Crossroads - Back Cove Women's Residential

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Back Cove Women’s Residential Program provides just the environment and care women in recovery need. Back Cove Women’s Residential Program uses an evidence-based relational model with an emphasis in gender-responsive and trauma-informed treatment specifically for women.

Crossroads - Back Cove Women's Residential Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Dual diagnosis is also commonly referred to as having co-occurring disorders. Simply put, this means that a substance use disorder and mental health disorder are present together. A client may be struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, but this could be in conjunction with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another mental health condition. The presence of these co-occurring disorders can make achieving and maintaining recovery more difficult due to the interrelated nature of the conditions. Dual diagnosis treatment at Crossroads provides clients with the comprehensive care they need to manage both substance use and mental health disorders. A tailored plan is developed that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social impact that a dual diagnosis can have on a client’s life

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Crossroads - Back Cove Women's Residential offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

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.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


Over the years, 12-step work has become an integral part of addiction recovery. Women in the Back Cove Women’s Residential Program attend daily meetings either in-house or within the community. This helps to familiarize them with the program and start building connections with Back Cove peers and the recovery community. Attendance at 12-step meetings typically becomes a regular part of recovery even after residential treatment, so early involvement sets women up for success after treatment. Family members also become familiar with the program through Al-Anon meetings held during family days.

Family Program

Addiction and behavioral health issues affect more than just the person in treatment. They affect the entire family. Back Cove encourages family involvement and provides support to help everyone be more successful. Family members are connected with a family clinician who provides weekly updates during treatment and follow-up for six months after treatment has been completed. Family members are an integral part of recovery and are supported in understanding how a loved one’s addiction has affected them and how they can be proactive in recovery and set healthy boundaries. Group therapy sessions with family members of clients are offered, as well as Al-Anon meetings and family therapy sessions with their loved one.

Aftercare Support

Recovery is a lifelong process taken one day at a time. To support their clients in maintaining and staying active in their recovery, Crossroads created the Crossroads Alumni Association (CAA). There are local chapter meetings for graduates of the Back Cove Women’s Residential Program and a variety of CAA-sponsored events throughout the year. Current and future alumni can engage in fellowship and fundraising activities to support their recovery and the Crossroads program. In addition, outpatient clinicians are available for follow-up care.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Recovery involves healing the mind, body and spirit. Back Cove’s wellness services address the needs of women as a whole, providing holistic and alternative therapies. Each morning women have the opportunity to engage in meditation or yoga to clear their minds, alleviate stress and tension, and create a stronger mind-body connection. Yoga provides physical movement and stretching which also has a positive impact on the mind and equips women with healthier coping strategies. Group acupuncture is also provided once a week. Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing that helps to detoxify the body and evoke calmness.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Communication and support are two key areas of addiction recovery. Through group therapy and relationship building activities, women learn how to express themselves more effectively and build connections with staff, other clients, and family members. They can feel safe in a judgment-free, respectful environment surrounded by other women. Group therapy encourages women to share their stories so that they realize they are not alone and others have gone through similar situations. Group therapy topics include early recovery skills, mental health topics, relapse prevention, managing emotions, the medical aspects of chemical dependency, trauma, nutrition for sobriety and spirituality. With a vast array of topics and supportive engagement, women develop a greater sense of self and respect for other women.

Equine Therapy

Back Cove Women’s Residential Program also offers Equine Assisted Therapy once a week. Interacting with the horses allows women to understand their own behaviors and relationships, build trust and overcome fears. Horses can teach them to read non-verbal cues more effectively, become more assertive, exert leadership, solve problems and work as part of a team.

Experiential Therapy

In addition to individual and group therapy sessions and wellness services, Back Cove Women’s Residential Program also offers women an assortment of recreational activities. The facility is within walking distance to Back Cove trail, a 4.2 mile loop where women can walk or run while taking in the Portland skyline. There are also seasonal activities offered to promote physical activity and positive mental health.

Nutrition Therapy

Women will work closely with a registered dietitian to address their nutritional needs. The dietitian will create a well-balanced, seasonal menu that meets the needs of women in early recovery. Furthermore, their dietitians run a group on healthy eating in recovery to support continued good nutrition and healthy decision making.


  • CARF


  • Monthly Fee: $15,000.00
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Cash, Credit or Debit card accepted

Rehabs in Maine

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  • Southern Maine Healthcare - Medical Center Drive 1 Medical Center Drive Biddeford, ME 04005
  • Southern Maine Healthcare - Main Street 235 Main street Biddeford, ME 04005
  • Liberty Bay Recovery Center 835 Forest Avenue Augusta, ME 04103
  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center 93 Campus Avenue D-4 Lewiston, ME 04243


  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Treatment for Women
  • Smoking cigarettes is permitted at the Back Cove Residential in designated areas only and at designated times. If the patient plan to smoke while in treatment, she has to bring enough cigarettes for her estimated length of stay, otherwise she can't buy them when she get into treatment.