from addict 2 advocate feelings marilyn l davis

Recovery: All the Numbed Feelings Pop Back Up

Those feelings and thoughts about our life were held down rather like a jack-in-the-box – hidden away only by the mechanism of the box, or in the case of our addiction, by our use.

Take away the drugs and alcohol, and the feelings come flooding back, seemingly without rhyme or reason. However, emotional memory stores all those old feelings. They are still there.

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from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis Are You Thinking about a Change? Does that Scare You?

Are You Thinking about a Change? Does that Scare You?

For many addicts and alcoholics coming to terms with the puzzle of addiction – knowing they need to change and doing the complete opposite is frustrating and scary. However, the good news is that the barriers and objections are within you and that means you have the ability to change them. It’s just a matter of isolating them, examining them and then changing what doesn’t work or fit anymore.

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goal is long term recovery your goal from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Is Long-term Recovery Your Goal?

We carry out recovery as a goal, much like any other goal.  Want a new car or house and cannot simply write a check?  Then you know that you will have to save money to carry out the goal.

Want a better opportunity for a lucrative job?  Then you know that you need either a college degree or specialized training to help this goal.

All of these goals take incremental actions to define and bring about your stated goal.

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from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis participation treatment

Recovery Started with Participation in Treatment

By: Marilyn L Davis   Participation: Start with Your Counselor “I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot   Recently someone referred to you as […]

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