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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Hurricane Me

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Living in Florida, we know every year when Hurricane season arrives that we are playing roulette with Mother Nature. It’s not necessarily a…

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Fourth Times a Charm

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator Three-time community college dropout. That was just one of many labels I had for myself during active addiction and well into early recovery as…

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Mental Health Treatment

At Transformations, we’re dedicated to providing a holistic approach to recovery through our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Recognizing the unique challenges each individual faces, our PHP is meticulously designed to…

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Team Effort

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services One of the more common questions I get asked regularly pertaining to my sobriety is, “How did you get through your early sobriety?…

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By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator   Integrity is more than how others perceive you when you do what you say you will do and stick to your truth; it…

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You Deserve Personalized Treatment

When it comes to substance use disorder or mental illness, the evidence is clear: Treatment works. With the right treatment, an individual can recover from either of these illnesses and…

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Unexpected Triggers for Alcoholism

When it comes to alcoholism, the odds are good that you’re familiar with the factors that can lead to an alcohol use disorder. Many aspects are well known, including genetics,…

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Examples of Dual Diagnoses and How to Get Help

A substance use disorder or mental illness can lead to significant personal challenges. If you suffer from either disorder, you need to know you’re not alone. Both of these illnesses…

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A Disease, Not a Moral Failing: Why the Mindset of Addiction Matters

When you come down with a cold or flu, you don’t think you’re a bad person, right? If you break your leg, do you look at the sky and curse…

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