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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A Guide to Managing Mental Health During Holidays

A Guide to Managing Mental Health During the Holidays

A Guide to Managing Mental Health During the Holidays ‘Tis the season to protect your mental health. You’re not alone if you struggle with your mental health during the holidays….

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New Year, New Me

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations Manager of Alumni Services Ah yes, “New Year, New Me.” Goes right up there with, “Live, Laugh, Love…” and the million other Bed Bath and Beyond…

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Living in Recovery Saved My Life

By: Kevin J., Transformations Alumnus Being Sober was not on my radar. I just wanted my life to stop sucking so badly. I wanted to stop getting arrested, overdosing, and…

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Acronym Acrobatics

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services   If there is one thing Marines like, it’s a good acronym. And fortunately for me, A.A. is chock full of ‘em. But…

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Health workers who don't take advantage of mental health services are at risk of developing post traumatic stress symptoms and other psychological outcomes.

How Trauma and COVID Affect Frontline Workers

On September 11, 2001, I was living in New York City and working in the healthcare industry.  I can remember watching the towers fall and immediately having the sense of my…

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How Percocet Effects Pregnancy, Sex & Child Development

The long term use of Percocet, Category C by the FDA, whose main ingredient is oxycodone has been proven to affect a person’s emotional wellbeing and reproductive system. It will lower interest in sex and libido in both male and female users. Women

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10 Tips for Staying Sober this Holiday Season

The journey to staying sober is a difficult one, but those in recovery face particularly tough times during the holidays. Whether it’s stress or simply being around old friends who haven’t changed, there are countless pitfalls on the road to sobriety. Fortunately, there are several proven methods to help avoid these pitfalls. If you take the following tips to heart, you can have a fun and sober holiday season.

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Grab

By: Bob S., Transformations Alumnus In February 2022, after a couple of years of abusing my body, mind, and soul with alcohol, I started my recovery journey by enrolling myself at…

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No Regrets

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services If there is one thing I have learned in recovery (well, one of the million-ish or so), is that people are very curious…

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