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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MENtal Health Matters

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services May is Mental Health Awareness Month and June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. And what could be more suiting than a blog about…

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Lost My Glimmer

By: Sarah, Transformations Alumnus My name is Sarah and I am an alcoholic. These were words nobody ever dreams about saying. But for some of us it’s a reality. And…

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The AA Promises

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator   The AA Promises  1.     If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through.  2.     We…

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Jot That Down

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Ever since I was a child, I always had a knack for writing. Lord knows, not only did I do better at it than…

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Don’t Give Up Before The Miracle

By: Jared, Transformations Alumnus Hello fellow Alumni, My name is Jared, and I too am an alcoholic and addict. I grew up in a divorced family living in Wichita, KS….

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This Is Only the Beginning

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services “This is only the beginning.” I truly think this is something a person should remind themselves regularly after leaving a treatment program. Sure, you…

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Sober Strike

By: Lisa B., Transformations Alumni Coordinator Bowling has never been my thing. The smelly shoes, the greasy food, and my deep legacy of endless gutter balls. There was a time…

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I Am the Poster Child

By: Tony, Transformations Alumnus Hi family. My name is Tony and I’m definitely an addict. I am from a small, coastal town called Havelock in rural North Carolina. I am…

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Return to the Scene

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services In 2015 I had the opportunity to move to Nashville to open a new business. At the time I was working for a Tattoo…

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