Adulting in Recovery

By: Tamara E. – Transformations alumna  So upon leaving the safety and warmth of Transformations, I was thrust back into the reality of being an adult. It went a little something like this, starting with an email I got... from Life. From: Life To: Tamara Evans Cc: Death, IRS Subject: Car, bills, teeth. Congrats on getting clean and trying to no longer be a scumbag! Hey, close call there with that overdose, almost thought I lost you until you got hit with that Narcan! Thank GOD (more on that later, we will talk). I cc’d Death on this email to [...]

May 24th, 2017|Addiction Recovery|

Transformations Treatment Center Teams up with the Mandala Healing Center

We are pleased to announce that after many years of providing exceptional care in Delray Beach, two of Florida’s best substance abuse treatment centers have joined forces. Transformations Treatment Center and the Mandala Healing Center have cemented their relationship through a strategic partnership, while continuing to maintain autonomous treatment facilities. The partnership, many months in the making, has resulted in an alliance that perfectly complements each other’s strengths and modalities. We will begin combining our resources which will enable efficiencies across both brands, as well as creating new strategic opportunities. As we both offer quality treatment programs, our broad licensure [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Addiction Treatment|

What Sets Transformations Treatment Center Apart

By: Megan Garvey, LCSW, MCAP, Clinical Director for Transformations Treatment Center  I’ve been asked many times, “What makes Transformations Treatment Center unique?” And right off the bat, I can think of several ways that we stand apart from other treatment centers: Small client to therapist ratio Option for gender specific groups as well as Veterans/First Responders program A large over 30s community A music track that emphasizes creativity A highly trained clinical team who work together to provide clients with individualized treatment I empower my clinical team to create their own curriculum illustrating their passions which helps to trickle down [...]

May 17th, 2017|Addiction Treatment Centers|

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of Bill

When it comes to helping alcoholics overcome their addiction and live sober lives, the granddaddy of all organizations is “AA”. They have been helping people struggling with alcohol abuse since the book “Alcoholics Anonymous” first came out in 1939. The book tells, among many others, the story of Bill Wilson, a young soldier who learned to drink in the military and kept going with it until drink got the better of him. He had to fight back, and he did. Bill was one of the co-founders of AA, and his work went on to help millions of others fight back [...]

April 26th, 2017|Alcohol Addiction|

Tracking the Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers

About 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can’t turn on the news without hearing about the next wave of overdose deaths from opioids such as heroin, the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, prescription painkillers such as oxycontin, and now the elephant tranquilizer, carfentanil. Deaths from drug use are now the leading cause of accidental death in America, surpassing deaths by car accidents and guns. Overdose deaths have quadrupled since 2009. With the surging death toll, the annual costs of the opioid epidemic has also taken it’s toll on [...]

March 24th, 2017|Addiction Treatment|

A Hidden Epidemic Among Firefighters and First Responders

The rate of suicide among firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers, military, trauma workers and other first responders is steady on the rise. First responders experience the worst stress and trauma daily, which often affects their mental health over time. Although our first responders are highly trained to handle chaos on the scene, the constant exposure to horrific images from bodily injuries, violence, personal threats, accidents, fires, destruction and death can takes it’s toll. Often, first responders have a hard time admitting they need help given their duty to help others. The sense of responsibility can be overwhelming when first responders [...]

March 10th, 2017|Addiction Treatment|
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