Are You Thinking Too Much in Your Recovery?

By marilynldavis

We judge ourselves harshly remembering all the bad choices we made in our addiction and then get trapped in our thinking and don’t make a decision because we’re afraid we’ll make another bad choice.

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.

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.

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.