Grateful Addict

Sober Living: 7 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

By |2019-10-22T10:45:51-05:00October 21st, 2019|Grateful Addict, Holiday|

Gratitude If this is your first Thanksgiving in recovery, there's much to be grateful for. The skills you learned in St. Joseph Institute’s Pennsylvania drug and alcohol treatment center have built the foundation for a better life. Take some time to reflect on how far you've already come, then get ready to build an even [...]

Graduate Spotlight: Kris Credits SJI with Getting Him on the Path to Recovery

By |2019-09-11T16:40:21-05:00August 27th, 2019|Grateful Addict, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

My name is Kris and I am an alcoholic. I started drinking on a daily basis 22 years ago. At the time, I used alcohol as a crutch to get over a difficult event in my life. What that event was is not important. What IS important is that I continued to drink even after [...]

An Interview with Emily Benjamin, Alumni Coordinator & PRN Counselor

By |2018-10-23T13:42:57-05:00September 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 [...]

Kurt Angle, Greatest Wrestler of All Time and St. Joseph Institute for Addiction Alumnus

By |2019-09-11T16:56:19-05:00September 27th, 2016|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Grateful Addict, Miscellaneous, Recommended Reading|

St. Joseph Institute would like to share a recent interview by Kurt Angle, alumnus of our inpatient program. During this candid conversation with ESPN Radio, Kurt reveals the extent of his addiction, as well as the pains and triumphs of finally achieving sobriety, noting St. Joseph Institute as the rehab facility that saved his life and [...]

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“People in Recovery Are the Best!”

By |2018-10-23T18:45:38-05:00April 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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