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Crossroads - Recovery Center

Crossroads - Recovery Center

  • Portland, ME
  • Accredited
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Crossroads - Recovery Center, located in Portland, Maine, specializes in gender-responsive programs for addiction treatment and co-occurring mental health disorders. The center offers evidence-based therapies and holistic options like yoga and acupuncture. Crossroads focuses on addressing the unique needs of each individual on their recovery journey.

The mission of Crossroads is to provide accessible, high-quality care for individuals affected by substance use disorders, aiming for long-term recovery and improved overall well-being. The center is accredited by CARF, which recognizes its commitment to evidence-based care.

  • Gender-responsive treatment: Offers specialized programs tailored to the different needs of men and women.
  • Comprehensive care: Provides residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and aftercare support.
  • Holistic therapies: Incorporates yoga, equine therapy, and acupuncture to enhance overall wellness.
  • Co-occurring disorders: Addresses both substance abuse and mental health issues, including eating disorders.

Crossroads treats substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, focusing on gender-specific needs. It caters to both men and women, offering specialized programs for women.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • 24 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 7 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 34 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Accreditations

NAATP

CARF

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

Staff

  • Shannon TrainorLCSW, CCSExecutive Leadership
  • Mary Anne RoyPsy.D., CCSExecutive Leadership
  • Lesley RawlingsExecutive Leadership
  • Nicole FedericoExecutive Leadership
  • Laura MertenJDExecutive Leadership
  • Deborah M. GiacomantonioCPAExecutive Leadership

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Crossroads - Recovery Center

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any drug. This includes alcohol, medications, and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction. Substance abuse is a severe problem that can be successfully treated with a variety of therapies. Crossroads - Recovery Center treatment uses a combination of therapies along with other resources to overcome substance abuse.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Portland, ME

Opioid addiction treatment should be done in a medically supervised drug rehab. While taking opioids, users will typically use other substances to enhance the effects of opioids or to reduce the adverse effects of opioid use. Opioid addiction treatment will include detoxification and drug rehab counseling to help both the user and their loved ones learn how to live a successful sober lifestyle.

Treatments such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are three medications that can help treat opioid addiction. These drugs work on the brain’s pleasure center and reduce cravings and the effects of illicit opioids such as heroin. These drugs can be either given orally or by injection. Individual drug rehab counseling sessions can be helpful to discuss any questions or concerns with the drug treatment program. This counseling will also help the user set goals for when they finish drug rehab.

Opioid addiction recovery is a long process. Many of the changes to the brain caused by opioid use cannot be undone, but with time and the proper treatment, a person can return to normal function. After detox, treatment will include drug rehab counseling and entering a halfway house or sober living community. Aftercare is critical to long-term recovery, as it helps the user avoid relapsing and entering back into drug rehab.

Dual-Diagnosis

A person who struggles with addiction and a mental health condition suffers from a dual diagnosis. This means that they have two issues that must be treated. Taking care of one or the other is tough, and taking care of both cannot be done alone. A patient who receives dual diagnosis treatment in Maine will be given the best chance at becoming sober.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is an option that provides the addict with a supportive environment in which they can stop using. This type of treatment is appropriate for addicts that are most in need of intensive care and supervision. This includes those who were unable to quit on their own, those who need more structure than they can get in outpatient treatment.

“Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who have a lower intensity addiction. It’s also suitable for those with a supportive environment and those on a tight budget.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may involve weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be used and anti-addiction medication.

This type of addiction treatment is available for people who need more time and attention than an outpatient program can provide. This type of program is beneficial for people who have low motivation due to addiction, or have a lack of support at home which prohibits them from being able to attend a traditional addiction recovery program.

PHP is beneficial to:

  • Individuals who have very low motivation to recover from addiction as a result of the severe consequences they are facing as a result of their drug or alcohol use.
  • People with a mental health diagnosis combined with addiction.
  • People who need to be closely monitored due to the fact that they are not able to function well enough on their own.
  • People who do not have strong social support or other treatment options available to them at home such as family or individual therapy.

