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Crossroads offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals needing behavioral health services. The program includes motivational interviewing, individualized treatment, family support, 12-step methods and more. Crossroads is located at Windham, Maine.

Crossroads Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


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.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Crossroads offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Outpatient (OP)

Recovery from a substance use disorder is an ongoing process. Engaging in gender-responsive behavioral health outpatient treatment services can support men and women in maintaining their recovery. They can continue to develop essential skills and coping methods to remain substance-free and create a healthier lifestyle. Gender-responsive models are beneficial because men and women do not necessarily face the same challenges in the same way. Instead, they are immersed in a customized program that fits their individual needs and participate in counseling with others of the same gender to create a safer and more comfortable environment with a focus on recovery.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Fully immersing yourself in a peaceful, therapeutic environment where you can focus on your recovery and healing your mind, body and spirit is essential. The Back Cove Women’s Residential Program and Recovery Center in Maine provides just the environment and care you need. Since men and women often have different needs in recovery, the 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. This 30-day inpatient program reduces outside distractions and offers a safe, structured environment that provides a solid foundation for recovery. It incorporates a wide range of services, therapies, and activities to meet the needs of women and support them along each step of the way as they move forward in their recovery.

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.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Addiction and behavioral health issues affect more than just the person in treatment. They affect the entire family. Crossroads 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.

Aftercare Support

Recovery is a lifelong process taken one day at a time. To support our 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:

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

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Crossroads Highlights:

Crossroads provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives.
When it comes to addiction, it is important that clients feel safe, comfortable and supported throughout recovery. Women and men experience different challenges when dealing with addiction and respond in different ways. Their gender-responsive treatment allows clients to focus on the issues prevalent in their lives and address them in ways that work best for them. Whereas women often turn to drugs or alcohol to maintain a relationship or fill a void, men often use drugs or alcohol to avoid connections all together. Gender-responsive treatment at Crossroads recognizes these differences and approaches them in ways that support each gender in their recovery.


  • CARF


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • A major concern of women seeking addiction treatment is often their children. They worry about being away from them or who will care for them while they are in treatment. The Children and Mothers Residential Program for addiction recovery in Maine is unlike traditional programs in that it encompasses childcare, parenting education and related services. Pregnant and postpartum mothers can keep their children close and learn how to more effectively care for them as they work on their own recovery and creating a healthier lifestyle. The program is open to women at any stage of pregnancy, those who have children under age 5, and those who are working on family reunification. Onsite living arrangements are provided and childcare is available while women attend counseling, support group meetings, parenting classes and other activities. In addition, they address co-occurring mental health issues, and take gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches to provide treatment that meets the challenges women face in recovery. An evidence-based curriculum is used that incorporates Seeking Safety, A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps, Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention Therapy.