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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Andy’s Bibimbap

BULGOGI ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce ⅓ cup finely grated Asian pear with juices 2 scallions, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon raw or brown sugar 2 teaspoons…

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Blueberry Pie Recipe

Blueberry Pie 3 pints (3 large containers) of blueberries  2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup corn starch  1 tablespoon lemon juice (I tend to double this for a little tart edge)…

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Identity Crisis 101

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services For as long as I can remember, one of the main things I have always struggled with is my identity. Who am I?…

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The Three A’s of Change: Awareness, Acceptance, Action!

Imagine yourself in a dark, foul-smelling room.  Every time you take a step, you trip over shadowy objects littering the floor.  Tired and frustrated from the stumbles and falls, you clear out a corner and try to make the best of the situation by i

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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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Doing Everything It Takes

By: Rian H., Transformations Alumnus When I came to TTC in February of 2020 I was lost. I didn’t know what I was doing with my life. After 19 years…

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Habit vs. Addiction

By: Lisa Chirichella, TTC Alumni Coordinator When an individual takes up a new hobby or activity that becomes a habit, it can be difficult to know when the line has…

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The Terrible Twos

By: Mike Murphy, TTC Manager of Alumni Services Anyone who has ever been involved with A.A. can tell you, there is a list of things you will hear over and…

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Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese that will ruin all other Mac and Cheese for you… Tips for the Best Homemade Mac and Cheese Use block cheese and shred, do not buy the…

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