2014-02-27 / News

Crossroads will help you find your way

Crossroads, an addiction and behavioral health treatment center based in Scarborough, is launching a new residential program to help women get the support they need to improve their lives.

“In February, Crossroads is opening a brand new program,” said Executive Director Shannon Trainor. “The Back Cove Residential Program a 30-day residential program that provides holistic substance abuse treatment for women in a beautiful recovery setting.”

In addition to substance abuse treatment geared specifically to women, the program offers yoga, equine therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy, among other complimentary services.

“With over 40 years of experience, Crossroads understands the specific challenges and needs of women in treatment and recovery,” Trainor said.

Although Crossroads began as a treatment center for women in 1974, through the years, the center has expanded to treat both men and women in an outpatient setting. Trainor said Crossroads takes a gender-responsive approach because of the unique differences in the ways women and men experience addiction and treatment.

The Back Cove Residential Program, Trainor said, is a one-ofa kind offering.

“This program is the only program like it in the state of Maine because of the complementary services we offer, as well as the fact it is not funded by the State of Maine. We accept self-pay and private insurance allowing women from Maine and beyond to access this comprehensive treatment,” Trainor said.

The Back Cove Residential Program is not the only unique program Crossroads offers. The Children and Mothers Program (CAMP) is the only residential program in the state that allows mothers to bring their young children with them while in substance abuse treatment. The 60-day program housed in the Boulton Center for Women and Children in Windham, is open to women who are pregnant, parenting a child younger than 5 years old or actively working on reuniting with their kids. The program addresses addiction, mental health and parenting skills.

Aside from this latest program, Crossroads also offers outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling. Assessments are offered, as well as individual, group or family counseling. Crossroads also offers an intensive outpatient program for substance abuse that runs three hours a day, five days a week, as well as evaluation and treatment for individuals who have been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Outpatient services are offered at the Greater Portland Counseling Center in Scarborough and the Kennebunk Counseling Center.

For more information about outpatient services in Scarborough, or residential programs, call 207-773-9931. For more information about outpatient programming in Kennebunk, call 207-467-3369. More information about Crossroads and its offerings can also be found at www.crossroadsme.org.

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