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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Irish Beef Stew

Growing up in New England with two parents from Boston meant St. Patricks Day was always celebrated in my home. Irish beef stew was another winter staple in my home. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Pets of TTC – Moo

Please meet my very best friend, Moo. We’ve been together for nearly ten years, since she was just a two pound puppy. She’s been by my side through all the…

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Almost Like a Chameleon

By Cali W., Transformations Alumna My name is Cali. I’m 29 and my sobriety date is May 1, 2019. Growing up, I always felt like I just didn’t fit in….

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Men and Trauma

Men and Trauma: The Unique Risks

Men and Trauma: The Unique Risks Traumatizing events can cause significant mental health issues for anyone. When looking at men and trauma, though, several concerning issues stand out. Social, environmental,…

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PTSD

How Can You Tell If Someone Has PTSD?

How Can You Tell If Someone Has PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that has serious side effects. The symptoms start after the person has…

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Effects of PTSD

What Are the Effects of PTSD?

What Are the Effects of PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a condition that affects people from all walks of life, not just those in combat. You…

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Secondary Trauma

Secondary Trauma: Definitions, Causes and How to Get Help

Secondary Trauma: Definitions, Causes and How to Get Help Experiencing traumatizing events first-hand can lead to many unhealthy mental health outcomes. Unfortunately, these outcomes sometimes extend beyond the initial victims…

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10 Facts About Depression

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Depression

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Depression Whether it’s you or someone you love, we all know someone with depression. The problem is that there is a stigma attached depression….

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Minority Stress: Causes, Outcomes and Treatment Options

Minority Stress: Causes, Outcomes and Treatment Options America recently experienced its highest spike in hate crimes in over a decade. Mental health issues linked to minority stress, however, are not…

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