September 2013    

As September comes to a close, so does National Recovery Month. This month, we're celebrating recovery with a wonderful success story from our grant-funded residential program for pregnant and postpartum women. We're also sharing some photos from the Walk for Recovery on September 21st.


It's almost October. Have you purchased your tickets to the Crossroads Masquerade Ball yet? Come as you want to be remembered to this fundraiser on October 19th at Dunegrass. Wavelength will entertain us for the evening and we'll have some really fun auction items. While not required to attend, we have a $500 prize for the person with the best costume. Check out the event page for details and to reserve your tickets. Or give us a call at 207.773.9931 to purchase tickets over the phone. We hope to see you there!

firstarticleAmber's Story of Recovery

Lori Martin, LSW is a Project Coordinator/Case Manager at Crossroads. She recently sat down with Amber to talk about treatment at Crossroads in the Pregnant and Postpartum Residential Grant Program and how it has changed her life. The following is Amber's story of recovery, as told by Lori.


Amber heard about Crossroads from her mother. Her mother felt it would be a good place for her to go to work on her sobriety and become a healthy parent. Amber came to Crossroads with her 4-month-old daughter and successfully completed the 60-day  Pregnant and Postpartum Residential Grant Program (PPRG) funded through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).


Amber struggled when she first came into the program. Living with 14 other females, following program rules and being newly sober was overwhelming. Thinking back, a memory that made a huge impact on her while in treatment was meeting with the Program Director and her clinician to do a Behavior Contract.

"That is when everything changed for me, this was real. That is when I realized that I needed to take this seriously or I could lose my child. Once I started participating [in treatment] I really enjoyed being here and the whole thing was a great experience." 

Read the full article on our blog: Amber's Story of Recovery


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secondarticleRecovery in Motion at the Walk for Recovery
Crossroads staff, clients and supporters donned Crossroads blue recovery t-shirts at the Walk for Recovery!
The 4th annual Walk for Recovery was a success! On September 21st, 150 people walked for recovery, and we raised $2,500. Thank you to all who participated in the walk and / or supported it through a donation. We'd also like to acknowledge Portland's mayor Michael Brennan, WCSH6's Kevin Mannix, our generous sponsors, and the many others who supported this joint effort to promote awareness around recovery.

Crossroads 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 to celebrate recovery.
See photos of the event on Facebook and Flickr

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Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

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Amber's Story of Recovery

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 Want Stephen King or Comedian Bob Marley Answering Your Phone?


If you are a fan of Maine's own Stephen King or Bob Marley - and who isn't, really - then you'll want to attend Crossroads upcoming Masquerade Ball at Dunegrass on October 19th.


Why? Because you can bid on the chance to have Stephen King and Bob Marley record a special voicemail message on your phone!


We also have Maine humorist, Tim Sample, acting as our emcee for the big fundraising event. So you know you're going to have a good laugh.


And, of course, we have the popular band Wavelength providing the music for us to dance to and enjoy throughout 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)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Weds, 11am - 12:30pm 


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


Read more about these groups offerings

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