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 Transformations. I was at my rock bottom, life was a series of foggy alcohol-clouded decisions, angry outbursts with my fiancee, tough mornings with shots of…

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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 about it. And they have lots of questions. Which is completely understandable if you ask me. Anytime you have a small population of people doing…

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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, he is currently at a detox facility. And while I am so excited that he finally decided to make this move, it has also brought…

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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 proud of myself and then comparing myself and my recovery journey to others. When walking to work in the blazing hot Florida sun, I saw…

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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 think I can speak on behalf of most people in our situation, that suddenly life becomes full of firsts and new beginnings. After all, life…

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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 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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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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