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…

What Does It Mean to ‘Look at Yourself’ in Recovery?

By marilynldavis

People in my recovery support meetings said I had to look at myself, when that was the last thing I wanted to do. I disliked what I saw in a mirror, let alone go within to discover that I was like the Picture of Dorian Gray, presenting favorably to the world, but full of self-serving, self-centered, unhealthy characteristics, and a perception of evil inside. It was difficult to face, that much like Dorian, I had sold my soul to my addiction.

We Are All in Recovery from Something

By marilynldavis

Families develop a blind eye about the elephant in the room, and pretend that something so obvious as the neglect, abuse, or dysfunction do not exist. Recovering from these issues is as important as recovering from addiction.

When the Ripple Effect Hits Home

By marilynldavis

  By: Alison Smela   “The ripple effect. You throw a pebble into the water and it creates ripples. Your action was to throw the pebble—the representation of your choice. That’s all that you can control. But not the ripples—those are the consequences of your choice. And that you cannot control.” ― Michele Bardsley   Spiritual…