MEETINGS AREN’T THE ONLY WAY

By marilynldavis

by: Ben Rose   Meetings – a Must?   Meeting Makers Make it. ~AA Slogan I have heard it said time and again that to get sober, one must: Attend meetings Get a sponsor Work the steps  I agree with the idea behind these statements. I attend numerous meetings a week, have a sponsor and work…

Stinkin’ Thinkin’ and the Negative Results

By marilynldavis

In meetings, we’ll hear people talk about Stinking Thinking and know they’re talking about the faulty logic or the negative thoughts. But what are some types of thinking that get us in trouble, cause us to view the world through a distorted lens, or just don’t make sense when we analyze them? 

Thursday Truths: Ben R.

By marilynldavis

As an old spiritual says, “nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.” I suspect though that most addicts know. My problems in life were not unique, I just had more of them than most. And, my problems were compounded from an early age.

Gambling Addiction is Real

By marilynldavis

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…

6 Reasons Why Participating in Support Groups is Beneficial

By marilynldavis

  By: Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT “Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others.” ― Asa Don Brown Reasons to Attend Support Group Putting an addiction behind you is often difficult, especially without the right type of support. Although, there are some people who have managed to escape their addiction with very little to no…