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Noticing Opioid Abuse in Senior Citizens

Noticing Opioid Abuse in Senior Citizens

An Overview When we think of substance abuse and overdoses, elderly persons are not the first age group that come to mind. However, they are at a significantly higher risk because of specific issues suffered due to their advanced age. Aside from these risk factors,...

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Recovery in Rural Iowa: Financial Issues and Substance Abuse

Recovery in Rural Iowa: Financial Issues and Substance Abuse

Money problems and substance abuse can go hand-in-hand and become a vicious cycle. When you have financial issues, you can become depressed and look to self-medicate. If you have a substance use problem, it can cause financial issues as you spend more on substances...

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Recovery in Rural Iowa: Opioids and Alcohol

Recovery in Rural Iowa: Opioids and Alcohol

People expect substance use disorders in cities, but assume the “quiet country life” of rural areas is exempt from such problems. It isn’t. Addiction doesn't discriminate by age, race, gender, or location. The substances abused vary in popularity between urban and...

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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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