LIFE AND RECOVERY: THEY ARE BALANCING ACTS

By marilynldavis

Ben Rose looks at life and remembers that life wasn’t always one extreme or the other, even in his addiction.

Are We Living our Recovery?

By marilynldavis

My realization of the value of life was not an epiphany, striking me with profound insight and wisdom on living and dying; more of a learning experience from seeing how many lives ended quickly from addiction, yet how extended many were by recovery.

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.