Because We Cannot See: When Addicts Need an Intervention

When people have clarity, there is no question that using drugs and alcohol are self-defeating. However, when we are in the grips of our addiction, we do not see reality. Many of us require a caring intervention by others to understand just how much harm we have inflicted, the damage to our relationships, and to know that there are still people willing to help.

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from addict 2 advocate

More Afraid of Staying the Same or Changing?

For most of us, we’re afraid when we think about changing the patterns of our lives, whether it’s giving up drugs or alcohol, or changing the way we think, feel, and act. After all, we have done or been something for so long that those actions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are mechanical or habituated. These predictable actions are the norm, and when we leave the comfort zone, we get anxious.

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Recovery Isn’t a Monarchy: There are No Kings and Queens

By: Marilyn L. Davis   Are You Behaving Like a King or Queen in Early Recovery?  “Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” ― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution     Many addicts and alcoholics create the false belief that the […]

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Secrets and Shame

They only will have a chance to make it if they do the footwork.  If I keep secrets that leads to shame and shame feeds the addiction.  I found out that I don’t always need an umbrella and a lifejacket, and I can try new things and new ways.  Not everyone in this World was put here to make my life miserable; there are good, kind people here.  I’m not so bad as long as I’m sober!

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Recovery is Removing the Masks

Addiction forces us to wear a false image. We smile, when every fiber of our being is screaming in pain. We posture as friendly, when all we want to do is get our dope and leave. We pretend that we have it all together when we take our children to school or football. We show fake emotions because we are so embarrassed and frightened by our authentic ones. 

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Negative Emotions are Bundles of Fear

By: Marilyn L. Davis “Fear’s useless. Either something bad happens, or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.” ― Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon’s Lexicon   Fearful Emotions are Predictable and Spontaneous   Fear is often a […]

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