Relapse Thinking: 8 Risky Attitudes

By marilynldavis

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “Relapse doesn’t have to be part of recovery any more than return has to be part of cancer.”― Toni Sorenson   Who and What to Avoid   Counselors, therapists, sponsors, and supportive friends, all caution about avoiding people, places, and situations that prompt us to think about using. While these…

How Urgent Is Your Need for Change? 

By marilynldavis

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.

Recovery: Reacting or Responding?

By marilynldavis

That’s the thing about reacting. Often it’s when we don’t feel in control of a situation, or we have predicted the outcome before it happens. But I had to find a solution, or I’d explode on someone else, or implode and feel crappy.