Recovery is Like a Puzzle: Learn to Examine the Pieces

By marilynldavis

When you learn to separate the various pieces of the puzzle, they become manageable pieces – to change, keep, or modify.  This makes any overwhelming problem puzzle easier to solve.  

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. 

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?