Everyone Loves the Holidays….Don’t They?

Substance Use Doesn’t Have to Ruin the Holidays or Their Life When You Know How to Get Help A crispness fills the air and everyone is hurrying with packages, scurrying to meet friends and family that we may see often or only once a year. Bright lights are dancing on a...

Is Suboxone the Answer to Heroin Addiction?

If we want to actually help people create an abstinent lifestyle or one of reduced use, the answer lies not in fear tactics, but in addressing why someone makes the decision to continue their use. This is the source of all use – one’s desires and motives for a brief moment of satisfaction, relief and happiness. By sidestepping the actual reasons people create to continue their use while convincing that individual that they can’t stop or reduce without suboxone’s magic, we are continuing the false belief in the “power of heroin.” It’s time to let go of drug mythology and address people where they are and why they make the choices to use or not to use. Because in the end, no one, not even the hardened and tired “addict” does anything they don’t want to do.

My Son Is A Drug Addict. Now What?

At Saint Jude Retreats, we realize that substance use often affects family members in long-lasting and difficult ways, but not all of them are inevitable. Just as your son can choose to cope with setbacks without using substances, you can choose to deal with his...

My Husband is a Drug Addict. Now What?

If you recently realized that your husband uses drugs, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. Before you rush to help him or decide to leave him, we recommend taking the following steps to better understand the problem and identify possible solutions. Deal...

DUI Charge with Kids in the Car

A standard DUI charge is usually classified as a misdemeanor in most states. Certain circumstances, however, can raise the level of the charge to a felony. A conviction for a felony DUI carries stiffer penalties and greater lasting consequences than misdemeanor...

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...

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...