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Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant that is native to South America. It is most often sold as a fine white powder that is snorted into the nose, rubbed into the gums, or dissolved in water and injected with a needle. The drug can also be found as [...]

What to Do When Your Adult Child Struggles with Addiction

Parenting, Addiction, and Recovery Parenting is never easy—especially when you know your child is suffering. If your adult child has a drug or alcohol problem, you may feel powerless to help and afraid of what the future will hold. At St. Joseph Institute for Addiction, we believe recovery is possible for all those who desire [...]

A Guide to Clonazepam Addiction

Sold under the brand name Klonopin, clonazepam is used to treat panic disorders in adults, as well as seizure disorders in both adults and children. Like other benzodiazepines, clonazepam has a high potential for abuse and addiction because it creates feelings of peace, relaxation, and euphoria. About Clonazepam Clonazepam was first introduced to the United [...]

By |2021-01-27T11:11:29-05:00January 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|0 Comments

Antidepressants and Addiction Recovery

Often, people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Treating these underlying conditions is an essential part of the substance abuse recovery process. How Are Antidepressants Used in Addiction Recovery? Antidepressants are prescription medications that can be used to treat a wide [...]

Before You Can Help Others, You Need to Help Yourself

Quick Fixes Can Be Risky When life gets hectic, it's easy to search for a quick fix to all of your problems. Relaxing with a drink or a few pills at the end of the day might seem harmless, but this behavior can easily turn into a full-fledged substance use disorder if you have an [...]

By |2020-12-31T13:11:02-05:00December 29th, 2020|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|0 Comments

Managing Your Emotions During the Holidays

Although pop culture often makes it sound like the holidays are a time of endless joy, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is difficult for many people. Family conflicts, financial worries, and the stress of living up to the expectation of creating "perfect" memories can make emotions run high—even for people who aren't [...]

By |2020-12-11T21:34:41-05:00December 8th, 2020|Holiday, Practicing Recovery|0 Comments

Coping with Loneliness During the Holidays

If you're not feeling particularly festive this year, you're far from alone. Even without the added stress of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the holidays can be a time of loneliness for many people. To avoid putting your newfound sobriety at risk, it's important to have a plan to minimize the negative effects of loneliness on [...]

By |2020-12-04T11:49:16-05:00December 2nd, 2020|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Holiday|0 Comments

How Gratitude Helps Build Resilience in Recovery

Although gratitude takes center stage during the Thanksgiving holiday, reminding yourself of what you're most grateful for should be a year-round practice. Gratitude helps build the resilience you’ll need to tackle the challenges you’ll face on the road to recovery. The Benefits of Gratitude Gratitude does not minimize the struggles a person experiences. As a [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:52:09-05:00November 18th, 2020|Grateful Addict, Practicing Recovery|0 Comments

Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

Building the foundation for a lasting recovery involves more than simply abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Addiction affects the mind, body, and spirit—which means lasting recovery requires a holistic approach. At St. Joseph Institute for Addiction, we encourage you to explore your spirituality as part of our comprehensive treatment approach. Benefits of Spirituality in Addiction [...]

How to Help a Friend Enter Rehab

Whether you've known for some time that your friend is struggling with a substance use disorder or you only recently became aware of the problem, it's wonderful that you want to show your support for their desire to seek treatment. Worrying about saying—or doing—the wrong thing is understandable, but to ease your concerns the team [...]

By |2020-10-23T16:56:12-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|0 Comments