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.

Read more
tmc David Alercia 14

On A New Mission

By: David A., Transformations Alumnus My name is David Alercia and my journey all started on August 1, 2020. That day I was involved in an officer-involved shooting with a…

Read more
shutterstock 662161621

Hurricane Me

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Living in Florida, we know every year when Hurricane season arrives that we are playing roulette with Mother Nature. It’s not necessarily a…

Read more
shutterstock 148044401

Fourth Times a Charm

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator Three-time community college dropout. That was just one of many labels I had for myself during active addiction and well into early recovery as…

Read more
shutterstock 2095672348

Team Effort

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services One of the more common questions I get asked regularly pertaining to my sobriety is, “How did you get through your early sobriety?…

Read more
shutterstock 529459435 1


By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator   Integrity is more than how others perceive you when you do what you say you will do and stick to your truth; it…

Read more
Alumni Spotlight1

My Misery Didn’t Need Company

By: Silvo M., Transformations Alumnus I started drinking and using drugs when I was 16, it all started with having fun until it wasn’t anymore. I used to glamorize the…

Read more
shutterstock 365373944

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…

Read more
charlie plummer words on bathroom walls 01 700x400 1

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…

Read more
Alumni Spotlight3

God: The Puzzle Piece

By: Daniel B., Transformations Alumnus Life for me lately could be described as a 1,000-piece puzzle…a work in progress. As a child I would always see assembling such a puzzle…

Read more