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 in 2016 and 2017. Today I live in my home state of West Virginia where I currently work as an Alumni Coordinator at a treatment…

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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 take holidays.  They never take a day off and, for those either directly or indirectly affected by these challenging conditions, are active either in the…

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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 who towered over them in size. When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (candelabra), they found only a single jug of olive oil left…

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4 Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Crunch Bars

We are heading into the holiday season and I am so excited to share one of my favorite dessert dishes! This dish is vegan and gluten free and you wouldn’t even know it.

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One Day at a Time

By: Karen. B, Transformations alumna Hi, my name is Karen and I’m an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is January 30, 2013.  I remember my first drink of alcohol at the age of 13 and my last drink on January 29, 2013, at the age of 47.  I was born and raised in Northern Virginia (still…

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Gratitude: Appreciate and Honor Life’s Challenges

Thanksgiving time tends to bring the concept of gratitude to the forefront of our thinking, as it is typically a time of giving thanks for the things we have been blessed with.  When most people hear the word gratitude, they think of paying attention to the good things in their life, sometimes acknowledging the fact that they are more fortunate than others around them. 

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Fear vs. Excitement- Night Dive with Evolv

I knew it was going to be a special outing with the evolv program when I went to pick up the clients to go snorkeling. Now, just being in the ocean can intimidate some, and putting your face in the water to actually see what is below you adds to that anxiety. Tonight I had a special addition for the crew; tonight we are going to freedive at night! Normally when I pick up the clients the group is very talkative and ready for adventure, not so on that night. There were a couple of clients that just had that look of excitement on their faces, but overall the mood was solemn.

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Michael’s Movie Pick – The Haunting of Hill House

This month, I am recommending you all watch The Haunting of Hill House. Directed by Mike Flanagan, this mini series is about a family who is forced to relive horrors of their pasts and face truths they may not want to face in order to halt the domino effect of tragedy that comes with their denial.

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Quick and Easy Fall Sweet Potato Salad

We are heading into the holiday season and I am so excited to share one of my favorite side dishes! This side goes great with many main courses and can even be a new addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table!

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