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Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

In traditional 12-step addiction recovery models, a sponsor is a person who has completed the steps and has achieved a level of sobriety where they no longer feel compelled to consume alcohol or drugs. They’re also usually stable in their work and relationships and...

The Biggest Industries that Breed Substance Abuse

The Biggest Industries that Breed Substance Abuse

Although it’s relatively common to see celebrities and big names in the entertainment industry check in to rehabilitation centers around the country, is Hollywood the only industry with a high rate of substance abuse disorders? It’s a good question, and the answer is...

Training Tips for Building Essential Life Skills

Training Tips for Building Essential Life Skills

At St. Gregory Recovery Center in Iowa, we believe that the values of honesty, competence, perseverance, passion, respect, and teamwork all culminate to create the life skills you need to thrive after graduating from our Recovery Program. When you work on building...

How to Motivate Someone to Go to Rehab

How to Motivate Someone to Go to Rehab

It can be frustrating to have a loved one who is clearly showing signs of drug or alcohol addiction yet refusing to get the help they need. You may have exhausted yourself from emotional battles with your loved one that you always seem to lose. If you’re feeling...

Combating Substance Addiction Stigmas

Combating Substance Addiction Stigmas

Despite the fact that substance use disorders are, very simply, a chronic medical condition, the stigma that surrounds addiction is powerful and can hinder treatment. Studies demonstrate that stigma can actually prevent people from understanding how to get better....

Everything You Need To Know About Xanax

Everything You Need To Know About Xanax

Have you or a loved one recently been considering entering treatment for Xanax use disorder? Perhaps you’ve recently seen a medical professional for your mental health, and they’ve prescribed you this popular drug. While it can provide very helpful short-term relief...

Spirituality and Substance Abuse

Spirituality and Substance Abuse

Some people consider themselves “spiritual” while others do not. But spirituality in its broadest sense--the search for connection to something greater than ourselves and/or the search for meaning in our lives--plays a role in all of our lives. In the addiction...

Sober St. Patty’s Day

Sober St. Patty’s Day

It’s March, and it’s action-packed: Women’s History Month, Disability Awareness Month—National Reading Month! It’s also the month of a famous holiday filled with pride (and drinking): St. Patrick’s Day. The nature of this Irish American holiday is clear to everyone...

Opioid Use Among Senior Citizens

Opioid Use Among Senior Citizens

In December of 2022, The New York Times republished an article about a large group of people that is ignored in the addiction recovery context: senior citizens. Nearly a million people 65 and up struggle with opioid and alcohol abuse—and it’s not something we talk...

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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