What’s New at St. Joseph’s

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  • St. Joseph’s Expands CASAC Training Program

    St. Joseph’s is well known throughout our region for providing excellent addiction treatment, and as a resource for addiction-related information.

    In recent years, St. Joseph’s has also developed the capacity for providing education and training on subjects related to addiction for residents throughout several of our rural counties.

    A significant development in this area is, under the direction of Director of Engagement and Development, Tom Higman, our offering Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) classes to individuals interested in providing direct clinical care services and substance use disorder counseling.


    Rates of post traumatic stress disorder and exposure to violence among incarcerated males and females in the U.S. are exponentially higher than rates among the general population; yet, abrupt detoxification from substances, the pervasive authoritative presence, and sensory and environmental trauma triggers can pose a threat to individual and institutional stability during incarceration and post-incarceration treatment.

Poet’s Place
Each Sunday, Inpatient residents come together in our Spirituality Center to share original poetry, readings, and songs (often composed while at St. Joseph’s) and which are focused on a topic meaningful to recovery.
As Peer Support Specialist, Craig Poindexter, shares, “Our theme today is Change. It was facilitated by Megan Glennon-Munn. Once again, Miranda B. did another awesome and original poem entitled “Change”.
Where we are at, it’s not always where will need to be.
We can change the tears, the fears, we can be happy.
We can hide the pain, dance in the rain; our hearts can beat as one.
Let the knots of our lives come undone.
Together we can change, manage the brakes, the cracks, the pain.
Would you want to walk this endless road by my side?
Take the good and the bad, the ups and the downs like a …

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