Choosing a rehab

Is there room at the Inn?

By |2018-10-23T19:22:37+00:00September 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+00:00August 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 |2018-10-23T19:28:31+00:00July 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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Not All Drug & Alcohol Rehabs Are Equal

By |2018-10-23T19:31:47+00:00June 11th, 2013|For Families of Addicts|

I don’t like to voice criticism of other rehab programs.  Every business has some players that are focused more on making money than providing quality service.  But when there are lives being hurt, it’s time to speak out. This morning I was contacted by a mother who was frantic following a phone call from her [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #4 is to Seek Effective Treatment

By |2018-10-24T10:23:28+00:00January 24th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Like any chronic disease, addiction needs to be treated; however, the answers do not lie in quick fixes. Overcoming addiction requires learning the tools, strategies and behaviors that enable someone to manage life without resorting to drugs or alcohol as the easy answer. Help is important, because the addicted person must learn to think, act, and [...]

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How do I tell my employer I’m an addict?

By |2018-10-24T10:33:09+00:00December 6th, 2012|Miscellaneous|

For some people the main obstacle keeping them from entering addiction rehab is their job.  How do they tell their boss? What do they say to co-workers?  Will they be fired? Fortunately the answers are often easier than they think.  At St. Joseph Institute, we take care of most communication with the employer. For those [...]

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How do you choose a rehab for drug and alcohol addiction?

By |2018-10-24T10:42:18+00:00November 15th, 2012|Clinician Resource, Family Resource|

If you had a disease that could kill you without an operation, my guess is that you would diligently seek a well-qualified surgeon with an excellent track record in hopes of saving your life.  Why then do people often select a treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction without equal dedication?  While addiction is a [...]

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