By: C. W. Stratton The Baggage We Bring to Recovery “Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it.” ― Rob Liano There are so many facets and perspectives to the process of recovery. Something that’s consistently heard and relayed is the concept of “don’t use and go to […]Read More
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.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis Isolated Incident or a Pattern of Behaviors? ____ ___ ____ ___ When any behavior becomes the normal response or reaction to life or the typical way you respond or react to life, the behaviors become a ‘pattern of behavior’. In our active addiction, we created many patterns: ___ Manipulation to get […]Read More
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 […]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
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
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