A Mother’s Story: Getting My Son into Treatment

On October 31st, my son celebrated one year of sobriety! What better way to put it? It’s a celebration, one of which I prayed many nights to happen. Through the much needed support, guidance and trust of Josh Gamaitoni (former Client Services Rep),

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When Trauma Returns with a War Veteran: PTSD, Substance Abuse, and Family

As the wife of an Army Ranger and First Gulf War Veteran, I’ve always been proud of my husband and the sacrifices he has made for our country, but I never really understood the toll it would have on him. When we got married, I knew he had nightmares

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We Will Help Light Your Path

By: Anna Mason, BS, CAP, Therapist at Transformations

Just as a child enters the doors of kindergarten, an addict enters the doors of a treatment center with a fear of the unknown, with anxiety of what is to come, and resistance to take a look at

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Death Brought a Knife

By: Phillip S., Transformations alumnus

 

As I walk through the valley of the….

Man, screw the shadow of death, I’m not about to rest

I got a lot of life left, he’s about to be out of breath

I’ve survived all his tests

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Addiction is a Family Disease

By: Laura Lawrence, MA, CAP, Director of Outpatient and Family Services

Time and time again we hear that addiction is a family disease. What exactly does that mean?  We aren’t the ones using alcohol and drugs!  It is often difficult for us to

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First Responders

A Hidden Epidemic Among Firefighters and First Responders

The rate of suicide among firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers, military, trauma workers and other first responders is steady on the rise. First responders experience the worst stress and trauma daily, which often affects their mental h

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Chance The Rapper Admits to Xanax Addiction

Chance The Rapper Admits to Xanax Addiction

Addiction has laid an early claim to the lives of some of the world’s greatest musicians: jazz icons like Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday, rock legends such as Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, and pop superstars Prince and Whitney Houston were all in the throes of active addiction when they met their untimely ends.

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How Codependency Differs from Interdependency

How Codependency Differs from Interdependency

Codependency is a relational process that affects individuals differently. The person who self describes as the fixer, the helper, the assistant, the caretaker, the people pleaser, and the right-hand man or woman often feels great about these roles.

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11 Useful Apps For Addiction Recovery

11 Useful Apps for Addiction Recovery

A large part of maintaining recovery is staying socially active by attending meetings, getting support from sponsors, friends and family, and others in recovery, and sticking to a healthy diet, budget, and exercise routine. Whether you’re in addiction recovery or not, these are all human needs that help us thrive in society, not just survive.

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