Finished Treatment? Find a Meeting

By marilynldavis

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…

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…

Addiction Distorts – Recovery Transforms

By marilynldavis

How convenient and dishonest to say that all the harmful things I did to people were in my use. Then I could blame my behaviors, attitudes and actions on a substance, not the shadow aspects of myself or my character defects. Although my use distorted my thinking, behaviors, and attitudes, it was the shadow aspects or myself and my character defects that fueled my actions as much as my use.