from addict 2 advocate

By: Marilyn L. Davis

“Sometimes, people don’t need our monies and our treasures. All they need is our encouragements to give them hope.” Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

from addict 2 advocate
Someone Cared and Encouraged Me

28 years ago, five caring people staged an intervention on me. My choices were go to treatment, or lose my job.

I chose treatment. One of the first things someone said to me when I entered treatment was, “If I can do this, so can you.”  I didn’t know if that was correct, but I heard their sincerity.

Taking away all of my pills and alcohol, I felt vulnerable, scared and defenseless.
I couldn’t believe in myself, but I could take their encouragement and try to do things differently. Those same compassionate people handed me a book that others had written to show me how to recover. 

Encouraging You

Today, I’d like to be one of those people who tell you, “If I can do this, so can you.” Recovery works.

  • Use your resources
  • Find supportive people
  • Take advantage of meetings where you can follow the philosophy and flourish in a new life.
 

Writing, and recovery heals the heart

 

 
 

 

 

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