from addict 2 advocate

Stigma, NIMBY, and When to Quit Being Anonymous

By: Marilyn L. Davis   “I always find it amazing that we choose to be anonymous in our recovery when our actions in our use were so public.” ~Marilyn Davis, speech celebrating 20 years at HALT Club, 2008   Public Personalities Vs. Anonymous Addict?   How many of us: Were picked up by the police […]

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Dr. Barbara Sinor: Tales of Addiction

By: Dr. Barbara Sinor My son, Richard, was an alcoholic. He knew it, but did not admit to it until age twenty-five. His father, my husband, didn’t want to believe it; I sensed it much earlier. Both of Richard’s grandfather’s were alcoholics, that could not be denied. Alcoholism skipped a generation as neither Rich’s father […]

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When Your Child is an Addict

By: Marilyn L. Davis   “How can both Nics, the loving and considerate and generous one, and the self-obsessed and self-destructive one, be the same person?”― David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction Conflicting Words of Love “I  love you, Mom and Dad.” How many times did I say that to my parents […]

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  By Whitney McKendree Moore   “Mature adults gravitate toward new values and understandings, not just rehashing and blind acceptance of past patterns and previous learning. This is an ongoing process and maturity demands lifelong learners.” ― David W. Earle LPC- Love is Not Enough     As I celebrate my third decade in recovery, I […]

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