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Upcoming Radio Show with Dr. Carl Hart

Well known researcher, educator, and activist in drug abuse and addiction studies, Dr. Carl Hart, will be a guest of our upcoming  radio show hosted by Michelle Dunbar, Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats. The show will be available on March 2, 2015 for download and streaming on our podcast and Facebook pages.

Dr. Hart will be discussing aspects of his book, High Price, and its much anticipated sequel, Addiction, during the show as they relate to his research, his life experiences, and current events in the world of substance use. CONTINUE READING

  • An Open Letter to the Frightened Mom with an Addicted Son

    Dear Worried Mom,

    Let me start this letter by saying I know how scared you are. I know how confused you are. I’m a parent of 3, and at one time I was a very troubled teen who was emotionally lost, very depressed, drank and drugged heavily, and struggled to understand the world I lived in. Since those early years I found my way, and grew less frightened and learned how to live productively and create happiness and peace within myself. I grew up, and I am here to let you know that your son can do the same.

    He really can. CONTINUE READING

  • 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.

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  • 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

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