Monthly Archives: December 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas

By |2018-10-23T19:19:35-04:00December 24th, 2013|Holiday, Spiritual Reflections|

Christmas is a very special time at St. Joseph Institute. We have been busy preparing for Christmas during the 25 days of Advent. We prepare ourselves spiritually by reviewing the origin and history of Christmas carols. Each morning we set aside a time of prayer and reflection that attunes our hearts and minds to the [...]

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Safe For the Holidays

By |2018-10-23T19:20:24-04:00December 13th, 2013|Miscellaneous|

Amid the festivities of the Holiday Season there are some important concerns that must not be ignored. When friends and family gather to celebrate and spend time together, alcohol and other mood altering substances are often found in abundance.  Too often the combination leads to tragic conclusions. The numbers are both sobering and frightening.  It’s [...]

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Trouble in Paradise

By |2018-10-23T19:21:37-04:00December 4th, 2013|Miscellaneous|

Addiction rehab in Florida may not be the best choice.  As winter arrives in Pennsylvania, the “destination rehabs” in Florida crank up their marketing efforts. Sometimes families find it easier to convince someone to get help for a drug or alcohol problem if treatment sounds like a nice vacation. The sales pitch can be very [...]

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