The story of St. Joseph’s is profoundly human, and while the individual experiences of those who come to us for healing are unique and often deeply personal, there are common themes in people who suffer from substance use disorder, both of the despair of the downward spiral of addiction, but also as was powerfully shared this past Saturday evening at the 47th annual Fellowship Reunion Dinner, of the life affirming victories of recovery.
SARANAC LAKE | The weather was nearly an Adirondack monsoon the morning of the open house at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center’s 24-7 Open Access Center in Saranac Lake recently.
The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State, Inc. (ASAP) hosted their 2019 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers Conference this past Sunday – Wednesday in Niagara Falls.
Senator Charles Schumer arrived at St. Joseph’s on Wednesday, September 4 to learn more about the opioid epidemic, and how the Federal government can help with providing additional funding for treatment.
The 2019 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic traced the historic “Highway of the Adirondacks” this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with 275 boats beginning the event in Old Forge and concluding the race at the boat launch on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake where hundreds of spectators welcomed home some 500 finishers, including three boats from St. Joseph’s.
For his Leadership Academy project, Barrington Atkins (Joseph’s House House Manager), chose to advance the Project COLOR (Creative Opportunities to Lower Risk) program for young people in danger of developing addiction.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), It is estimated that as many as 2.5 million people in the US are suffering from opioid addiction related to prescriptions, and an additional 467,000 are addicted to heroin.
St. Joseph’s Keeseville Outpatient Counselor, Harry Roscoe, first met St. Joseph’s Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, James Bornemann while both were volunteering with residents of St. Joseph’s Col. C. David Merkel Veterans Residence.