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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Adapting to a Pandemic: A Glimpse into the Experience of Radical Change

By Jamie Salsberg, LCSW, CAP, EMDR, Transformations Clinical Director Despite having gone through treatment, being in recovery for many years, and now serving as clinical director I still often struggle at…

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Fun Fact: “In the United States, Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24. The unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1869 when the first waffle iron was patented.” …Good enough…

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Alumni Spotlight: Nathan M.

By: Nathan M., Transformations alumnus It feels like just yesterday I was walking down the jetway to board a plane headed to South Florida. It became so real, right there…

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Lessons from the Sea: Shipwrecked

The S.S. Inchulva rests about 500 feet off the south end of Delray Beach public park. Often called the Delray Wreck, the ship went down in front of the beach…

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Summer Workout

Summer is undoubtedly here, and I don’t know about you guys but I like to keep my shirt off as much as possible in the Florida heat. That’s why I make sure I get a good core workout in a few times a week so I feel more confident when I’m hitting the beach!

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Adventure Therapy: evolv

A couple of years back I was introduced to the “four steps” of the AA Back to Basics approach by author Wally P. which is used internationally by AA groups. These four steps are meant to be an introduction to the 12 steps for the newcomer in order to help give them a basic understanding for a better life in recovery.

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Alumni Spotlight: Carrie A.

Hello. My name is Carrie and I am a grateful alcoholic/addict in recovery. Growing up my life was far from normal. I grew up in a trailer park in Ohio…

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Strawberry Shortcake Jars

Last month I jumped on the quarantine banana bread baking train like the rest of the world – and it was pretty amazing, if I do say so myself! This…

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Understanding the Stigma Around Mental Health

Why is there a Stigma Attached to Mental Health and Mental Illness If you or a loved one have a mental health disorder, then you know that mental illnesses have a stigma attached…

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