An Addict’s New Year

By |2018-10-23T18:03:07-04:00January 9th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

It’s time for change. Each year the statistics for addiction and its impact on individuals, families, businesses, and communities are released, piling on those from the previous year.  Sadly, the numbers keep getting worse: more people die, more accidents occur, more people go to jail, and too few seek help. Let’s make this year different. [...]

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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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Addiction and the Holidays

By |2018-10-24T10:31:52-04:00December 19th, 2012|Holiday|

Addicts and alcoholics often describe their addiction as cunning, baffling and powerful.  It has the ability to destroy their careers, financial savings, relationships, hopes and dreams.  During the holidays it is particularly brutal, ready to bring potentially disastrous consequences into the lives of millions. For the part of the brain that controls addiction, the holidays [...]

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