“It’s a terrible thing when a human being is lost to suicide or addiction. Thank God we have wonderful human beings in the addiction recovery industry, helping to change and save lives on a daily basis. I felt led to write this article because a colleague had a client commit suicide last week and I know how hard that type of situation can be.”Read More
Ambivalence or of two minds happens when a person has both positive and negative feelings about someone or something and is struggling with deciding which option has more merit.
You’ll know you are ambivalent if you think conflicting thoughts about something, or hear yourself talking about a subject and then qualify it with a “but….”, “however…..”, or “on the other hand I think or feel……”.Read More
“Any time you assist or allow another person to continue in their unproductive/unhealthy/addictive behavior, whether actively, or passively, you are enabling.” ~Stanley BinionRead More
Even after years of therapy for the trauma and depression, I still mourn for that hurt little girl who has never been the same. No, no longer a victim, just sometimes it still hits me and adds to “down days.”Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis What Happened to Your Attitude of Gratitude? “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine Mansfield ____ For some of us, […]Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis Too Damaged to Heal? No one reading this is so damaged that some healing cannot occur. I have worked with survivors of extreme sexual abuse, starting as young as age three. In and out of mental institutions; multiple addictions, some who now have over 20 years of abstinence based recovery, […]Read More
Heroin – Living and Dying with an Addict You Love: How to Survive when Everyone Dies is Robert L. Hobbs’ story, however, it’s the story of all of us with addicted children. What we do; what we do wrong, and sometimes, what we do right.Read More
Addiction is Addiction
Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) by Catherine Townsend-Lyon is a memoir that some might ignore. They don’t have a gambling addiction; they use ‘name that drug’.
That’s where they’d be wrong.Read More
The more I read, the more similarities that I found between three of the world’s major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, with what I believe to be the fundamentals of recovery.Read More
While I celebrate 29 years, I’m only one of about 23 million people in recovery. Together, we can bring hope to those still in the grips of addiction. How can you do that?Read More