The Garwoods: Turning Darkness Into Light

It has been about almost eight months since I received a scholarship from the Mark Garwood Share Foundation. Returning to school to finish my bachelor’s degree has been a dream of mine since I first got sober. There were times when I thought it wou

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Addiction, Manipulation, and Being Loved to Death

Many people thought I was a hopeless case. To be honest, I was convinced I was. You know, they say it is our past that makes us who we are today and I embrace that philosophy. Instead of being resentful of some of the things that happened in my past

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Helping Those Who Need Help Before It’s Too Late

Help NOW, because there might not be a LATER.

We live in a fast-paced society with busy schedules and minimal free time. We have families and friends that demand our attention, and it’s rare that we get any time to ourselves. Therefore, how can

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I Will Persevere

Moving here to South Florida in 1994, my plan was to go where I knew no one, and no one knew me, in hope this would help me stop using. Did this work? Yes for about four months. But being the addict that I’m, I know where to find what I’m really look

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I Was Not a Human Being

I think the title of this sums up my active addiction pretty well, so I’m going to fast forward right into my treatment experiences. Plus, if you’ve ever seen an episode of Cops, you pretty much know how that whole forward goes anyway.

I was s

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Addiction Treatment Should be Collaborative, not Competitive

By Andrew Woolwine, M.S., Client Services Representative at Transformations


Working as a treatment provider and professional in the addiction and mental health field, many of our clients who admit into treatment feel just that

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Updates for Clients, Families, and Referents Read More