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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Prescription and Street Drugs That Cause Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of respiratory issues. Difficulty breathing is also a side effect of some medications and illegal drugs. Some drugs can cause symptoms…

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Transformations COVID-19 Awareness and Information

As we all know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been changing almost on a daily basis and if you’re like us, you’ve been trying to keep up with the new information as it comes out. The safety and wellness of our clients and staff is always our main concern, so we wanted to keep you updated on the precautions we are taking at all our facilities, including our residences.

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Looking Back

By: Mike Murphy, Transformations Manager of Alumni Services Recently a very close friend of mine decided to waive the white flag of surrender and get sober. As I type this,…

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Lessons I’ve Learned in Recovery: Part 1

By: Lisa Blomgren, Transformations Alumni Coordinator Lesson 1: Someone Else’s Recovery Does Not Have to Be Mine When I first got sober, I would fluctuate through periods of being very…

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What Is MDMA Poisoning, and Is It Treatable

What Is MDMA Poisoning, and Is It Treatable?

Certain drugs, such as MDMA or ecstasy, have become increasingly popular and are commonly referred to as club drugs. They’re mostly used at bars, parties and dance clubs and cause…

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New Beginnings. Kind Of.

By: Michael Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Ahhh yes. “New Beginnings.” One of the many phrases we will hear routinely in recovery. Especially in early recovery. And why not? I…

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Families Beyond the Badges

By: Joey R., Transformations Alumnus On November 14, 2018, something happened in Delray Beach, Florida. Transformations Treatment Center jumped in to assist a police veteran that lost his way or…

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Bill W. (2012) Documentary

Bill W. (2012) documentary Many of us have read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and are very familiar with the story of Bill W., but there is so much more…

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Remembering to Breathe

By: Keith Berger, Coordinator of Family Integrated Services at Transformations Treatment Center

 

Breathe. 

It’s the first thing we do when we get here and begin our human experience.  One deep breath – inhale, exhale – and we’re off

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