Miscellaneous

Afraid to Love: The Enabling Dilemma

By |2018-10-23T18:26:21-04:00October 27th, 2014|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Miscellaneous|

A mother called very upset that her son had not been approved for admission to St. Joseph Institute. I explained that he wasn’t ready for treatment. He wasn’t ready to stop using his drugs. He had no motivation to get clean beyond the desire to “get his parents off his back.” “What can I do [...]

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St. Joseph Institute for Addiction 2014/15 Commercial

By |2019-09-14T16:12:24-04:00October 10th, 2014|Miscellaneous|

Most addiction treatment centers in America have used the same program for decades – without great results.  St. Joseph Institute has developed a new approach that is far more personal and strives to help the whole person heal.  Founder Jenny Sheetz explains why “not all rehabs are equal.”  

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Addiction is a Thief

By |2018-10-23T18:30:54-04:00October 9th, 2014|Miscellaneous|

Tears began to roll down the mother’s face as she talked about Emma.  “She was always kind and considerate, such a beautiful girl …and then it all changed when she started using drugs.  Now she lies, is so angry, and has stolen from my husband and me.  Some days I don’t even know who she [...]

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Rehab at Gunpoint

By |2018-10-23T18:36:24-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Clinician Resource, Miscellaneous|

For a parent, a spouse, or a friend, it is incredibly hard to watch someone you care about sink into addiction without taking action.  The destructive behavior must stop.  They must get help now.  Any leverage seems fair, and appropriate, if it gets the addicted person into treatment. Unfortunately, while you may be able to [...]

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St. Joseph Institute Spring Alumni Reunion

By |2019-09-14T16:00:58-04:00April 21st, 2014|Miscellaneous|

Reunion weekend is almost here!! We hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming reunion! We have so many fun things planned and can't wait to see you all. A copy of the schedule is listed below.If you are not able to make it, please remember we will have another reunion in [...]

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One is the Loneliest Number

By |2018-10-23T18:52:39-04:00March 12th, 2014|Miscellaneous|

Recovery is a constant battle for some people because they resist the most important change that is required.  Determined to live life on their own terms, they face their addiction with the same philosophy. Echoing the words of Frank Sinatra’s famous tune, they want to “do it my way.” Ask people who have relapsed what [...]

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How Not to Fall: Mountain Climbing and Relapse Planning

By |2019-09-14T16:13:01-04:00January 17th, 2014|Family Resource, Miscellaneous|

I don’t have the courage to scale mountains, but I am fascinated by the preparations of the climbers.  They make a plan for their ascent and carefully assemble the equipment that will be needed.  Each piece of gear is carefully selected, and tested to ensure it is strong in the event that it is needed [...]

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Are We a Luxury Rehab?

By |2018-10-23T19:15:16-04:00January 2nd, 2014|Miscellaneous|

From time to time a caller will ask “are you a luxury rehab?”  The question is more complex than it sounds.  For some callers their concern is about the amenities of the Institute: “Do you have a gym.  Are the buildings as beautiful as they appear in the pictures?  Do the bedrooms have private bathrooms?”  [...]

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Safe For the Holidays

By |2018-10-23T19:20:24-04:00December 13th, 2013|Miscellaneous|

Amid the festivities of the Holiday Season there are some important concerns that must not be ignored. When friends and family gather to celebrate and spend time together, alcohol and other mood altering substances are often found in abundance.  Too often the combination leads to tragic conclusions. The numbers are both sobering and frightening.  It’s [...]

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