Denial, Addiction and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Before the truth can set us free, we have to know which lie is holding us hostage. Here are 15 ways that denial of the problem keeps us in our addiction and keeps us from recovering.

In My Recovery, What Do I Really Control?

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   Giving Up the Illusion of Control “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free The idea that I have control over anything other than…

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…

P-Rae Jackson – Recovery at 15

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By: Penelope, P-Rae Jackson   It Could Have Been   I had nothing to offer anybody, except my own confusion – Jack Kerouac So, there I am, sitting in the recliner at my therapist’s office. He smiles. “What do we say when we meet new people, Penelope?” “Welcome to the shit show,” I reply. “He…

Don’t Judge the Suggestion – Just Try It

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  By: Marilyn L. Davis   Their Advice and Suggestions Worked for Them “Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it.” ― Sophie Kinsella I was in line at the grocery store the other day, and the woman in front of me was on her phone. Not…