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

Aftercare support is vital to those who have completed a drug or alcohol treatment program. This support comes in individual and family counseling, treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions, and medications to reduce cravings. It helps recovering addicts adjust to normal day-to-day activities and can last for a year or longer.

The majority of drug and alcohol addicts who receive aftercare treatment do not relapse. It is estimated that without aftercare, the relapse rate will be between 70 to 90 percent for most people. Aftercare is the final stage in addiction recovery, but it will also help maintain sobriety if relapse does occur.

Therapies & Programs

No single treatment works for all addicts; therefore, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to find what works best for each individual. Some people requiring addiction treatment may only need a few weeks of inpatient care. Others will require long-term residential care. Tolerance and withdrawal levels vary from person to person and thus affect the intensity of the treatment needed.

If an individualized approach to treatment and therapy is not offered, addicts may fail to reap benefits from their efforts. Professionals must customize plans according to their patient’s needs, limitations, and strengths. The goal of all forms of addiction treatment should be for addicts to find healthy ways to cope with their addiction and its underlying causes.

Couples therapy for drug addiction is a unique form of therapy that allows family members to work through the emotional issues of their loved one’s addiction together. Family members can support each other while learning how to cope with the addiction and encourage healthy changes.

Accordingly, couples therapy for drug addiction is designed for an addict and their significant other or spouse. The two will work with a therapist to learn how the addiction affects themselves and the relationship and how to break the negative patterns of behavior that may have developed.

Drug addiction can destroy a person’s life, as well as their family and friends. The loss of one’s ability to choose how to live and behave often leads the addict into depression, anger, guilt, and many emotional problems.

The therapies usually include siblings, children, and parents who are involved in their daily lives. These sessions are vital because they address past issues that may have hampered an addict’s or alcoholic’s recovery and provide support at a crucial time!

One of the most critical aspects of family therapy is helping addicts’ loved ones see their situation in a new light. It’s also one of the most challenging things a family can do when a loved one struggles with addiction or alcoholism.

Group therapy is held in a safe, controlled setting where patients can feel comfortable sharing their struggles and gaining perspective through shared conversations. It takes place in a group rather than one on one to prevent feelings of isolation or being unique in their situation while creating an environment for addicts at Crossroads - Recovery Center to develop fellowship, accountability, and support. Group therapy is an important tool in recovery that prevents cravings that prompt a return to active addiction.

This type of therapy involves the use of a variety of therapeutic techniques to help addicts recover from past traumas that might have triggered their substance abuse. During these sessions, therapists will work with the addict to address painful memories and learn how to cope effectively with stressors as they arise.

During these types of sessions, therapists will typically focus on three main goals:

  1. Identifying and expressing painful emotions associated with past traumas.
  2. Reducing the effects of stress on an addict’s life by developing more effective coping mechanisms.
  3. Developing healthy ways of thinking about stressful situations that can help addicts avoid substance abuse issues in the future.

This type of therapy is typically used in conjunction with other types of addiction treatment services. By identifying and dealing with the root cause of addiction, most addicts can overcome their cravings and prevent relapse once they leave rehab.

Many different types of addiction treatment services exist to help addicts safely get sober, but it’s important for recovering individuals to find a therapist or support group that will help them address the root cause of their addiction.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is beneficial for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from severe mental health issues. It aims to help the patient achieve their goals and identify how they can enhance their lives.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a talking-based method that helps people struggling with addiction replace destructive behaviors with healthier ones. CBT also helps them identify the underlying thoughts and beliefs that cause these behaviors in the first place and ways to control those thoughts and feelings. It can be administered as a holistic therapy or as part of combination therapy and—as opposed to turning to drugs and alcohol—helps addicts learn how to respond to negative thoughts instead.

Life skills training is beneficial for addicts in recovery because it helps them learn how to take care of themselves and improve their quality of life, which can promote feelings of purpose and motivation.

