Recovery: When You Contribute, We All Learn

By marilynldavis

We had a new member in our group tonight. Most of the women have over six months in recovery and facilitating this group, I’ve gotten to know them.  I never expect the newest to speak first, but always acknowledge them and let them know that they may either speak first or let us know when they are ready to introduce themselves; but to always feel free to contribute to the conversation at any time.

If They Love You Now, Why Change?

By marilynldavis

If you think about this logically, anyone that “falls in love” with you early in your recovery is getting involved with a person that you are trying to change. Therefore, you would have to stay the same to sustain the relationship, and that would be the exact opposite of what you are trying to accomplish in yo

Recovery Warriors: The People Who Help Us

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis   Fair-weather Friends Aren’t Warriors     “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.” ― Kimberly Belle, The Ones We Trust   I remember my dad talking about fair-weather friends, those who are with us when everything is going smoothly; we’ve got drugs, or…