How Cognitive Distortions Harm our Recovery

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By: Marilyn L. Davis    “Cognitive distortions can be defined as faulty or problematic ways of thinking about ourselves and the world that leave us feeling anxious, out of control and often helpless.” ― Sonali Gupta, Anxiety: Overcome It and Live Without Fear   What are Cognitive Distortions?   People in 12 Step based meetings refer to…

More Will Be Revealed

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  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…

Thinking Your Way Out of A Relapse

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  By: Ben Rose  “Free your mind, and your ass will follow” – Funkadelic   Stinking Thinking Gets You Closer to a Relapse Addictive thinking is a potential sign of relapse. While this isn’t a new concept for those in recovery, we must remember it. Changing addictive thinking and stinking thinking means replacing distorted and…

The Power of Shared Experiences

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By: Marilyn L. Davis     “Share with others what is working and not working and watch the magic happen in your life as you help others.”― Richie Norton   Who Shares Matters – Or Does It?    The addicted population is one of the most shortsighted groups regarding who we listen to and learn…

Thanksgiving: Terrific for Some; Triggers for Others

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by: Marilyn L. Davis   Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? Trigger Alert     “This is the moment I realize that our traumas never really go away. They live inside of us, in the deepest darkest pits of our own tiny hells. Cocked and loaded, waiting for someone to come along and pull the trigger.”―…