August 2013    

September means back to school and National Recovery Month. We're excited to be involved with the 4th annual Walk for Recovery in Portland this year. In addition, we'll be starting up a new therapy group for women who are living with chronic pain.


Don't forget to purchase your tickets to the Crossroads Masquerade Ball. October is just around the corner! We just revealed some of the amazing auction items up for grabs, including a private concert from Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary and personalized voice mail recordings from Stephen King and Comedian Bob Marley! Check out the event page for details and to reserve your tickets.

firstarticleAre you living with chronic pain? You are note alone.
According to a recent article on Huffington Post18 women die of a prescription drug overdose in the U.S every day. That's five times more than 10 years ago.


Prescription painkillers are a drug of choice among women today partly because women are more likely to suffer from chronic pain. In addition, women are more often prescribed painkillers and for longer periods of time than men. Studies show that women are 50% more likely than men to leave their doctor's office with a prescription, even if they have the same condition. 


Crossroads is starting an 8-week therapy group on September 10th for women who live with chronic pain. Living with Chronic Pain will help group members develop greater insight into how thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect the perception and experience of pain. Participants will also learn about the biological bases of chronic pain and what this means for pain management. Group members can reflect and gain support from one another, as well as practice relaxation and distraction techniques in order to better manage their pain.


Living with Chronic Pain will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Kennebunk Counseling Center. For more information or to join the group, call 207.467.3369 


Find more therapy group options from Crossroads


Read more: 

Women and Prescription Drugs: The Gender Gap Tightens

Managing the Emotional Aspect of Pain 

secondarticleWalk for Recovery with Crossroads!
The 4th Annual Walk for Recovery will begin in Portland's Monument Square on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00am (registration starts at 8:30am). 

Crossroads has teamed up with six other local substance abuse and mental health organizations - including Catholic Charities Counseling ServicesMilestone FoundationDay OneYork County Shelter/Serenity HouseHealth Care for the Homeless and Portland Recovery Community Center - to bring you this fun event.

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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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If you are on our email list or follow us on Facebook, you know Crossroads is hosting a fabulous Masquerade Ball on October 19, 2013. The fundraising event will be held at the beautiful Dunegrass in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Entertainment will include the band Wavelength, and we'll have a few big items to auction off (we'll share more details as we get closer to the event). Tim Sample will be our emcee for the evening...Read More


Outpatient Therapy Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Tues, 10am - 11:30am 
The Aftercare Group (TAG) for women
Tues, 4pm - 5:30pm  
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm
Living With Chronic Pain Group for women Tues, 1pm - 2:30pm (starting 9/10) new! 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Tues, 11am - 12:30pm 


The Aftercare Group (TAG) for women
Tues, 4pm - 5:30pm 


Read more about these groups offerings

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Crossroads accepts MaineCare, Medicare, private insurance and self-pay.

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