Why Do Some People Return to Active Addiction?

By marilynldavis

While we’ll get multiple reasons from people we ask, the usual excuses for returning to active addiction seems to fit into the following five excuses.

Are We Living our Recovery?

By marilynldavis

My realization of the value of life was not an epiphany, striking me with profound insight and wisdom on living and dying; more of a learning experience from seeing how many lives ended quickly from addiction, yet how extended many were by recovery.

Cravings: When Our Body and Mind Derail Our Recovery

By marilynldavis

  By: Marilyn L. Davis —- When Our Body and Mind Rebels Against Us —- Our bodies and minds got used to being high. When we take away those substances, either our body or mind or both can react and can start craving the substance. As far back as 1988, when I got into recovery, we’ve…

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.