Author: Randi J. Heisler

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Nutrition

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Nutrition

One aspect of substance use that is often missed by many is the effect it has on a person’s nutrition. Many times, this is overlooked as a cause in the rush to treat the subsequent body system disorders it has caused. Especially among the elderly, the resulting health...
One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Many aspects of rehabilitation and recovery are very complex: the way the body changes while substances are being abused and the struggle to return it to normal function; how social spheres affect sobriety; and how the person recovering feels about themselves and...
The Importance of Giving Back

The Importance of Giving Back

“It’s better to give than to receive,” they say, and it is true. However, giving while receiving has its benefits too! Volunteering and giving back while in recovery and receiving treatment for a substance use disorder is extremely beneficial for your continued...
Maintaining Your Sobriety Through the Summer

Maintaining Your Sobriety Through the Summer

Summertime in Iowa The summer months in Iowa can be a wonderful time of traveling, festivals, outdoor sports, barbecues, and unstructured fun. For someone in recovery, however, many of these activities bring triggers or memories of a less-than-sober lifestyle. Staying...

Our graduates tell their stories…

When first arriving at St. Gregory I had mixed feelings about the health and wellness workouts. I came in at 136 lbs and didn’t think it was possible to reach...
- Chris
The good life is not merely a life free from addictions, physical and/or psychological—addictions that usually are the outward manifestations of deeper problems—but a life lived in harmonious balance, free...
- Matt
I came to St. Gregory’s at my all-time worst—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Having gone through a bad rehab experience once before, I had been very reluctant in succumbing to that...
- CJ
No matter where I start my thought process when reflecting upon my time before, during and after St. Gregory’s, I always seem to end up in the same place in...
- Kaele

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