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Finding the Right Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

May 7, 2019

Depending on where you live, addiction treatment centers may be available in abundance. But that doesn’t mean that every program is the same or offers the same care or results. One drug and alcohol treatment center may only provide outpatient care while another may offer a full continuum of services. Before you select a drug

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Recognizing Warning Signs of Anorexia Relapse

April 30, 2019

Eating disorders are a challenging condition to manage. Everyone’s experience is a little different, as is their relationship with food, self-esteem, body image, and other contributing factors. Recovery is not as easy as just “eating more,” and individuals should not view anorexia relapse as a sign that treatment or recovery have failed. It is a

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It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

April 23, 2019

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It

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Managing Prescriptions to Prevent Misuse

April 16, 2019

Drugs come in many different types and forms. There are illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin that can be incredibly dangerous. There are also prescription drugs which can be very safe and beneficial when used as directed. However, prescription drugs also come with their own risks if misused. Properly managing prescriptions can help to

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Crossroads Earns 3-Year CARF Accreditation Demonstrating Commitment to Quality Care

April 16, 2019

Crossroads has once again earned the highest accreditation possible from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for all of its treatment programs. Scarborough, Maine, April 16, 2019— Crossroads is proud to announce that for the second time in a row, it has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation

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Is Your Drinking Becoming Problematic?

April 9, 2019

There are many people who are able to have a drink or two at a social event, celebration, or special occasion and do not develop a substance use disorder. However, there are also people who, due to genetic and environmental factors, do develop alcohol use disorders or alcoholism. They may not realize that their drinking

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Breaking Down Misconceptions about Addiction Treatment

March 26, 2019

There are many misconceptions about addiction treatment and what it is and is not. In turn, this can make it more challenging to get individuals the help they need for recovery. They may not be open to treatment because they don’t have a solid understanding of what to look for in a treatment program and

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Dealing with Relapse in Addiction Recovery

March 19, 2019

Addiction recovery is a process. There is no magic cure that eliminates cravings and ensures sobriety. Individuals must make a conscious effort every day to maintain a substance-free lifestyle and make healthy choices. Unfortunately, relapse in addiction recovery is an issue that often arises, and one that individuals must understand so that they can learn

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The Negative Impact of Alcohol on Sleep

March 12, 2019

Getting a good night’s rest is key to feeling awake, alert, and energetic the next day. When you haven’t slept well, you’re more likely to feel tired and irritable in the morning making it difficult to be as productive as you would like. Several nights of poor sleep can take a serious toll on your

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“My experience was life-changing. I learned to accept my alcoholism as a disease and something that I cannot change. I learned to not feel shame and to have self-compassion. I also learned coping skills to help fight off the cravings and triggers. I am using these every day now.”

— DG - Back Cove experience

– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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Addiction, behavioral and mental health are issues that can affect anyone. At Crossroads, we provide a variety of evidence-based, therapeutic options for recovery. Comprehensive care and ongoing support are essential elements of recovery and we strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for healing and personal growth.