A Mother’s Story: Part 2

The timing was right…

My daughter had gotten to the point where she acknowledged (to herself, most importantly) that she had a problem with addiction and that she could not fix the problem on her own.  She was ready and willing to get the help

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A Mother’s Story: Part 1

Hi, my name is Jennifer Flory, and I’m a Recovery Advocate

People often ask me what this means and ask, “What do you actually do?”

Let me explain.

If someone had told me when I was younger that my passion in life as an adult would be to

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Repairing Broken Dreams

By Jason C. – VA Alumnus

 

When I was young, older I dreamed of being

Make my own decisions, the whole world I would be seeing

I’d be responsible, and a trophy I would marry

All the rules of my youth would be mine to carry

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Fun in Recovery: Building Character and Confidence

“I’ll never have fun again.” This is a phrase we hear far too often in addiction treatment. At Transformations, we strive to provide a therapeutic environment so our clients can work on all the issues they are suffering with. However, we a

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Meditation and Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

By Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, MPH, Assistant Clinical Director at Transformations

‘Alternative’ Therapy

When I first got to Transformations Treatment Center many years ago and proposed the inclusion of meditation and mindfulness groups, it

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Transformed in Recovery: Three Years and Counting

When I first got sober, people kept telling me I was going to have a life beyond my wildest dreams. At that time, my wildest dreams were made up of millions of dollars and houses all over the world. As I stayed sober and slowly broke free from self-c

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Purpose in Life Improves Treatment Outcome

By: Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, MPH, Assistant Clinical Director for Transformations

When a client comes into treatment with an addiction, there is inevitably something underneath it. I typically ask, what is this person really addicted to?  We’

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The Importance of Continuing Care After Addiction Treatment

Due to the chronic nature of drug and alcohol addiction, relapse after treatment, 40 to 60 percent by some estimates, is an unfortunate reality for many people. Before someone enters a rehab facility, they should already be thinking about their after

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The Pain of Addiction

By: Jason C., Transformations alumnus

 

I have spent my whole life trying to avoid pain

Its always been a constant, always the same

 

“Don’t speak, don’t feel, you’re nothing,” is what I knew 

In the broken hous

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