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Addiction Versus Dependence, and How Addiction Develops

Addiction Versus Dependence, and How Addiction Develops

There’s an ongoing misconception that addiction and dependence are one and the same. But while they’re undoubtedly connected, an addiction involves a psychological drive to continue using a substance despite the harmful consequences, while dependence is a purely...

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Stimulating Creativity in Recovery

Stimulating Creativity in Recovery

Creativity & Substance Use: Myths There’s this myth that consuming substances like marijuana, psychedelics, or club drugs gets our creative juices flowing. Maybe we can attribute it to all the famous writers--Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Carson...

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Self Harm and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

Self Harm and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

Some fifteen years ago, when I was in middle school, I remember how alarmingly popular it was to “cut.” Cutting was the practice, usually carried out by girls, of making small, superficial but certainly painful cuts on the wrists, arms, or legs: all self-inflicted and...

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How to Find the Right Recovery Center for You

How to Find the Right Recovery Center for You

Getting Help So you’ve taken a positive step: you’ve decided to get help for your substance abuse disorder, and you’re looking for the right facility to accompany you to sobriety and independence. A simple Google search reveals the large number of drug and alcohol...

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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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