In My Recovery, What Do I Really Control?

By marilynldavis

By: Marilyn L. Davis   Giving Up the Illusion of Control “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free The idea that I have control over anything other than…

Relapse Thinking: 8 Risky Attitudes

By marilynldavis

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “Relapse doesn’t have to be part of recovery any more than return has to be part of cancer.”― Toni Sorenson   Who and What to Avoid   Counselors, therapists, sponsors, and supportive friends, all caution about avoiding people, places, and situations that prompt us to think about using. While these…

It’s A Feeling; It Will Pass

By Craig Stratton

But why do people use?  In each of the three categories there’s a common denominator – feelings and emotions.  You know, those things that we do our best to guard and to avoid discussing.  The way we deal with them often dictates  how our day will be and how we respond or react to different situations. 

Want to Change? Then There’s Work to Do!

By marilynldavis

If you find yourself in the cycle of only identifying the problem, ask yourself, do I have the want and the willingness to change something?
 
But continuing to just ponder the problem, leads to frustration, tension and guilt. In the case of addiction, not changing can and does lead to harsher outcomes.