Monthly Archives: September 2017

An Interview with Emily Benjamin, Alumni Coordinator & PRN Counselor

By |2018-10-23T13:42:57+00:00September 28th, 2017|12 Steps, Aftercare, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Grateful Addict|

Meet St. Joseph Institute’s Alumni/Aftercare Coordinator and PRN Counselor, Emily Benjamin. An alumna of St. Joseph Institute (SJI) and a self-professed nerd, Emily brings joy and enthusiasm to her work. Her passion comes in large part from her own experience as a recovering addict and the thrill she finds in being able to live life [...]

6 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

By |2018-07-30T13:30:50+00:00September 13th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Although there is no one set addictive personality type, researchers who study the causes of addiction have found a number of traits that are closely linked to an increased risk of drug or alcohol abuse. 1. Impulsivity Impulsive people are often viewed as fun to be around due to their spontaneous nature, but this personality [...]

What Is Withdrawal?

By |2018-10-23T13:44:37+00:00September 5th, 2017|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Withdrawal is the first step towards addiction recovery, but it's an often misunderstood part of the process. Why Withdrawal Occurs The term withdrawal refers to the symptoms someone with a substance abuse problem experiences after suddenly stopping the use of drugs or alcohol. Withdrawal typically begins within a few hours of when the abused substance [...]