Recovery from a substance use disorder is an ongoing process. Engaging in gender-responsive behavioral health outpatient treatment services can support men and women in maintaining their recovery. They can continue to develop essential skills and coping methods to remain substance-free and create a healthier lifestyle. Gender-responsive models are beneficial because men and women do not necessarily face the same challenges in the same way. Instead, they are immersed in a customized program that fits their individual needs and participate in counseling with others of the same gender to create a safer and more comfortable environment with a focus on recovery.
Comprehensive Assessments for Substance Use and Mental Health
Before any type of treatment can begin, it is important to understand the challenges the client is facing. A licensed professional counselor conducts comprehensive assessments for substance use and mental health issues to determine the appropriate level of care. If necessary, a psychiatric evaluation may also be completed. Once the evaluations are complete, the client and clinician work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses our client’s needs and goals. Our client can focus on those issues that have the greatest impact on their recovery efforts so that they can make changes to live a healthier lifestyle.
Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling
Counseling is an integral part of recovery, and Crossroads offers individual, couples, family and group counseling sessions for men and women. Individual counseling allows clients to focus more closely on personal issues they may be struggling with that are not fully explored in a group setting. Couples and family counseling helps clients and their loved ones to work through the impact that substance use or mental health issues have had on their relationships. They can begin rebuilding trust, improving communication and moving forward in a healthier manner. Group counseling brings men or women together to share and learn from one another as they grow in their recovery and develop strategies to prevent relapse. Clients may engage in any number of groups depending on their needs.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Crossroads’ IOP is a structured group therapy option that provides substance abuse treatment either 3, 4 or 5 days per week at 3 hours a day. Gender-specific treatment issues are explored in this women-only IOP with an emphasis on addiction education, co-occurring mental health issues, coping skills, relapse prevention and the necessary tools for recovery.
Driver Education and Evaluation Programs – DEEP
Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is a serious offense in Maine and requires those cited to complete a Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP) as part of the Impaired Driving Program. Crossroads is certified to provide evaluation and treatment to men or women who receive an OUI. Participants are educated about the risks of substance use and impaired driving and evaluated to determine whether they may have a substance use disorder. If they do, we provide counseling and treatment to assist them in overcoming these issues and reducing their risk of future OUIs and addiction relapse. The DEEP program is administered by the Office of Substance Abuse, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the State of Maine Legislature.
Get Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health
Outpatient treatment for substance use and mental health is a strong component of ongoing recovery and provides the continued support that many clients need.Contact Crossroads today to learn more about how we can help you live a healthier life, prevent relapse and remember who you wanted to be.