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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Addiction Treatment: A Life Saver for so Many

By: Dr. Maureen Esposito, Ph.D., CAP, LMHC, LMFT

Twenty three years seems like a long time to be in one career field now- a -days, but for me it seems like just a moment in time. When you like your job it does not seem like work at all. As a licen

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New Year’s Resolution: 5 Reasons to Get Clean

It’s that time of year when many people are making vows to lose weight, to stop spending so much money, to work on old projects that haven’t been finished and to treat those that they love a bit better. Phone calls to Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers

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A Junkie’s Christmas

It’s sometime in November of 2014. My memory fails me often, because of the haze I was in. Snow draped over the treetops and there was beauty to be found in this cold and white place- but I couldn’t see it. A week before I tried falling as hard as I

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It Matters to Them

I’m driving through Delray Beach with a friend. 

Tears in her eyes she asks, “How do you keep doing it? How do get up in the morning?” My friend just got done telling me that someone close to her had just passed away from a heroin overdose.

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Jamestown, NY: Inaccuracy of Drug Overdose Statistics and the Lack of Funding for Recovery Resources

In cases of drug overdose fatalities, death certificates can fail to cite the correct cause of death. Why is this a problem? The accurate classification of overdoses is important when it comes to determining the distribution of limited state and fede

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Alcohol is My Mistress

By Jason C., Transformations alumnus

We met each other so early in life 
You promised to take away all my strife
Through my ups, my downs, you were always there
You made me think my life was fair
Soon I longed for you almost every night
You

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Former Platoon Sergeant Maintains Sobriety by Volunteering in the Community

 When it comes to rehab and recovery, we don’t always look at the bigger picture. Oftentimes, having an underlying mental health disorder can lead to drug or alcohol addiction. Many of our nation’s veterans struggling with a substance use disord

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Addiction’s Emotional Arsenal: How My Son Used Our Love Against Us

By: Susan Collins, mother of Transformations alumnus

My son was born on March 31, 1988. He was a beautiful baby boy, peaches and cream with reddish blond hair. For the first year of his life he was all sunshine.  When you would go to get him in t

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