I am an Army veteran currently working as an intern at Joseph House. I am an artist/painter by trade. My drug of choice is alcohol. Adjusting to civilian life after service was difficult. I relied on drinking to help cope but, in doing so, found myself going from job to job and in and out […]
I served in the US Army Reserve from 2005 – 2013 where I was trained as a logistics specialist. I was first introduced to Joseph House in 2012 as a client struggling with a substance use disorder and homelessness. Throughout my addiction, I received services from Joseph House. I always knew I could rely on […]
Joseph House has introduced a new program designed to help veterans move from a life of addiction to a life of recovery. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) called Living in Balance by Hazelden launched in February 2022. It’s a 12-week drug and alcohol abuse program that helps participants identify situations that serve as triggers and […]
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office recently donated $10,000 to Joseph House to help provide treatment and care to our veterans who are struggling with addiction. The gift was announced in conjunction with the unveiling of a commemorative badge in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Hamilton County deputies will begin wearing the […]
Recovery does not end with rehab. Giving our veterans the tools they need for the long haul is a vital part of helping them to achieve success. Just ask Harry K. His addiction was trigged by physical and mental abuse that he suffered at the hands of a family member during his childhood. “That person […]
Joseph House recently received three grants to help launch an outpatient pilot program to engage veterans struggling with addiction to get their lives back on track. The gifts included $72,000 from Disabled American Veterans, $50,000 from Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and $25,000 from Spalding. Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, […]
I came to Joseph House in May of 2019 from the Cincinnati VA Medical Center after a severe alcohol relapse. I was broken – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Joseph House has been helpful in supporting me while I restore my life. They are compassionate and understanding and provide a safe environment. During my recovery journey, […]
Brian Owens joined the Joseph House team last month as the outreach and outpatient coordinator and clinical counselor. He brings to our organization more than 35 years of leadership experience in the behavioral healthcare industry, including counseling, nursing, advocacy, administrative and management. “Mental health affected me in a very personal way,” recalls Owens. “My older […]
We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about PTSD to use as a guide to better understand what a veteran may be experiencing in civilian life.
Here at Joseph House, Veterans Day allows our clients to reflect on their years of service, share stories and honor their brothers and sisters in arms. This veterans day, we also need to understand how the opioid epidemic is affecting our country and our veterans, and what we can do to help.