Noticed Negative Patterns of Behavior? Then Make Changes

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis ____ Isolated Incidents or a Pattern of Behaviors?   “If we experience any failures or setbacks, we do not forget them because they offend our self-esteem. Instead, we reflect on them deeply, trying to figure out what went wrong and discerned whether there are any patterns to our mistakes.” Robert Greene When…

My Home-bound Recovery During COVID-19: Purging and Using Podcasts

By marilynldavis

Whether you’re home because of COVID, work restrictions, furloughs, or layoffs, don’t let your recovery suffer.

Seek out an online meeting.
Connect with recovery-oriented people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media
Write a guest post for From Addict 2 Advocate
Cherish loved ones
Facetime your recovery friends
Read meditation books
Read recovery literature

Changing You: A Full-time Job

By marilynldavis

It was at that point that I knew that change was a lifelong job; that it would create fears, uncover aspects of myself that generated and caused embarrassment, but that I would only benefit from my recovery if I went beyond not using to healing the underlying motives that produced negative outcomes in my life. 

Do I Have to Work on my Recovery, Today?

By marilynldavis

The success of your recovery depends on maintaining vigilance or awareness. You’ve worked hard to give up drugs and alcohol; that’s the getting into recovery. If we don’t work on our recovery every day, we run the risk of becoming complacent, and that’s a dangerous place to be. Are you safe-guarding your recovery today with routines?