from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Recovery: Overcoming the Whirlpool of Self-Deception

By: C. W. Stratton   “Self-deception is the surest way to self-destruction.  Reality has a way of catching up with us.”~Sam Erwin How Am I Deceiving Myself? I’m Doing So Good!   Active addiction is filled with so many feelings and emotions; guilt, shame, low self-esteem, low self-worth, feelings of inadequacy and feelings of being […]

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from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis suicide

Suicide, Overdose, and the Helping Professional

“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.”

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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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