Addiction: Dormant or Bursting into Full Bloom?

By marilynldavis

While those are only five ways to keep an addiction dormant, the most important one for me, is don’t pick up the substance that made the addiction burst into bloom in the first place. I’d like you to add to the fives ways to keep an addiction dormant. Just leave a comment, thanks.

15 Ways We Try to Avoid Our Addiction

By marilynldavis

For many of us, admitting that there is a substance abuse problem or addiction creates fear, shame, and embarrassment. As a result, the only way we can come to terms with it is to avoid it. Avoiding the truth of the problem relies on denying that there is a problem, rationalizing or justifying.

Stinkin’ Thinkin’ and the Negative Results

By marilynldavis

In meetings, we’ll hear people talk about Stinking Thinking and know they’re talking about the faulty logic or the negative thoughts. But what are some types of thinking that get us in trouble, cause us to view the world through a distorted lens, or just don’t make sense when we analyze them? 

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. 

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…