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Workplace Drug Testing Goes Futuristic

Workplace drug testing is on the rise in the United States, thanks in part to new technologies that make testing easier and more affordable than ever. The most common drug tests analyze urine, hair and blood, but collecting these samples can be invasive, and analyzing them can be expensive. CONTINUE READING

  • Robin Williams: The Power of Choice?

    Do we have control over our thoughts through the power of choice? 

    Do we have control over our thoughts? Think about it for a second; do you believe that you control your thoughts? Sure, there are times when random thoughts pop into your head, and sometimes they may be downright twisted and strange, but if you become mindful, aren’t you able to direct your thoughts elsewhere? As a matter of fact, test it now; direct your thoughts in a direction of your choosing. When other thoughts creep in, as they sometimes do, simply think of something else. Did you do it? For some it may be easy while others may struggle a bit, but with practice, you can do it. It’s called mindfulness, and it is the only known “cure” for the world’s most common behavioral and emotional problems.


  • Being Safe At College With Prof. Pecoraro and Prof. de Roulet

    On being safe at college, college binge drinking, drugs and how to help students make better decisions

    This episode of Saint Jude Retreats Radio show features a conversation about being safe at college, substance use in college years and supporting and developing independence in students. The topic was suggested by Profs. Pecoraro and de Roulet’s book, The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective Rewarding and Rigorous Teaching. CONTINUE READING

  • Radio Show: The Troubled Teen Industry and Addiction with Maia Szalavitz

    This episode of Saint Jude Retreat’s Radio show features  a conversation about the troubled teen industry and addiction. The topic was provoked by investigative journalist and author Maia Szalavitz and one of her books, “Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids”.


  • Radio Show: The Power of Labels Over Addiction with Shira Goldberg

    In this episode of the radio show, the host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, follows the tradition to open with a brief description of what Saint Jude Retreats is and the philosophy behind it. A layout of the topic on the power of labels over addiction follows. Trending topics in the local and national news are discussed in detail. CONTINUE READING

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