Crossroads for Women e-Newsletter

June 2010

Happy Summer! The kids are out of school and, here in Maine, the festivals and fairs are in full swing. Crossroads for Women has some fun plans this summer and into the fall. If you are a runner or a walker, or just a supporter of women in recovery, you'll want to find out more about our upcoming yard sale, the Raccoon Run 5K and the Walk for Recovery.
Program-wise, we have some openings in our IOP programs in Portland and Kennebunk. Don't know what an IOP is? Here are some FAQs about Crossroads for Women's IOP and how it's different from others.

Enjoy the warm weather!
Article1Upcoming Events: Agency Yard Sale, Raccoon Run 5K and Walk for Recovery 
Here are some fun events that also happen to help support Crossroads for Women!

Crossroads for Women Yard Sale
Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11
8:00am - 1:00pm
Residential Rehab, Windham, ME
Street: 114 Main Street
Visit our Facebook event page

Raccoon Run 5K to benefit Crossroads for Women

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Back Cove Trail, Portland, ME
Street: Corner of Baxter Blvd. & Preble Street
Pre-Entry Fee: $16.00 --- Post Entry Fee: $20.00

Walk for Recovery
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Catholic Charities Maine Counseling Services, Portland, ME
Street: 250 Anderson Street
Agencies Participating: Crossroads for Women, Catholic Charities Maine, Serenity House, Day One and Milestone Foundation

teaIntensive Outpatient Program Frequently Asked Questions
Crossroads for Women currently has openings in its Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) in Portland and Kennebunk. If you're not sure about what an IOP is or how Crossroads for Women's might be different from other programs, here are some Frequently Asked Questions that might help you out:

1. What exactly is an IOP?
IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. It's basically intensive group therapy. Clients attend Crossroads for Women's IOP 3 hours per day, 3-5 days per week.

2. Why should I go to an IOP? IOP provides the structure many people need in the first stage of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. It may also serve as aftercare treatment for those who are coming out of a residential rehab setting.

3. How long will I attend IOP?
It depends on individual need. Clients are assigned to a counselor that will check in with them throughout their time in IOP. Typically, a client will start IOP 5 days per week and then taper down to 3 days per week. Total length of treatment varies, but usually is around 6 - 8 weeks.

4. What topics are covered in IOP?
Crossroads for Women focuses on women-specific topics with an emphasis on addiction education, co-occurring mental health issues, coping skills, relapse prevention and the necessary tools for recovery.

5. What makes Crossroads' IOP different from others?
Crossroads specializes in treatment for women. Our philosophy is based on the relational concept that women develop a sense of self, self-knowledge and self-worth through a strong sense of connection with others. Studies have consistently shown that women feel more comfortable opening up in women-only groups. In addition, Crossroads offers other treatment options for women, in a residential or outpatient setting, making it easy for women to navigate different levels of treatment throughout their recovery.

6. When does Crossroads' IOP meet?
  Crossroads for Women's IOP meets from 9am - 12pm, Monday through Friday, at our outpatient offices in Portland and Kennebunk.

7. How long does it take to get into IOP, and how do I get in? You can get in almost immediately. We accept new clients into IOP on a rolling basis, so you do not have to wait until a particular session ends. Give us a call, and we will set up an initial intake appointment. We typically get people into the office within 1-2 days of their first call. After this appointment, you can join the group the very next day. Here are the numbers to access services or find out more:
Portland - 207.773.9931
Kennebunk - 207.467.3369

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Jennifer Barbour
Jennifer Barbour, communications specialist
Crossroads for Women
In This Issue

Upcoming Events: Agency Yard Sale, Raccoon Run 5K and Walk for Recovery

Intensive Outpatient Program Frequently Asked Questions

Outpatient Therapy Groups

The Aftercare Group (TAG)
Thursdays, 6pm - 7:30pm
Professional Women's Recovery Group
Wed, 5:30pm - 7pm

Friends and Family Group
Mondays, 5:pm - 6:30pm

Living with Depression and Anxiety
Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7pm

Portland & Kennebunk
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Portland, 207.773.9931
Kennebunk, 207.467.3369

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