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Iowa’s Biggest Addictions

Iowa’s Biggest Addictions

Substance Abuse in the United States In 2017, a report showed that close to 20 million Americans battled with addiction that year. In the same year, other sources gathered that the United States spent upwards of $740 billion to manage and treat substance use disorders...
Food and Mood: How Diet Affects Recovery

Food and Mood: How Diet Affects Recovery

During addiction recovery, many experience depression, lethargy, and mental fogginess. Some may even experience insomnia, digestive abnormalities, and a slew of other symptoms while transitioning to a sober lifestyle. Fortunately, advancements in medical research...
What Is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?

What Is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?

Chronic misuse of alcohol may have far greater health effects than many people realize. When alcohol is heavily and regularly consumed over time, the body becomes impaired in many ways. These disruptions to natural bodily processes can cause a waterfall effect of...
How Music May Support Your Recovery

How Music May Support Your Recovery

Music: A Universal Language Music is a universal language that any and all can enjoy. The diverse selection of genres offers unique experiences for listeners, including some health benefits you may have not known about. Music has the power to improve our emotional...
Dating While in Recovery

Dating While in Recovery

Addiction recovery professionals and those who have lived the experience first-hand can both attest to the potential complications of dating in recovery. A feeling of loneliness and seclusion, especially at the beginning of recovery, can compel people to fill that...

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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