from addict 2 advocate

Early Recovery Jobs: Lowered Expectations and Heightened Rewards

At that moment, I truly valued and appreciate this job. It wasn’t prestigious, glamorous, or a job that anyone would covet, but it was my job. And it was a job that let me leave the campus at 10:30 every day, eat a quick mid-morning snack, and make a noon recovery support meeting.

Advertisements
Read More
Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity marilyn l davis from addict 2 advocate

Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity

So, if there’s all these doors to success, why do we miss so many opportunities? Missed Opportunities are the times we fail to capitalize on the activity, occasion, situation or circumstances that would better our lives or ourselves. Each of us has missed opportunities or not taken advantage of an opportunity often due to self-defeating behaviors, including our fears.

Read More
from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Affirmations Help Us Heal in our Recovery

Affirmations have to resonate, vibrate, or echo your desire. If not, there is a block created, as it is unbelievable.
For instance, I could create one stating: I am perfect, just as I am now! Even as I write it, I know it is untrue, therefore, no matter how many times I wrote it, I would not internalize this as a valid affirmation.

Read More
from addict 2 advocate marilyn l davis

Is This All There Is? Bored in Recovery

“I’m bored is a useless thing to say.  I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say, ‘I’m bored. ” ― Louis C.K.

Read More
from addict 2 advocate

Recovery: Remodeling from the Inside Out

“I think that the best kind of change, is the change that comes from the inside and begins its way out until it emerges on the outside; a change that is born underneath then continues and spreads until it has reached the surface.

That’s a true change. A powerful change. And I have found that while we are emerging, changing into something glorious; it is actually us becoming who we really are.― C. JoyBell C.

Read More
from addict 2 advocate

Red Flag Warnings Leading to Relapse

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “Accept that the addiction exists not because of yourself, but in spite of yourself. You did not come into life asking to be programmed this way. It’s not personal to you—millions of others with similar experiences have developed the same mechanisms.  What is personal to you is how you […]

Read More
from addict 2 advocate

Relapse Thinking: 8 Risky Attitudes

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks.” ―  Frank Warre   Who and What to Avoid   Counselors, therapists, and supportive friends, all caution about avoiding people, places, and situations that prompt us to think about using. While these external triggers are powerful, […]

Read More

Because We Cannot See: When Addicts Need an Intervention

When people have clarity, there is no question that using drugs and alcohol are self-defeating. However, when we are in the grips of our addiction, we do not see reality. Many of us require a caring intervention by others to understand just how much harm we have inflicted, the damage to our relationships, and to know that there are still people willing to help.

Read More
from addict 2 advocate

More Afraid of Staying the Same or Changing?

For most of us, we’re afraid when we think about changing the patterns of our lives, whether it’s giving up drugs or alcohol, or changing the way we think, feel, and act. After all, we have done or been something for so long that those actions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are mechanical or habituated. These predictable actions are the norm, and when we leave the comfort zone, we get anxious.

Read More

Recovery Isn’t a Monarchy: There are No Kings or Queens

By: Marilyn L. Davis   Are You Behaving Like a King or Queen in Early Recovery?    “Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” ― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution           Many addicts and alcoholics create the false belief […]

Read More