Author: SJRC

MAT blocks the effects of opioids and curbs opioid cravings so the individual can focus on recovery. MAT can increase a person's retention in treatment, increase a person's ability to find employment, and improve birth outcomes for pregnant women with substance use disorder.There are several...

All relationships require healthy boundaries to remain safe, supportive, and successful. Boundaries are based on personal values. They provide guidelines that communicate to others what behaviors you feel are acceptable and unacceptable. Addiction is highly destructive to relationships with friends, family, and significant others. To learn how to set...

Teenage drug use is on the rise. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) has developed teen-friendly prevention materials that can help start the conversation about drug use before it starts. Factual information about various substances is presented in teen-friendly language, including how the substance affects your...

One of the main barriers to autonomy is stable employment. As a leader in addiction treatment, St. Jude's Recovery Center Residential Treatment Programs provide essential and innovative support services to help clients maintain their recovery. For 57 years, St. Jude’s Recovery Center has helped homeless and uninsured individuals with...

During the month of June, St. Jude’s Recovery Center started a Great Give to ask our network to help us raise the final funds for our Restoring Lives, Serving Atlanta Capital Campaign. The St. Jude’s Great Give was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who donated to...

Two nurses from St. Jude’s Recovery Center were highlighted in the recent Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities HIV Early Intervention Services Quarterly Report for their dedicated work to help HIV+ clients receive the care they need. About 80% of...

The opioid epidemic is on the rise and you are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, while the probability of dying...

In the state of Georgia you can call 911 if you or someone you are with is at risk of overdose and you won’t be arrested. The Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty law provides limited immunity from arrest, charge and prosecution for possession of certain drugs...

This Saturday is the DEA’s National Take Back Day. During Take Back Day you can take your unused and leftover controlled prescription drugs to a designated collection site for safe disposal. Do your part to prevent opioid addiction and opioid overdose deaths by participating in this national event. According...