Press Release: Crossroads’ Children and Mothers Program awarded $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lesley Rawlings, 207-773-9931, ext. 123, lrawlings@staging.crossroadsme.org Crossroads’ Children and Mothers Program Awarded $35,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation SCARBOROUGH, Maine (January 12, 2016) – Crossroads was recently awarded a grant of $35,000 from the Walmart Foundation for its Children and Mothers Program located in Windham, Maine. The funds will be used

Shannon’s April Cross Chat Vlog: Children And Mothers Program (CAMP)

Each month, Crossroads executive director, Shannon Trainor, publishes a short video on different topics relating to addiction, mental health and gender-responsive treatment. In her vlog for April 2014, Shannon talks about Crossroads’ innovative and unique Children And Mothers Program (CAMP). CAMP is the only program in Maine that provides on-site living centers for women and children during residential treatment

Amber’s Story of Recovery

Lori Martin, LSW is a Project Coordinator/Case Manager at Crossroads. She recently sat down with Amber to talk about treatment at Crossroads in the Pregnant and Postpartum Residential Grant Program and how it has changed her life. The following is Amber’s story of recovery, as told by Lori. Amber heard about Crossroads from her mother. Her

Video: Crossroads Pregnant and Postpartum Substance Abuse Treatment Program (Maine)

Last August, we announced that Crossroads was awarded $1.5 million over 3 years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The money has allowed us to enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. We’re excited and proud to report that the treatment completion rate for

Acupuncture for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Recovery

As part of the Children And Mothers Program (CAMP) for pregnant and postpartum women at Crossroads, clients receive weekly acupuncture sessions with a licensed acupuncturist. Research has proven that acupuncture relieves some of the health-related issues common in pregnancy, eases the delivery process and assists with the mental, physical and emotional issues in postpartum women.

Press Release: Crossroads Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAMHSA Grant for Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Exciting news from Crossroads! This federal grant from SAMHSA will help us enhance our residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their children. Following is the official press release. We’ll be writing more on this topic in the future. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crossroads Contact: Shannon Trainor, 207-773-9931 ext. 115, strainor@staging.crossroadsme.org PR

Another Growing Epidemic: Newborns Addicted to Painkillers

USA Today is reporting that the number of babies born addicted to prescription drug painkillers is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified America’s fast-growing problem of prescription drug abuse an epidemic. This problem is also affecting our newborn babies, as women abuse powerful narcotics, such as OxyContin and

Recovery Coaches Help Pregnant Women with Substance Abuse Problems

A recent study from the University of Illinois took a look at how the use of a recovery coach may benefit pregnant women struggling with substance abuse problems. In the study, recovery coaches – case workers with special training in addiction, relapse prevention, case management and counseling – were shown to reduce the number of

Early Prenatal Care and Substance Abuse Treatment Key for Pregnant Addicted Women

Everyone knows that women shouldn’t smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs while pregnant. For some women, though, these things are harder to give up than you’d think, even when they know there’s a human being developing inside their tummy. A recent study reports good news about pregnant women who also struggle with addiction. The study

Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol, Drugs and Tobbaco Affects Brain Into Adolescence

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center have found that the effects of fetal exposure to alcohol, drugs and tobacco persist into early adolescence. The study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans to the effects on brain structure into early adolescence. Participants of the study included 35 young adolescents, with an average