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Encouraging Sports While Being Proactive Against Eating Disorders in Athletes

March 5, 2019

Participation in sports is a wonderful way to stay active and promote better health. However, as competition heats up, it may pose a greater risk for eating disorders in athletes, and this can be especially true for females who may already be overly conscious about their bodies. Athletes can face a lot of stress to

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How does gender play a role in mental health and substance use disorders?

February 26, 2019

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown When we talk about men and women and their roles in society, we often look at the genders through different lenses. Think about it. Boys are taught from an early age, don’t

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Uncovering Signs Someone May Be Hiding Addiction

February 26, 2019

Addiction does not discriminate and has the potential to affect anyone. Even people who seem to have it all together and be very successful may be secretly struggling with a substance use disorder. Individuals become very good at hiding addiction over time and downplaying the severity of their substance use. Friends and loved ones may

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Supporting a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery

February 19, 2019

When someone you love is recovering from an eating disorder, it can be tough to know what to say or do. You want to help, but what does that mean? You want to be sensitive to their needs, but you also don’t want to walk on egg shells and make the relationship awkward. They’re dealing

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Why Detox Alone is Not Enough for Full Recovery

February 12, 2019

Unfortunately, there is still a common misperception that recovering from addiction is as simple as stopping drug or alcohol use. Though, as anyone who has faced a substance use disorder can tell you, there is nothing easy about that, and full recovery is more complex. Even detox alone is not enough to overcome the far-reaching

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Practicing Self-Care for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2019

Valentine’s Day has become a holiday devoted to showing others how much you care about and appreciate them. Women in particular spend a lot of their time focused on doing things for others and ensuring everyone else’s needs are met. But what about your needs? Practicing self-care can be a great way to show yourself

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Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

January 29, 2019

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

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Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

January 22, 2019

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

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Embracing the Benefits of Sobriety in the New Year

January 15, 2019

Celebrating the New Year often comes with the clinking of champagne glasses and parties that start in the evening and last well into the early morning. It should come as no surprise that people also tend to overindulge, drinking more than they should. The influence of alcohol can lead to rising tempers and disagreements, driving

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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.