Thinking Your Way Out of A Relapse

By marilynldavis

  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…

Do I Have to Work on my Recovery, Today?

By marilynldavis

The success of your recovery depends on maintaining vigilance or awareness. You’ve worked hard to give up drugs and alcohol; that’s the getting into recovery. If we don’t work on our recovery every day, we run the risk of becoming complacent, and that’s a dangerous place to be. Are you safe-guarding your recovery today with routines?

Rise and Whine or Rise and Shine?

By marilynldavis

Changing the way we think takes time. Recovery allows us to learn new skills, attitudes, and actions, but it also gives us time to unlearn the self-defeating patterns of negative thinking.

When we begin the day on a positive note, it makes the day and our recovery shine.

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? 

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.