Addiction: It’s Devastating for Every Family

By marilynldavis

By: Chelsea Vaughn                                                             I Think There’s Something Wrong in my Family   What do you do when you can tell something is not quite right…

Sedated Secrets: Waking up to the Nightmare of Sexual Abuse

By marilynldavis

“Abuse manipulates and twists a child’s natural sense of trust and love. Her innocent feelings are belittled or mocked, and she learns to ignore her feelings. She can’t afford to feel the full range of feelings in her body while she’s being abused—pain, outrage, hate, vengeance, confusion, arousal. So she short-circuits them and goes numb.”

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: 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…