Recovery and the Moon Both Have Phases

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  By: Marilyn L. Davis       Phases of Recovery and the Moon      “When I look over my past, I see that the stages in my life are like the phases of the moon. I’ve had periods where I was the waxing gibbous: fat with wealth and success. There have been other…

Recovery Started with Participation in Treatment

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By: Marilyn L Davis     Participation: Start with Your Counselor     “I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot   Recently someone referred…

MAKE AMENDS

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To make amends may take effort and gulping down some pride, mustering some courage, and taking an action we’ve been too embarrassed or uncomfortable to take. These feelings are exactly why we should act.

Gambling Addiction is Real

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By: Catherine Townsend-Lyon   “It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.” ― Cara Bertoia   I Was Gambling with My Life and Mental Health   My recovery journey started again in 2006. I woke up in a hospital as the result…