This type of treatment works by teaching individuals life-enhancing skills that support positive living, including:

  • Healthy lifestyle habits
  • Skills to effectively manage stress
  • Effective communication skills to help them get their needs met without turning to drugs or alcohol
  • Money management and budgeting skills so they can continue to take care of themselves after treatment ends.

12-step programs are one of the most common types of relapse prevention programs. They’re typically offered by private organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Nicotine Anonymous.

During these meetings, addicts can learn about their addiction and work through it with others who are also struggling to overcome their addiction. These groups provide support that the addict might not be able to get from friends and family, and they can also prevent the addict from feeling isolated.

While self-help groups like these are effective for some addicts, others prefer services that provide more structure and support. For example, these programs might offer counseling sessions or even medical treatment with prescription medication.

When you leave a healthy lifestyle behind to live as an addict, your body becomes unbalanced. Nutritional deficiencies gradually creep in, and before you know it, you’re facing severe health problems. For people who are trying to kick their drug addiction, nutrition therapy at Crossroads - Recovery Center is a great tool. It helps restore balance to the body, and for many addicts, it represents the first step on the road to recovery.

Nicotine replacement therapy is a way for people to get the nicotine they are addicted to without having to smoke cigarettes. There are several different types of devices that have been approved for NRT. Studies have shown that all NRTs work better than placebo (fake treatment). NRT helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking and experiencing aggressive withdrawal symptoms. Coupling NRT with counseling and other means of support gives long-term smokers a better chance of removing their unhealthy habit.

Patient Experience

Creative Arts

Creative arts therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses painting, music, poetry, and other creative means to help those battling addiction. It is beneficial for patients to release negative feelings and emotions and explore how their thoughts and emotions play out through the creative process. Crossroads - Recovery Center in Portland, ME, offers creative art therapy to help patients cope with addiction and its after-effects.

Experiential Therapy at Crossroads - Recovery Center

Experiential Therapy is used by drug treatment facilities to treat substance abuse. This treatment is clinically proven to help addicts in detoxification by allowing them to release emotions in a safe environment. The treatment process involves addicts painting their feelings and releasing them on a canvas.

One of the most popular forms of experiential therapy is known as LPE – Love, Peace, and Equilibrium. Amy Gumowitz developed this treatment in 1992. By implementing her philosophy of “reality therapy” into the treatment, Gumowitz’s results were outstanding. Once her success was validated by those she had been helping, she decided to open her treatment center. Although Gumowitz passed away in 2007, her contribution to the addiction recovery remains effective, and better yet, it is 100% self-sufficient.

Equine Therapy at Crossroads - Recovery Center in Maine

Horses have a number of attributes that make them ideal for this type of therapy. For instance, they can help addicts work through their feelings in a safe environment while providing a nurturing support system that is free from judgment and criticism.

In these sessions, addicts interact with horses under the guidance of an equine therapy expert. Many recovering addicts find this type of therapy to be extremely beneficial because the horses provide unconditional love and support that can help addicts feel more comfortable discussing their deepest feelings.

In addition, the physical nature of this type of therapy provides a positive distraction from cravings and urges. This is especially important for recovering addicts who struggle with intense cravings that can quickly lead to relapse if they aren’t properly managed.

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    Accepts

    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Crossroads – Maine

    Helpful reference information for Crossroads - Recovery Center, a drug treatment center in Maine located at: 735 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME, 04103, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed October 26, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Portland, Maine Addiction and Treatment

    Prescription opioid abuse is the most common form of substance abuse in Maine. More than 10% of these residents have also admitted to using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Between 2013 and 2014, 4 out of every 5 deaths in Maine were caused by illicit drugs. One in five high school students in Maine uses marijuana every single month.

    Nestled on a peninsula in Casco Bay, Portland boasts a vibrant arts scene with theaters, museums, and galleries. Outdoor enthusiasts flock here for hiking, biking, and kayaking along the coast. Alarmingly, Cumberland County saw a 32% spike in drug overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020, with over 85% involving fentanyl in 2022.

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