First, a quick thank you to all of our supporters who ate at The Grill Room on April 27th! Crossroads for Women received 10% of the restaurant's proceeds that evening. The restaurant was packed, and everyone enjoyed some fabulous food.
This month, I'm focusing on a new aftercare group and a couple of services you might not realize are offered by Crossroads for Women - DEEP and medication management. Starting as a residential facility for women almost 35 years ago, it's always good to update people on our ever-changing outpatient services!
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Crossroads Offers New Aftercare Group
The Crossroads for Women outpatient program has offered a relapse prevention group for some time now. The group explores the triggers that led women to their initial alcohol or drug use and action steps to take once the triggers are identified. Often the group would consist of women from different levels of treatment and, thus, varying lengths of sobriety. Recently, we've recognized a need to offer a group for women who have more recovery under their belts. We've started The Aftercare Group for these women.The Aftercare Group (TAG) provides supportive aftercare once a week for women who have completed residential and/or intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and who are taking action to maintain their sobriety.
Themes of the group may include: interrupting relapse warning signs, healthy relationships, communication, money and self-sufficiency, community, spirituality and service, supportive daily practices, manifesting hopes and dreams, managing stress and sober fun.
We are excited to offer this new group in both our Portland and Kennebunk outpatient offices! View the TAG flyer with days, times and locationsFor more information or to join TAG:Portland
207.773.9931 or email@example.comKennebunk
(starts June 18th)
207.467.3368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DEEP Services for Women with an OUI
768 Maine women over the age of 18 reported being arrested for an OUI in the last 12 months when seeking treatment from January 1, 2008 - January 1, 2009.*
Anytime a person receives an OUI (Operating Under the Influence) in
the state of Maine, the person must enter into the Driver Education
and Evaluation Programs (DEEP), administered by the Office of Substance Abuse, Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS). According to the Maine Office of Substance Abuse DEEP website, "the goals of the program are to provide effective, efficient and meaningful
interventions for impaired drivers according to Maine Law so that public
safety is maintained." DEEP requires an assessment and, depending upon the evaluation, may require treatment. Find out more about DEEP
Crossroads for Women is DEEP certified to provide evaluation and treatment for women of all ages who receive an OUI and provides these services in Portland and Kennebunk in a comfortable, discreet environment. To
receive DEEP services at Crossroads for Women, please call 207.773.9931
(Portland) or 207.467.3369 (Kennebunk) to participate in a brief phone screening and schedule an evaluation.
*Source: Maine Office of Substance Abuse Treatment Data System Report
Medication Management at Crossroads
As most of you already know, Crossroads for Women has a long history (almost 35 years!) of women-focused substance abuse treatment. Historically, our clients almost always have some sort of co-occurring mental health concern, like depression or anxiety, when they come to us. In fact, during a 3 month period, we found that 98.5% of the clients who came in for an evaluation screened positive for a mental health diagnosis.*
Crossroads for Women offers psychiatric evaluations with one of our two consulting
psychiatrists. Typically this happens when a client is already engaged in treatment with a clinician. When appropriate, our psychiatrists may prescribe psychiatric and/or
anti-craving medications to clients
admitted to one of our treatment programs and conduct follow-up visits to monitor the clients.
Crossroads for Women may also collaborate with a client's personal care physician if a client is getting her medications elsewhere, providing appropriate counseling.
Believing that medication management can only be effective with counseling support, Crossroads for Women does not provide medication without treatment. For more information on these services, call 207.773.9931.
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*Results from AC-OK Screening Tool, Hornby Zeller Association
Crossroads for Women
addresses substance abuse and other behavioral health issues so that
women and their families can live healthy and independent lives.
FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visitwww.crossroadsforwomen.org
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
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The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family
a 4-week educational series
Concerned friends and family members who have a loved one, male or
female, with a substance abuse problem that may or may not be in
treatment at this time
the basics of addiction, the recovery process and how to be supportive
of an addicted loved one while also taking care of you
Crossroads for Women Outpatient Office
66 Pearl Street, Ste 202 Portland, Maine
WHEN: Tuesdays, June 2 - 236:00pm - 7:30pmFMI or TO REGISTER 207.773.9931 or emailPlease note: This will be the last time this series is offered this year!
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