Casualties of Addiction: Our Children

By marilynldavis

Did I realize that I’d taken up arms against my children when I started using? No, I did not set out to harm them; however, that was the result.  And just as the history books record the injustices done, each of my children recollects the harm from her perspective. 

Addiction Distorts – Recovery Transforms

By marilynldavis

How convenient and dishonest to say that all the harmful things I did to people were in my use. Then I could blame my behaviors, attitudes and actions on a substance, not the shadow aspects of myself or my character defects. Although my use distorted my thinking, behaviors, and attitudes, it was the shadow aspects or myself and my character defects that fueled my actions as much as my use.

Thursday Truths: Andrea C.

By marilynldavis

My name is Andrea. My clean date is 3/29/10.   Early Rejections and Emotional Voids   I was born in 1980 to a single mother. I was not her first child; my sister is three years older than me and has always taken care of me like a second mother. My grandparents were well off…

Thursday Truths: Dave D.

By marilynldavis

Growing Up, I Never Grew Up   My name is David Delorenzo. I was born June 2, 1981. My clean date is May 1, 2015. So that’s three years and some change. I grew up in San Diego California. I am the youngest of three boys. My two brothers are only a year and a…