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Aug
13
2018

Crossroads Addresses Growing Need for Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction Treatment

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Crossroads has been providing high-quality, individualized treatment for addiction to women for more than 40 years. Gender-responsive care has been a cornerstone of supporting clients in making the most of their recovery. Over the years, Crossroads has treated many women who have also been struggling with eating disorders in addition to substance use disorders, prompting the development of a program specifically focused on this condition. The co-occurring eating disorders and addiction treatment program will commence in September 2018 at our residential treatment center, offering eight beds and 24/7 on-site staffing.

“Crossroads has specialized in residential treatment services for women since 1974,” says CEO Shannon Trainor. “It became clear in the last five years that there is a great need in Maine for residential services for women seeking treatment for both eating disorders and addiction, and we’re committed to providing this access for clients in order to improve outcomes, build healthy relationships, and help these women remember who they wanted to be.”

Crossroads’ co-occurring eating disorder and addiction residential program provides women with a safe, structured, therapeutic environment where they can focus on their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health as they work through these co-occurring disorders. Eating disorders are more prevalent than some may realize with the Academy for Eating Disorders estimating that half of people with eating disorders also have a substance use disorder.

Residential treatment for co-occurring disorders allows women to connect with others who are going through similar issues as they engage in a variety of evidence-based therapies that address both conditions together. The fully integrated model of care empowers women to better understand how addiction and eating disorders impact one another and partner with treatment specialists to develop an individualized care plan to meet their needs.

At Crossroads, women are housed in a relaxed yet structured homelike setting where they can truly focus on making their health, well-being, and recovery a priority. Offering treatment for women by women, clients engage with a multidisciplinary team that includes master’s-level clinicians, a registered nurse, a dietitian, a family clinician, and other support staff focused on providing safe, effective, personalized care for recovery.

The 30-day residential program encompasses a wide range of therapies including individual and group sessions, exposure-based therapies, motivational interviewing, CBT and DBT, nutritional counseling, and more. Women also participate in A Women’s Way Through the 12 Steps, Seeking Safety, and Healing Trauma programs as part of their comprehensive care.

Crossroads is thrilled to officially launch a program targeting co-occurring disorders care for addiction and eating disorders, which they have been addressing for years. The residential treatment program, located in Portland, Maine, will allow more women to access the quality care they need for recovery.

More information about Crossroads is available online at www.crossroadsme.org.

ABOUT:

Crossroads is a fully accredited addiction and behavioral health treatment center based in Scarborough, Maine. It is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Clients engage in evidence-based, gender-responsive treatment to build the skills and strategies necessary to support long-term recovery. In addition to treating substance use disorders, the facility also addresses mental health disorders for more comprehensive and individualized care. Specialized programs are available for pregnant women and new mothers, as well as family and friends. Crossroads supports clients in remembering who they wanted to be and getting a fresh start through a substance-free lifestyle.

Thank You

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”
– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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