary Anne Roy:
Biologically and physiologically, are bodies are very, very different. Women experience dependency sooner. The challenge sometimes is women perceive these medications as safe because they are being prescribed by a medical professional and they are under the care of a medical professional. Women are willing to talk about pain more freely, and statistically will go to a doctor and seek treatment, where men sometimes put that off. Recovery is a different process. The prescription monitoring program is a good start at reversing this trend, and increasing access to treatment especially for women of, childbearing age.
Crossroads Opens New Counseling Center
– Thursday, October 12, 2017
Serving the Kennebunk community since 2009, Crossroads provides gender-responsive outpatient counseling services for men and women and recently moved to a more central location to better serve its patients.
“We were getting so many requests for more services, that we needed to expand and grow, and we needed a bigger space,” said Director of Development and Communication Lesley Rawlings.
Take a digital tour of our facilities through our photograph collection. See where clients stay, what they eat, what the environment is like, and what to expect. With real-life pictures taken from throughout Crossroads, you can see for yourself what it is really like; as the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Our video segments not only offer further insight into our facilities, they also provide valuable recovery information. We provide a closer look at some of the programs we offer, discuss hot topics surrounding addiction, and share educational information for families and individuals seeking treatment.
Catch up on the latest discussions with our audio files. Here we offer podcasts, interviews, and speeches that relate to addiction treatment and recovery. We talk with leaders in the field as well as individuals who have completed treatment at Crossroads and are in recovery.
The Crossroads Media page is a wonderful resource to stay up-to-date on addiction recovery news and learn more about our facilities and programs. Continue to check back for new pictures, videos, and audio related to addiction, treatment, recovery, and what’s new at Crossroads.
Crossroads in the News
Local experts reflect on president’s opioid awareness week
WMTW-8 | September 20, 2016
Adele Donovan, longtime advocate for women struggling with alcoholism, dies at 91
Portland Press Herald | July 11, 2016
Amid Maine’s drug crisis, DHHS slow to expand treatment options
Portland Press Herald | May 25, 2016
Portland unveils new heroin intervention program
Portland Press Herald | December 2, 2015
Drug treatment center closure raises concerns
WMTW-8 | May 28, 2015
Crossroads honors Tracy Sabol for addiction awareness work
WMTW-8 | May 20, 2015
Maine woman shares story of overcoming addiction: ‘The greatest risk we will ever take is to be seen for who we really are’
Bangor Daily News | May 16, 2015
Health study: Who you’re with affects how much you drink
WMTW-8 | March 9, 2015
Treatment for Women
Right Turn Radio, WRKO 680am | December 7, 2014
The Back Cove Treatment Center For Women At Crossroads
Growing Up Chaotic Show | April 29, 2014
Crossroads will help you find your way
Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier | February 27, 2014
Health Headlines: New report sheds light on excessive drinking
WMTW-8 | February 17, 2014
Building relationships in treating young women
Addiction Professional | February 12, 2014
Crossroads Executive Director, Shannon Trainor, on 207
WCSH-6 / 207 | February 12, 2014
Our View: Addicted Maine women will pay for treatment cuts
Portland Press Herald | January 30, 2014
Get the 411 on Gender – Specific Therapy
Growing Up Chaotic Show | June 5, 2013