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Recovery: An Adventure or Ordeal? It’s All in the Attitude

“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.” ― Katherine Mansfield

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Why Isn’t My Life Better, I’m Not Using!

    By: Marilyn L. Davis   “What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry’s complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior – let alone search for its roots. ~Stephen King, Dreamcatcher     What are Self-destructive Behaviors?   Self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors are any behaviors that […]

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Changes Give Us Hope for a Better Future marilyn l davis from addict 2 advocate

Changes Give Us Hope for a Better Future

For many addicts and alcoholics coming to terms with the puzzle of addiction – knowing they need to change and doing the complete opposite is frustrating and scary. However, the good news is that the barriers and objections are within you and that means you have the ability to change them. It’s just a matter of isolating them, examining them and then changing what doesn’t work or fit anymore.

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Okay, I Need to Change – But to What?

In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery.  For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes.  I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.

Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.

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