Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili: 1 1/2 – 2 lbs ground beef 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 an onion, chopped 2 14 oz cans crushed tomatoes 1 cup water 2 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground…

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Reconnecting with My Higher Power

By: Allen O., Transformations Alumnus Hi, I’m Allen O. and I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict. Before coming to Transformations my life was a complete mess. I gave up on myself and thought things would never get better. I lost everyone and everything I ever cared about. I was unemployable, sleeping on my mom’s…

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Still Here with the Heat

By: Nellie C., Transformations Alumna Hello, my name is Nellie and I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My family did an intervention on me and I was truly tired of being sick and tired. They found a place online called Transformations and I was willing to go. I can tell you that the…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: IT’S A SET UP

Who came up with New Year’s Resolutions? Whoever they were, they must have been a masochist. I have seldom seen a person stick to their resolutions; more often, I have witnessed the guilt and upset that comes from falling short of lofty goals. Don’t get me wrong! Goal setting is important- vital, even, in recovery….

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Michael’s TV Pick – The Undoing

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALUMNI! 2020 was one of the most chaotic years to date, so I decided to spend most of its final month getting some good ol’ R&R and crossing TV shows and movies off my “must watch” list. Not everything I choose to watch is worth writing about. However, there is a series…

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

I am so excited to share one of my favorite dessert dishe Oatmeal Cream Pies! This dish is vegan and gluten free and you wouldn’t even know it. As always, feel free to send me a picture if you try this out yourself!

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Working Towards a Better Future

By: Cameron C., Transformations alumnus My name is Cameron, I am 26 years old and I celebrated three years sober this month. I was a client at Transformations Treatment Center in 2016 and 2017. Today I live in my home state of West Virginia where I currently work as an Alumni Coordinator at a treatment…

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Holidays and the Gift of Recovery

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services I’ve come to believe, through decades of personal and professional experience, that the diseases of alcoholism/addiction and other mental illnesses do not take holidays.  They never take a day off and, for those either directly or indirectly affected by these challenging conditions, are active either in the…

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Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights” is a story of Miracles. Against all odds, a small group of poorly-armed Jewish soldiers (“Macabees”) successfully defended themselves and Temple against an army who towered over them in size. When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (candelabra), they found only a single jug of olive oil left…

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