Do I Have to Work on my Recovery, Today?

By marilynldavis

The success of your recovery depends on maintaining vigilance or awareness. You’ve worked hard to give up drugs and alcohol; that’s the getting into recovery. If we don’t work on our recovery every day, we run the risk of becoming complacent, and that’s a dangerous place to be. Are you safe-guarding your recovery today with routines?

Recovery Isn’t a Monarchy: There are No Kings or Queens

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis     Are You Behaving Like a King or Queen in Early Recovery?    “Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” ― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution           Many addicts and alcoholics create the false…

Return Journey – Making Amends on the Spiritual Highway

By marilynldavis

“It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally, physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.” ― Anthony Kiedis, lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and author of Scar Tissue
But that’s the cycle of addiction. 
 
Rather than be trapped in the loop of addiction, travel that road again and see what you missed on the first trip.

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.