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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Crucial Support: Healthcare Workers and First Responders

By: Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR; Transformations Clinical Director On September 11, 2001, I was living in New York City and working in the healthcare industry.  I can remember watching…

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Escaping from Oz- A Bipolar Journey

I always seem to struggle, even now, being able to describe what a life of having bipolar disorder is like. How do I convey the challenge it is to just…

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One Pan – Cinnamon Apple Bacon Chicken

International bacon day just so happens to fall on September 2nd, so this month I was originally going to make you guy’s bacon, egg, ham, and cheese…spicy Dijon stuffed croissants….

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Technology: Is It Negatively Affecting Your Daily Life?

Technology: love it or hate it, there is no denying that our entire world revolves around it. From ordering our morning coffee through an app and using computers for work,…

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An Open Letter About Mental Health and the Importance of Self-Care

To the community struggling with mental health, you are not alone. With things being what they are in this world, we are all facing new challenges and obstacles in terms…

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Acute Stress Disorder Vs PTSD: Everything You Need to Know

In psychology, there are three different types of stress: acute, episodic acute, and chronic. But how do you tell the difference between PTSD and acute stress disorder? When it comes…

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The Characteristics of High Functioning Anxiety

High functioning anxiety is not classified as a mental health clinical disorder. Yet, those who have it often feel chronic and debilitating symptoms which make it hard to heal. While…

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Trust Your Higher Power and Trust the Process

By: Jessica L., Transformations Alumna Hi! I’m so grateful to be able to share the success I’ve had maintaining my sobriety. May 29, 2020, I celebrated five years of clean…

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Michael’s Movie Pick – “Beautiful Boy”

Hey guys! One of my favorite things to do is watch movies – and because of how hot and rainy and it’s been down here in South Florida, I have…

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