From Addict 2 Advocate

Recovery Changes Aren’t Always About Good or Bad

It is when we cannot see that changes are going to make our life better or that we will feel better because of the modification, we often balk, resist, or create obstacles to change. We give into fears, discuss how difficult it is to change, and create excuses so we don’t have to change.

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Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity marilyn l davis from addict 2 advocate

Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity

So, if there’s all these doors to success, why do we miss so many opportunities? Missed Opportunities are the times we fail to capitalize on the activity, occasion, situation or circumstances that would better our lives or ourselves. Each of us has missed opportunities or not taken advantage of an opportunity often due to self-defeating behaviors, including our fears.

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from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Affirmations Help Us Heal in our Recovery

Affirmations have to resonate, vibrate, or echo your desire. If not, there is a block created, as it is unbelievable.
For instance, I could create one stating: I am perfect, just as I am now! Even as I write it, I know it is untrue, therefore, no matter how many times I wrote it, I would not internalize this as a valid affirmation.

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from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Is This All There Is? Bored in Recovery

“I’m bored is a useless thing to say.  I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say, ‘I’m bored. ” ― Louis C.K.

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Recovery: Remodeling from the Inside Out

“I think that the best kind of change, is the change that comes from the inside and begins its way out until it emerges on the outside; a change that is born underneath then continues and spreads until it has reached the surface.

That’s a true change. A powerful change. And I have found that while we are emerging, changing into something glorious; it is actually us becoming who we really are.― C. JoyBell C.

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Relapse Thinking: 8 Risky Attitudes

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks.” ―  Frank Warre   Who and What to Avoid   Counselors, therapists, and supportive friends, all caution about avoiding people, places, and situations that prompt us to think about using. While these external triggers are powerful, […]

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Because We Cannot See: When Addicts Need an Intervention

When people have clarity, there is no question that using drugs and alcohol are self-defeating. However, when we are in the grips of our addiction, we do not see reality. Many of us require a caring intervention by others to understand just how much harm we have inflicted, the damage to our relationships, and to know that there are still people willing to help.

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More Afraid of Staying the Same or Changing?

For most of us, we’re afraid when we think about changing the patterns of our lives, whether it’s giving up drugs or alcohol, or changing the way we think, feel, and act. After all, we have done or been something for so long that those actions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are mechanical or habituated. These predictable actions are the norm, and when we leave the comfort zone, we get anxious.

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