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.

Relapse: An Aspect of Addiction, Not Recovery

By marilynldavis

People who have relapsed can learn something from the experience. But, for the rest of us, those lessons are best learned from a distance. We can learn from watching what others go through when they relapse. This is a better alternative than learning first-hand.

Recovery: Going from Battered and Broken to Better

By marilynldavis

By: T. Rose ____ “A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration   Shattered, Tattered, and Battered Recovery begins with us completely broken! That is not…

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…

Thursday Truths: Jess G.

By marilynldavis

By: Jess Gaggi   “Don’t you think you’re quite young?’ ‘I’m twenty-one,’ said Brida. ‘If I wanted to start learning ballet, I’d be considered too old.” ― Paulo Coelho     Yeah, We’re Young: Famous People and Me: Born in 1995 ___ The name is Gaggi, Jess Gaggi. No, it isn’t my maiden name but let’s…