5 Types of Recovery Journals

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis      Whatever You’re Feeling – They Will Come Out Think about all those bottled up and numbed feelings that you ignored in your use. Guess what? They didn’t go away. They’ve just been waiting until you stopped using to pop back up. And now, you don’t know what to do…

Recovery: Just Pass the Answers On

By marilynldavis

Another benefit from passing on good recovery advice is that you free up space in your brain to learn the lessons you need at this time, plus you get to feel useful, helpful, and caring – and those are generally not the qualities we had in our addiction. So, today, where can you pass it on? Look for opportunities to share and care.

17 Spiritual Principles That Will Change Your Life

By marilynldavis

In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery.  For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes.  I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.

Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.

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.

Recovery Means No More Fake Appearances

By marilynldavis

Addiction forces us to present a fake appearance. We smile, when every fiber of our being is screaming in pain. We posture as friendly, when all we want to do is get our dope and leave. We pretend that we have it all together when we take our children to school or football. We show fake emotions because we are so embarrassed and frightened by our authentic ones.