By: Marilyn L. Davis
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.
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