Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dear Heroin, I want a divorce. I want a new life.

By |2018-10-23T18:44:35+00:00April 30th, 2014|Heroin|

It’s frustrating.  No matter how terrible the impact of heroin has been on a user’s life, they keep returning to the same sick relationship.  The dependence is so great that the resolve to stop using can easily crumble.  Why is it so hard to break free from opiate addiction?  Why is it so hard to [...]

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“People in Recovery Are the Best!”

By |2018-10-23T18:45:38+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Grateful Addict|

I will never forget the little speech that Sara gave at St. Joseph Institute during an evening discussion on relapse prevention.  With strong emotions, she argued that the best people she knew were in recovery.  The group chucked when she concluded by stating that everyone in the world should be required to go to rehab [...]

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St. Joseph Institute Spring Alumni Reunion

By |2018-10-23T18:46:36+00:00April 21st, 2014|Miscellaneous|

Reunion weekend is almost here!! We hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming reunion! We have so many fun things planned and can't wait to see you all. A copy of the schedule is listed below.If you are not able to make it, please remember we will have another reunion in [...]

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10 Reasons to Hate Heroin

By |2018-10-23T18:47:38+00:00April 11th, 2014|Heroin|

There was a time when heroin was seen as the drug used by those who had tumbled deep into the drug culture.  It would never be found in nice neighborhoods or on the campuses of good schools.  Heroin was not the drug that most parents feared would transform their children and destroy their dreams.  All [...]

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The Grateful Addict

By |2018-10-23T18:49:23+00:00April 10th, 2014|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

The people in the room have seen addiction destroy their careers, relationships and many of their dreams.  They often feel anger, frustration and a sense of hopelessness.  No one disagrees that “addiction sucks.”  So when I ask the question “do you think that you could be a grateful addict,” there are always members of the [...]

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