Miscellaneous

A Look at Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

By |2018-10-23T13:34:40+00:00October 31st, 2017|Miscellaneous|

Nationwide, the opioid epidemic killed more Americans in 2016 than the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined. On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. The Roots of a National Crisis The term opioid is used to refer to substances that act on the opioid receptors [...]

Understanding Addiction: Cunning, Baffling, Powerful

By |2018-10-23T16:41:08+00:00March 1st, 2017|Miscellaneous|

One of the ways that addiction is described by Alcoholics Anonymous is with the phrase “cunning, baffling and powerful.” To those living with it, this expression certainly rings true. Someone who is clean and sober may seem to be doing well on their journey, but then they have a slip or even a full-blown relapse. [...]

Nutrition As Part of Recovery

By |2018-10-24T11:20:56+00:00October 20th, 2016|Miscellaneous|

Many factors contribute to lasting recovery from addiction. St Joseph is dedicated to helping our residents improve their overall health and wellness,and that includes physical well-being. You may be surprised to learn that other aspects of a healthy lifestyle—such as good nutrition and exercise—can be powerful tools in the fight to overcome addiction. Both scientific [...]

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

By |2018-10-24T11:24:38+00:00September 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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Allowing Change by Allowing Room for Not Knowing

By |2018-10-23T17:16:54+00:00April 6th, 2016|Miscellaneous|

How do you react to change? Do you seek it, always hoping for something new and exciting? Do you dread it, structuring your life to avoid or delay it? Do you deny it altogether? We all know that change is a condition of life. Without change, nothing would renew. But change can feel like death; [...]

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St. Joseph Institute merges with Summit Behavioral Healthcare

By |2018-10-23T17:21:23+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Miscellaneous|

A trip down the aisle – finally St. Joseph Institute merges with Summit Behavioral Healthcare Addiction treatment in Pennsylvania and across the country has been characterized by an aggressive Pac-Man game for almost a decade. Independent facilities have disappeared into ever larger groups and public companies, often sacrificing their ideals to the force of big [...]

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The Long Road

By |2018-10-23T17:34:30+00:00December 7th, 2015|Aftercare, Miscellaneous, Relapse|

The Long Road Recovery requires hard work and tough choices. To truly recover from addiction is a process, one that requires deeper and more lasting changes than simply acknowledging the errors of a life controlled by alcohol or drugs.  The process of real recovery involves more than an apology for hurtful behaviors and faulty judgment, [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Resources for Counselors and Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-23T17:42:01+00:00October 7th, 2015|Miscellaneous|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2015 New Resources for Counselors and Addiction Treatment State College, PA – St. Joseph Institute, a faith-based addiction treatment center located in central Pennsylvania, has released a dozen publications to assist counselors and support addiction treatment.  The majority of these resources are available at no cost. “The Institute’s mission includes [...]

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‘It took all my morals’: Heroin addict looks back on hellish existence

By |2018-10-23T17:44:34+00:00September 17th, 2015|Miscellaneous|

St. Joseph Institute Alumnus Drew Reed is featured in The Harrisburg Patriot article highlighting the ongoing painkiller-heroin addiction crisis in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond, the challenges facing addicts for decent and affordable treatment options and the individual triumph of one tenacious young man.

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