Study Finds Women’s Brains More Rapidly Affected by Alcohol Than Men’s

It is already known that, compared to men, female drinkers develop health problems faster and with less alcohol. The results of a recent study of male and female Russian alcoholics and non-alcoholics suggest that female alcoholics are at risk of developing cognitive problems more rapidly than men as well. The findings were published in the

A Loved One’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Affects Family and Friends Too

A person’s alcohol or drug addiction affects everyone close to that person. Friends and family members often don’t know how to deal with a loved one’s addiction or even understand it. But when friends and family members get together, understand and address the impact they experience in the situation, they increase their ability to gather

Take Action to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment

Today, Wednesday, May 2nd, is National Parity Day. The public can join a wide array of other health advocacy organizations in urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act. This legislation, sponsored by Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN), would

Maine Alcohol Tax Bill Public Hearing on April 25th

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 13% of budget expenditures in state government alone go to dealing with the consequences of untreated addiction. Yet, nationally, only about one-half of one percent of state spending is on treatment. Every little bit of money helps agencies like recovery centers for

Crossroads for Women Receives Grant to Help Friends And Family Members Understand Addiction

Crossroads for Women recently received a grant in the amount of $6,528.00 from the Davis Family Foundation for The Effects of Addiction on Friends and Family Project. The Davis Family Foundation provides grants primarily to Maine-based educational, medical and cultural/arts charitable organizations in support of a wide variety of worthwhile projects. The grant will be

Celebrity Rehab

The Today Show recently did a spot on the trend of celebrities checking into fancy rehab centers to “cure addictions” (Watch: Is detox the new vacation?). They discussed the good and bad of publicizing addiction treatment essentially as a vacation. Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan’s recent stints with rehab have been well documented in the