How Can We End the Stigma of Addiction? When people struggle with an addiction, one of the main barriers to healing and treatment is the stigma surrounding their condition. Unfortunately, there are common beliefs about addiction that evoke deep shame and encourage...
Unless you pay close attention to digital news, you may not have noticed the announcement that Google has put a stop to all addiction treatment center sponsored ads. This decision came after reports of illegitimate rehabs coming under scrutiny for their mistreatment...
EPISODE 1 – Part 2 Originally Aired 11/9/2013 Mike Vazquez: You’re listening to Renewing Hope on Ave Maria Radio. To call in with a question or comment dial 888-778-5833. That’s 888-778-5833. Vazquez: Welcome back to Renewing Hope. I’m Mike Vazquez your guide on this...
For many people, addiction is seen as a social condition. Those who end up addicted to drugs are often seen as morally weak. They are expected to simply stop their behavior and make better choices for themselves. And in fact sometimes that happens. However, this is...
When you are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, you are bound to experience cravings. Perhaps you will experience these cravings late at night, when you might have been accustomed to partaking of alcohol or drugs. Not only did you create a ritual that you were...
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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