Marilyn L. Davis is the Editor-in-Chief of From Addict 2 Advocate. In 1990, she opened North House, an award-winning women’s residential recovery home. Before closing the house in 2011, she authored and developed Therapeutic Integrated Educational Recovery Systems (TIERS). When North House closed, friends and colleagues encouraged her to write online to reach a larger audience. Finding outlets online, she shared her 32 years in abstinence-based recovery.
With the Marilyn L. Davis Community Service-Learning Award, Brenau University recognized her wellness, mental health, and recovery work. This 2008 yearly award honors others who work in the addiction and mental health fields.
In 2010, she received the Liberty Bell Award for her work within the criminal justice system.
Working with Others
As a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, she conducts groups for men’s and women’s residential programs and facilitates a recovery group for HIV positive people.
She also realized that how she said something might not connect with all readers, so she makes an effort to collaborate with new and seasoned recovery writers at From Addict 2 Advocate.
As the Editor-in-chief at Two Drops of Ink, she also works with five monthly contributors and writers worldwide, writing about problem-solving for the writer and blogger, brief memoirs, how-tos, grammar shorts, and poetry.
However, writing about writing can get tedious, so she often combines writing advice using stories and examples from her work with addicts and alcoholics.
Using recovery examples in her writing advice means that her readers learn how people change and improve their lives, which creates another outlet for her to advocate for recovery while writing about writing.
Her two daughters are in recovery as well, with 25 and 19 years. She is working on her memoir: Finding North: A Woman’s Journey from Addict 2 Advocate.
On the Lookout for New Perspectives in Recovery
Marilyn wants this blog to reach those people still struggling with their addictions, and to share their experience, strength, and hope.
Guest posts will increase the number of people reached because the more people saying that recovery works, the more people will be willing to try recovery. Click To Tweet
When you’re ready to share your story of recovery, consider a guest post.