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5 Myths About Suboxone

By |2021-07-01T11:29:09-04:00May 20th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Opioid addictions can have devastating consequences—ranging from job loss, divorce, or arrest to a fatal overdose. Medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone helps people with opioid use disorders build the foundation for a lasting recovery, but it's often misunderstood. Suboxone Myths To help you make an informed decision about the best way to proceed with your addiction [...]

Overcoming Feelings of Guilt and Shame in Recovery

By |2021-07-01T11:31:48-04:00May 6th, 2021|Personal Growth, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Feelings of guilt and shame are common in the early stages of recovery, but moving forward requires you to find a way to process your emotions so you're no longer living in the past. Constantly thinking about past mistakes—regardless of their size or severity—can prevent you from making progress in your recovery journey. Sober Strategies [...]

Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

By |2020-11-13T11:37:59-05:00November 11th, 2020|Practicing Recovery, The Path of 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 [...]

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

By |2019-09-11T16:40:21-04:00August 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 [...]

Searching for Shortcuts: When Addiction Treatment Fails

By |2019-09-11T16:57:02-04:00May 27th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Relapse, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

It is part of our culture, our daily practices, perhaps even our DNA: the desire to do things faster, easier, and with minimal sacrifice. Let’s face it. We want shortcuts. While finding a quicker route to the grocery store can help us save time and even gas money, when we try to take shortcuts to self-improvement, we often [...]

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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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The Grateful Addict

By |2018-10-23T18:49:23-04:00April 10th, 2014|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

The people in the room have seen addiction destroy their careers, relationships and many of their dreams.  They often feel anger, frustration and a sense of hopelessness.  No one disagrees that “addiction sucks.”  So when I ask the question “do you think that you could be a grateful addict,” there are always members of the [...]

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Is there room at the Inn?

By |2018-10-23T19:22:37-04:00September 25th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

People often ask us “what does faith-based mean?”  “Does it mean that you will be preaching at me?”  “Will I be welcome if I don’t participate in organized religion?” “Can you help me re-connect with my faith?” These are important questions.  In a world where all-to-often we see people seeking to impose their beliefs on [...]

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Addiction is Only the Beginning

By |2018-10-23T19:26:33-04:00August 26th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

For decades addiction treatment has followed a common path; using 12 Step groups and regular meetings for addicts and alcoholics. However, the rapidly expanding knowledge of addiction and the workings of the human mind is leading to new approaches that are proving valuable in treating this chronic disease. While most treatment centers treat only the [...]

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The Case Against Methadone, Suboxone and Other Medication-Assisted Treatments for Addiction

By |2019-09-11T16:58:02-04:00July 3rd, 2013|Heroin, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

I spend a lot of time talking to families determined to find help for a loved one who is addicted to drugs.  Inevitably the conversation includes the questions: “Aren’t there some medications that will make them stop?” “I’ve heard about Suboxone, is that the answer?” “Will Vivitrol cure my son’s addiction?” How wonderful it would [...]

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