New Year, New Me

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations Alumni Coordinator Ah yes, “New Year, New Me.” Goes right up there with, “Live, Laugh, Love…” and the million other Bed Bath and Beyond sayings we hear around this time of the year, ad nauseam. Now, don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with these statements, hell, my Mother LOVES…

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I Call It Alcoholic Calculus

By: Melissa F., Transformations Alumna The first time it happened, I was out in the middle of nowhere. I remember looking up at the sky, with this warm, fuzzy, feeling like I was laying back in a pool on a summer day. Only this was brought to us courtesy of the fine folks at Anheuser…

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The Bermuda Triangle and Recovery

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations Alumni Coordinator The Bermuda Triangle and recovery. Two things you don’t typically see being discussed together. Kind of like lamb and tuna fish (where my Big Daddy fans at?!). However, in the rooms of AA it is an annual discussion. And for good reason. This time of year can be detrimental…

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Life is Good Even in the Hard Times

By: Rosie C., Transformations Alumna Life over three years ago looked like this: my son felt sorry for me, my daughter hadn’t spoken to me for over two years, my mother’s suffering was weakening her, my dad said to everyone I was a lost cause and my siblings couldn’t care less if I was homeless….

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10 Good Reasons to Start Treatment Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

10 Good Reasons to Start Treatment Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Mental health and substance abuse issues seldom resolve themselves. The road to recovery often feels overwhelming. Those who struggle with these problems often put treatment off for another day, thinking it may be easier later. If this sounds familiar, please know that you’re not alone….

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Fog of Life

In not only being a Veteran, but also as a United States Marine. And for anyone that has ever met a Marine, we carry that title with a FIERCE sense of pride. The bravado is what some may call, “obnoxious”. But, I digress…

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Forgiveness

Before Transformations, I was sick – mentally, emotionally, and physically. Residue of this lingered for a long time but I took it day by day, and eventually the recovery phase came. Although, I will say that it was not easy…

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice and Veggies

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice and Veggies

It’s November already! That means the holidays are upon us and I don’t know about you, but things are starting to get busy around my house. This cooler weather leaves me craving comfort food, and getting really excited for Thanksgiving dinner…

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In Sickness and in Health

By: Michael Murphy, Alumni Coordinator Before I begin, if you are expecting a blog on marriage, this ain’t it. Sorry, but this is what I immediately thought of when I decided to write this. Well, now that I think of it, I did have an almost two-decades-long tumultuous, violent, and unhealthy marriage. Her name was…

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