Crossroads e-Newsletter
  January 2012     

Happy New Year! Crossroads started off 2012 by becoming tobacco-free at all of our locations. We're excited to announce new members and officers for our Board of Directors, along with the date for a fun open house event we're in the midst of planning.

Crossroads' first Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men started this week in our Scarborough office. The IOP is being offered Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm -8:00pm. You can find more information on our website.

Finally, thanks to all of you who donated to our annual giving campaign in 2011. We appreciate your kindness!
Crossroads is Now Tobacco-Free
Smoking tobacco causes more deaths among clients in substance abuse treatment than the alcohol or drug use that brings them to treatment (SAMHSA advisory March 2011).

Research is now showing that people are more likely to stay sober and less likely to relapse if they also quit using tobacco when entering substance abuse treatment. Considering this evidence, Crossroads decided to become a tobacco-free campus at all its locations starting January 1st.

Knowing that some clients and staff may have a hard time transitioning to a smoke-free environment, Crossroads has worked closely with Healthy Maine Partnerships. We are providing smoking cessation support groups to staff and residential clients. Crossroads also offers resources and consultations with medical staff around creating a smoking cessation plan.

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articletwoNew Members, Officers of Crossroads Board of Directors
The Crossroads board of directors is a volunteer group dedicated to helping women and men conquer substance abuse and mental health issues, while working to eliminate barriers surrounding treatment access and reducing the stigma associated with addiction.

Recently, the board elected new officers and welcomed a couple of new members.

Crossroads Board 2011 - 2012 

Kristy Greco, President, Treasurer

Donna Chamoff, Vice President
Elizabeth Sellers, Secretary
Carolyn Delaney
Phyllis Kamin (new member)
Hanna Pickering
Ruth Riddick (new member)
Emily Semenchuck

Lisa Gray Weldon 


If you are interested in finding out more about the commitment of joining our board, please contact  Donna Chamoff, our vice president.


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articlethreeSave the Date to Celebrate with Crossroads

Crossroads has a lot to celebrate these days, with our new location in Scarborough, expanded offices in Kennebunk and new outpatient services for men.

We hope you will join us for an Open House on Tuesday, April 10th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at our new location in Scarborough.

Take a tour of our new facility, find out more about our programs and innovative treatment philosphy, meet our board members and counselors, and get a feel for where we're heading in the future. Stay tuned for more details.   


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Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

Crossroads for Women
Crossroads provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives. FMI, call 207.773.9931 or visit our website.
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Crossroads is Now Tobacco-Free

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Save the Date to Celebrate with Crossroads

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men 
Mon - Th, 5pm - 8pm
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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm


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Are you passionate about treatment and recovery? Our board of directors is looking to recruit members - men and women - to help re-energize and lead Crossroads into the future.


If you are interested in finding out more about the commitment of joining our board, please contact Donna Chamoff, our vice president.