Managing Holiday Stress Group for Men in Kennebunk and Scarborough, Maine

The holidays can cause some major stress for people, especially those in recovery. Crossroads will be offering an outpatient therapy group for men that centers around managing the stress that comes with the holiday season. Managing Holiday Stress will focus on how to develop and use effective coping skills to manage depression, anxiety and stress throughout the

Crossroads Holiday Fundraiser: Recovery Wreaths!

Crossroads will be selling beautiful holiday wreaths again this holiday season. The wreaths are made from Maine balsam and can be ordered in two sizes: 24” Double Sided with a Hand Tied Bow for $25.00 42” Double Sided with a Hand Tied Bow for $50.00 ALL of the proceeds from these beautiful wreaths will benefit the

September is National Recovery Month: Why “RE”covery?

September is National Recovery Month. There are lots of events going on, in Maine and beyond, to celebrate those in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction as well as mental disorders. The month reminds us that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover. To kick the month off, here’s a video from the

Yogave: Combining 12 Steps and Yoga in Maine

A couple weeks back, some Crossroads for Women staff were sharing information about a yoga class that incorporated a traditional 12 step meeting. Or, is it a 12 step meeting that incorporated yoga? Whatever it is, it sounded intriguing. Turns out, a 12 step recovery yoga class is being held in Falmouth (ME) twice per

Oh, the Places You’ll Go…in Recovery!

Following is an excerpt from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday today. This book was the last written by the famed author in 1990. Though a children’s author, Dr. Seuss certainly inspires in this book about life and its challenges. Reading the first few pages, it sounds a lot like

Sober Lessons from the Fryeburg Fair

Women and men new to recovery often have a hard time figuring out how to have “sober fun.” So when our program manager at the halfway house received some generously donated tickets to the Fryeburg Fair (Maine’s largest agricultural fair), she saw a unique opportunity to bring our clients on an adventure that most had

Celebrating Women in Recovery at the Blaine House

Governor John Baldacci proclaimed May 17 – 23 “Celebrating Women in Recovery Week” at the annual Silver Tea on May 20th. Held at the Blaine House in Augusta, the tea honors courageous women who make a difference in their own lives and recognizes their contributions to others in the journey of addiction. The Blaine House

Women in Recovery Make Strong Connections on Annual Sail

On September 16th, 38 Crossroads for Women clients, alumnae and staff set sail on a 74-foot Maine built windjammer named Frances. This is the 5th year that Maine Sailing Adventures generously hosted the sunset sail on the beautiful waters of Casco Bay. Each year, the halfway house plans the trip and invites other clients from