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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...

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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...

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Getting Back to Work After Substance Abuse Treatment

Getting Back to Work After Substance Abuse Treatment

Battling substance abuse and working toward recovery is difficult. Whether you are planning your transition or have already left the safety of Iowa’s St. Gregory Recovery Center, it is important to remember the perseverance it has taken to get this far in the recovery...

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“Hitting Rock Bottom” Isn’t What You Think

“Hitting Rock Bottom” Isn’t What You Think

Common But Counterproductive It's common to assume that sometimes a person struggling with substance use disorder has to hit a stumbling block so monumental they have no choice but to realize it’s the substance use that’s the problem, and thus want to get help. They...

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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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