The reality is that change is going to feel painful, unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and uncertain. Too often people focus only on their pain, what they will have to go through to change, without reflecting on the pain that their actions have caused loved ones and friends.
When we’re challenged with a lesson in our recovery, if we approach them from the perspective of “here’s a problem area or issue, and I’ve got an opportunity to learn from others”, it seems less harsh or traumatic.Read More
From Marilyn L. Davis, Editor-in-Chief Transferring All those Zeros and Ones To all our loyal followers and readers, “I’m sorry.” In transferring to a WordPress blog, some of our posts did not transfer all neat and tidy. In fact, some look like my nine-year-old grandson wrote them and couldn’t decide the font or […]Read More
A number of self-defeating attitudes, actions, and behaviors will prevent us from being successful in our recovery. They create barriers and obstacles within us that prevent us from recovering.Read More
By: Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT “Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others.” ― Asa Don Brown Reasons to Attend Support Group Putting an addiction behind you is often difficult, especially without the right type of support. Although, there are some people who have managed to escape their addiction with very little to no […]Read More
When we first get into recovery, time takes on a different aspect – there is either too much or not enough. We may become aware of how much time we wasted in our addiction, and desperately try to make up for all the mistakes of the past in one day.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis “What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry’s complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior, let alone search for its roots. ~Stephen King, Dreamcatcher What’s at the Root of Your Self-destructive Behavior? Most people are aware that […]Read More
There are many advantages to living in a recovery home while participating in treatment. 5 of the best reasons will create a solid foundation in a person’s recovery.Read More
“When we make progress quickly, it feeds our emotions. Then, when there’s a period of waiting or we hit a plateau, we find out how committed we really are and whether we’re going to see things through to the finish or quit.” Joyce MeyerRead More
When we sanitize the shocking, we can end up not letting people know the extreme measures our children and grandchildren are taking to get high.
Some advocates and speakers with valuable information end up feeling frustrated and stymied when they can’t be as forthcoming as they would like to help people understand the epidemic of addiction.Read More
There are times that changes don’t occur. Does that mean that all the person was “just an addict”? Not at all. Maria Rudesill remembers her father.Read More
Addiction and recovery have multiple definitions throughout the helping professions and self-help environments. However, the term addiction has always received a negative connotation, and as a result, those dealing with addiction have incorporated a negative view of themselves.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis The Universe Recognizes Morgan How the universe works is a mystery to me. The first message of the day was an announcement that the tribute and memorial to my dog, Morgan, was in this paper. I had chosen to write about her on my other blog, Two Drops of Ink, more […]Read More