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?

Time to Reset Your Recovery Goals?

By marilynldavis

When we first get into recovery, time takes on a different aspect – there is either too much or not enough. We may become aware of how much time we wasted in our addiction, and desperately try to make up for all the mistakes of the past in one day.

Stop Balking at the Changes

By marilynldavis

It is when we cannot see that changes are going to make our life better or that we will feel better because of the modification, we often balk, resist, or create obstacles to change. We give into fears, discuss how difficult it is to change, and create excuses so we don’t have to change.

What Does It Mean to ‘Look at Yourself’ in Recovery?

By marilynldavis

People in my recovery support meetings said I had to look at myself, when that was the last thing I wanted to do. I disliked what I saw in a mirror, let alone go within to discover that I was like the Picture of Dorian Gray, presenting favorably to the world, but full of self-serving, self-centered, unhealthy characteristics, and a perception of evil inside. It was difficult to face, that much like Dorian, I had sold my soul to my addiction.