The Insanity of a Family Disease

During my twenty-five year career in substance abuse treatment, I’ve frequently heard family members (and clients) insist that "Alcohol isn't his/her/my problem - drugs are!" and "Alcoholism isn't his/her/my problem - addiction is!" as if the same principles of recovery from chemical dependency don't apply to any dysfunctional situation where alcohol either isn't present or isn't present enough to be identified as the primary drug-of-choice.

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Safe Spaces: Crafting an Inclusive Environment for Trauma Survivors

Trauma survivors may continue to feel on edge or anxious for some time after experiencing the trauma. Any detail that reminds them of their trauma can cause them to go…

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What Is the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care in the Workplace?

“What is the importance of trauma-informed care in the workplace?” is a question you may be asking when it comes to helping those in your workplace who are dealing with…

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PTSD Resources for Patients and Families

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that some people experience after witnessing a distressing event. They may experience symptomatic relief with time, but others may require treatment…

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MENtal Health Matters

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services May is Mental Health Awareness Month and June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. And what could be more suiting than a blog about…

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Lost My Glimmer

By: Sarah, Transformations Alumnus My name is Sarah and I am an alcoholic. These were words nobody ever dreams about saying. But for some of us it’s a reality. And…

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7 Healthy Ways to Cope with PTSD Symptoms

PTSD is a condition that can improve with PTSD treatment. However, coping strategies can help navigate rocky moments when symptoms arise unexpectedly. Below are seven coping strategies to carry you…

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What Causes PTSD Triggers and Flashbacks?

After witnessing a traumatic experience, some people have difficulty going back to life as usual. They might feel anxious and have trouble confiding in someone about how they feel. This…

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10 Misconceptions about PTSD: The Truth About Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that causes troubling symptoms like nightmares, anxiety, and agitation. Since everyone processes trauma differently, the symptoms of PTSD impact each person…

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17 Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

Approximately seven to eight percent of the population will struggle with PTSD at some point in their lives1, so this is not a rare condition. However, not everyone…

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