August 2014
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Are the kids back to school yet? We hope you are having a good transition into the fall season. This month, we're gearing up for National Recovery Month and welcoming a new member to our clinical / management team. We also have a few seats left in a special training with Dr. Lisa Najavits and you can now purchase tickets to the Crossroads Gala in October!

ArticleOneRally 4 Recovery and Other Recovery Month Events

September is National Recovery Month where addiction treatment and mental health services are celebrated for the way in which they help people live healthy and rewarding lives. In its 25th year, Recovery Month also encourages citizens to "take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need."

A big part of Recovery Month is community and media events. The Portland Recovery Community Center and Young People in Recovery, in partnership with Portland Public Health, are hosting the Maine Rally 4 Recovery on Sunday, September 14th from 12pm - 4pm at Deering Oaks Park. View and download the event flyer with all the details.

You can also find community events around the country by visiting the Recovery Month events page.

ArticleTwoWelcome, Beth Caron!

Beth Caron, LCSW was recently hired as a family clinician and program manager at Crossroads' Back Cove Residential Program for women. Beth comes to us with significant residential clinical experience from her work at Spectrum Programs, Inc. / Banyan Health Systems in Florida, where she was most recently a clinical director.


In Beth's words, "Joining  Crossroads and working with the mostly private sector, as well as with all females, has been a new experience for me. However, it has been amazing to watch the change and growth happen so quickly in a gender-specific residential setting that has so many complementary therapies that are included in the treatment. The equine therapy has been such an integral component to these women's growth!"


Welcome, Beth!



Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and / or Substance Abuse with Lisa Najavits, PhD


Crossroads will be hosting Dr. Lisa Najavits, who will provide training for therapists in practices to help people attain safety from trauma / PTSD and substance abuse on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine. The price of $125 includes the training, continental breakfast, a buffet lunch and 7 continuing education contact hours.


Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, is professor of psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; lecturer, Harvard Medical School; adjunct professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a research psychologist at Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and the Bedford VA; clinical associate, McLean Hospital; and director of Treatment Innovations. Her major clinical and research interests are substance abuse, trauma, co-morbidity, behavioral addictions, veterans' mental health, community-based care, development of new psychotherapies, and outcome research. She is author of over 160 professional publications, as well as the books Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse;  A Woman's Addiction Workbook; and the upcoming Creating Change: A Past-Focused Treatment Manual for Trauma and Addiction; and 8 Keys to Trauma and Addiction Recovery.


FMI and to register: call Kristin at 207.773.9931, ext. 120


Learn more about Seeking Safety

articlefourCelebrate 40 Years of Saving Lives at the Crossroads Gala

Tickets for the annual Crossroads Gala are now on sale! This year's event will be held on Thursday, October 23 at the Masonic Temple in Portland and will include a silent auction and food and beverages catered by Blue Elephant


We will be celebrating our ruby anniversary - 40 years of saving lives! Funds raised from our annual gala will go to the Barbara L. Dacri Scholarship Fund, helping more men and women get financial assistance for treatment and recovery.


Check out our event page for more details on the event, to purchase tickets or to get information on sponsorship or silent auction donations. If you would like to volunteer to help out on the night of the event, contact Lesley Rawlings at 207.773.9931, ext. 123 or



Shannon Trainor
Crossroads Executive Director

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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