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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Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

My First Christmas in Florida

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator The holiday season, while often associated with being a time of joy, festivities, and family traditions, can be overwhelming. Financial stress, the loss of…

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Schizophrenia And Drug Abuse: How Does a Drug Addiction Affect Schizophrenia?

Statistics show that often people who have a mental health disorder have substance abuse issues. There are many reasons for this. Some include the stress a person is under…

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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll…..And Meetings?

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Every October I am fortunate enough to be able to travel to Malibu, California for a work conference. It is a collaborative event…

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Miami Dolphins Recovery Day

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator Sports are not my thing, so if you have come to this blog looking for a rundown of the recent Dolphins game that the…

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Beauty in Conquering Fear

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator This past weekend, I faced a major fear of mine: the ocean. Growing up in the mountains, I am no stranger to outdoor activities….

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I Begged God

By: Jonathan A., Transformations Alumnus For more than ten years I spent time serving in the United States Marine Corps Infantry, as a Police Officer in Central Florida, and in…

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Are You Ready for Some Football??

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Ahh…. September. The most glorious time of the year. Summer is over, the seasons are changing, and some pumpkin coffee is out again….

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Phases of Trauma Recovery

The Many Phases of Trauma Recovery

The Many Phases of Trauma Recovery There’s no doubt that the human mind is resilient, but this doesn’t mean it’s invulnerable. Distressing and traumatic events can have significant psychological effects,…

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On A New Mission

By: David A., Transformations Alumnus My name is David Alercia and my journey all started on August 1, 2020. That day I was involved in an officer-involved shooting with a…

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