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.

ARE YOU WAITING BY THE POOL OF BETHESDA?

By marilynldavis

By: Noelle Sterne        “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” The Ersatz Elevator                                                                                                                                     …

Thursday Truths: David G.

By marilynldavis

Treating David’s addiction as a primary diagnosis was not the way forward for him. Stopping the use was relatively easy compared to finding the underlying issue on why he did what he did.

Under the Surface: The Untold Stories

By Craig Stratton

We don’t know their stories. We always have to be aware that for some, their childhood experiences before active addiction, have had negative impacts on their recovery.   These experiences can range from trauma, mental disorders, and even negative messages conveyed by loved ones and family members.