Recovery Is In Bloom

By marilynldavis

By: Ben Rose     GENEROSITY OF THE SEASON    Ramadan Kareem translates to, “Have a generous Ramadan.” Allahu Akram often follows this greeting, “The Lord is much more generous.” This greeting and response are standard this time of year in The Muslim faith. Fasting from sunrise to sunset to celebrate the revelation of the Quran,…

Finished Treatment? Find a Meeting

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By: Marilyn L. Davis    You’ll Find Your Support at a Meeting   “There are multiple pathways to addiction recovery, and ALL are cause for celebration!” ~ William L. White   Been There, Done That   Mutual aid and recovery support groups have been around since 1944, continuing to grow in numbers, types, philosophies, and orientations.   While…

Words

By marilynldavis

By: Ben Rose   What is the Importance of Words?   “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. ~William Jefferson Clinton I have had many discussions with people of late, both inside and outside of recovery meetings, on the topic of word meanings. As an author, words are important to me.…

More Will Be Revealed

By marilynldavis

  By: Ben Rose  “Ch-ch-ch-changes” David Bowie Change is inevitable. Good change, bad change, everything changes. In recovery, we hope that the changes are for the better. If we are working the steps correctly and taking the suggestions as written, the odds are that changes will be favorable, and at times, startling. The other day I…

5 Types of Recovery Journals

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By: Marilyn L. Davis      Whatever You’re Feeling – They Will Come Out Think about all those bottled up and numbed feelings that you ignored in your use. Guess what? They didn’t go away. They’ve just been waiting until you stopped using to pop back up. And now, you don’t know what to do…