Remembering to Breathe

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services at Transformations Treatment Center

 

Breathe. 

It’s the first thing we do when we get here and begin our human experience.  One deep breath – inhale, exhale – and we’re off

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Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home

One of the most significant misconceptions alcoholics/ drug addicts seem to have is that their substance use doesn’t affect anyone around them.  Growing up in an alcoholic home has influenced me in more ways than I’d care to admit. If you were

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How To Manage Stress Better and More Productive

Why do I have Insomnia?

Insomnia is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling unrefreshed, which takes a toll on your ability to function dur

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Just One More

My name is Troy and I am an alcoholic. On May 5th, 2018 I celebrated 3 years of sobriety and, for me, this was no easy task. I had never been able to put together any significant time without those demons calling me back into the bottle. It is a time

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Addiction Isn’t a Choice, but You Can Choose to Help

I’m what some people would call a “normie.” I learned this term while working in the field of substance abuse. Basically, a normie is someone who is able to have one drink and then stop, or take pain pills as prescribed and then stop when the p

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Welcome Home: Faith In Recovery

By: Andie McQuitty, MS, MCAP, EMDR, Transformations Christian therapist

There is a story in the Bible about a father and his two sons. In the story, the younger son has a conversation with his father and tells the father that he would like to rece

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The Light of the Dark

By: Bill C., Transformations alumnus

 

Can you see in the dark?

Tell me, what do you see?

Can you see yourself?

Because I can’t see me

 

Scratching, fighting, clawing

Begging for God to show me a sign

Because

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Addiction Recovery: Changing Your Past

You can’t change your past, you just have to learn to live with it. Yeah that sucks, and to be honest, it was overwhelming in early sobriety.  When I look back on my past it is often referred to as a “tornado of terror” by those who love me. I

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Lying and Manipulation in Active Addiction

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

Many people have heard the saying, “an addict will steal your wallet, and then help you look for it.”  This idea, highlighting the lying and manipulation that

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