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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Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili: 1 1/2 – 2 lbs ground beef 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 cloves garlic,…

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Reconnecting with My Higher Power

By: Allen O., Transformations Alumnus Hi, I’m Allen O. and I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict. Before coming to Transformations my life was a complete mess. I gave up…

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Still Here with the Heat

By: Nellie C., Transformations Alumna Hello, my name is Nellie and I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My family did an intervention on me and I was truly…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: IT’S A SET UP

Who came up with New Year’s Resolutions? Whoever they were, they must have been a masochist. I have seldom seen a person stick to their resolutions; more often, I have…

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Michael’s TV Pick – The Undoing

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALUMNI! 2020 was one of the most chaotic years to date, so I decided to spend most of its final month getting some good ol’ R&R and…

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

I am so excited to share one of my favorite dessert dishe Oatmeal Cream Pies! This dish is vegan and gluten free and you wouldn’t even know it. As always, feel free to send me a picture if you try this out yourself!

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Working Towards a Better Future

By: Cameron C., Transformations alumnus My name is Cameron, I am 26 years old and I celebrated three years sober this month. I was a client at Transformations Treatment Center…

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Holidays and the Gift of Recovery

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services I’ve come to believe, through decades of personal and professional experience, that the diseases of alcoholism/addiction and other mental illnesses do not…

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Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights” is a story of Miracles. Against all odds, a small group of poorly-armed Jewish soldiers (“Macabees”) successfully defended themselves and Temple against an army…

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