Addiction: Are You Filling a Void or Numbing the Too Full?

By marilynldavis

“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Relapse: An Aspect of Addiction, Not Recovery

By marilynldavis

People who have relapsed can learn something from the experience. But, for the rest of us, those lessons are best learned from a distance. We can learn from watching what others go through when they relapse. This is a better alternative than learning first-hand.

From Addiction to Recovery: Negative to Positive

By Donnie Huffman

It wasn’t that I had the delusions and hallucinations of the schizophrenic, or the manic episodes of the bipolar sufferer.  I had a condition that would have me seek to put a pill bottle or a pipe in my hand like magnetism.  I had a mentality that weighed incarceration and a lack of real employability as acceptable risks.  The benefit of temporary sanity and calm that came from booze and dope had made all the pitfalls worth it.