Blueberry Pie Recipe

Blueberry Pie 3 pints (3 large containers) of blueberries  2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup corn starch  1 tablespoon lemon juice (I tend to double this for a little tart edge) 1/8 teaspoon allspice (sometimes add a pinch more for extra zip) 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (depending on taste, I prefer the 1/4) DIRECTIONS PREPARE…

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Identity Crisis 101

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services For as long as I can remember, one of the main things I have always struggled with is my identity. Who am I? What do I want to be known for? Who do I want people to view me as? I think this is pretty normal for most…

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The Three A’s of Change: Awareness, Acceptance, Action!

Imagine yourself in a dark, foul-smelling room.  Every time you take a step, you trip over shadowy objects littering the floor.  Tired and frustrated from the stumbles and falls, you clear out a corner and try to make the best of the situation by i

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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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Doing Everything It Takes

By: Rian H., Transformations Alumnus When I came to TTC in February of 2020 I was lost. I didn’t know what I was doing with my life. After 19 years of  drinking and drugging, I had finally had enough. Between my losing my relationships and my declining I decided to give treatment a try. My…

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Habit vs. Addiction

By: Lisa Chirichella, TTC Alumni Coordinator When an individual takes up a new hobby or activity that becomes a habit, it can be difficult to know when the line has been crossed into it becoming an addiction. It is important to understand that addiction does not only refer to drugs and alcohol. You can be…

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The Terrible Twos

By: Mike Murphy, TTC Manager of Alumni Services Anyone who has ever been involved with A.A. can tell you, there is a list of things you will hear over and over again about the program. Think “one day at a time” or “keep coming back.” For the most part, they make sense and you wouldn’t…

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Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese that will ruin all other Mac and Cheese for you… Tips for the Best Homemade Mac and Cheese Use block cheese and shred, do not buy the pre-shredded cheese. The pre-shredded cheese is great for so many things but not macaroni and cheese. It’s coated with antifungals and won’t melt properly. You…

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Be Wary of Drinking Occasions

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Be wary of drinking occasions. Especially the holidays. Now we all know that holidays and family occasions can be rough. It’s an accepted societal norm that drinking will take place at the majority of these events. And Lord knows I took advantage of that societal norm. But, not…

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