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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Adding Life to My Years

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services On June 19th I had the pleasure of celebrating my 3rd year of continued sobriety. Now, I will be the first one to…

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Movie Review: Words on Bathroom Walls

By: Lisa Blomgren, Alumni Coordinator Over the weekend, I watched Words on Bathroom Walls, a thought-provoking film highlighting the challenges faced by a teenager named Adam, who was diagnosed with…

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Sobriety in the Sun Navigating a Sober Summer

Sobriety in the Sun: Navigating a Sober Summer

By: Lisa Blomgren, Alumni Coordinator As the summer season approaches, many of us eagerly anticipate days filled with sunshine, social gatherings, and the opportunity to relax with friends. However, the…

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Self Care Ambush

Self-Care Ambush

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Being a person in recovery that also happens to work in treatment affords me the opportunity to experience a wide array of thoughts…

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We Can and We Do

By: Allen O., Transformations Alumnus Hi, I’m Allen Offill and I’m an alcoholic. My sobriety date is January, 13th of 2017 and I’m walking proof that people change. We CAN…

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FOMO No More: Overcoming the Fear of Missing Out in Recovery

By: Lisa Blomgren, Alumni Coordinator The term “FOMO” (fear of missing out) has gained a lot of attention in the last few years with the rise in social media usage….

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(Im)Perfect Circle

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services One of the hardest things for people to do in early recovery is cutting ties with people, places and things that no longer…

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We Arent A Glum Lot

We Aren’t A Glum Lot

By: Lisa Blomgren, Alumni Coordinator The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “we aren’t a glum lot,” and “if newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they…

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Replacing Drinking Occasions with Life Occasions

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services A while back I remember seeing something on social media along the lines of, “I’ve accomplished more in one year of sobriety than…

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