Crossroads for Women e-Newsletter

November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Crossroads for Women is always thankful to be a part of helping women and their families lead healthy lives free from alcohol and drug addiction. Since many of us are getting ready to celebrate the holiday, I'm keeping this e-Newsletter short. I invite you to take a few minutes and view our new photostream on Flickr or browse some of the many recovery gifts you can find through our recovery bookstore. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Crossroads for Women on Flickr 
Most people don't quite know what to expect
wFind Crossroads for Women on Flickrhen they come to us for treatment for substance abuse or mental health. Does a counselor's office really have a couch? Does residential treatment look like a hospital? It can truly be an intimidating experience.

Crossroads for Women makes sure the women that come through its doors have a safe, comfortable place to find recovCrossroads is on Flickrery. Our new Flickr page allows us to show the environment that clients will experience when they come to us through photos.

It's always nice to reduce a little anxiety before that first (and scariest) appointment. Visit our photostream and feel free to comment on the pictures. You can see images - inside and out - of all our residential and outpatient facilities. There are even a few vintage pictures, dating back to 1974, from the beginnings of Crossroads for Women!

Holiday Recovery Gifts That Benefit Crossroads for Women
Do you have a woman in your life that's in recovery? Here are some great holiday gift ideas from our Hazelden recovery bookstore (which sells much more than just books!). Crossroads for Women receives 12% in total sales that start via our website or e-Newsletter. Even better, you don't have to brave the mall to find a meaningful gift!

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Crossroads for Women addresses substance abuse and mental health so that women and their families can live healthy lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit our website.

Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
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Beating the Blues and Staying Sober This Holiday Season

There's shopping to get done, family and friends to visit and all those parties that seem to pop up from now until the new year. All the festivities tend to bring lots of highs and lows. And if you're in recovery or are close to someone in recovery, this time can be especially challenging. Read More

Holiday Tips for Those Living in Recovery

The holiday season can be especially difficult for those living in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. For many, holidays can bring times of tension, sadness and depression. The stress of the season, along with the many planned celebrations, bring temptations to relapse. Following are tips to help beat those temptations and stay positive: Read More

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