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 […]
Start your day by isolating your negative emotions and the fears beneath them. Next, create a calming statement and test how you feel about the situation after you write your calming statement. Do this for 30 days and see if you don’t see a difference in how you regulate your fears. Here are some examples to get you started.Read More
I could not dissipate those feelings and was alone in my armor with them. It was an insidious trap. However, most of us who are semi-delusional from our use, do not understand that while we think we’re protecting ourselves, we are also preventing ourselves from receiving help.Read More
“Abuse manipulates and twists a child’s natural sense of trust and love. Her innocent feelings are belittled or mocked, and she learns to ignore her feelings. She can’t afford to feel the full range of feelings in her body while she’s being abused—pain, outrage, hate, vengeance, confusion, arousal. So she short-circuits them and goes numb.”Read More
“It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally, physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.” ― Anthony Kiedis, lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and author of Scar Tissue
But that’s the cycle of addiction.
Rather than be trapped in the loop of addiction, travel that road again and see what you missed on the first trip.
“…It’s why we have this second chance, and we can’t throw it away. Besides, you were the one who said we’re not exactly the same as we were back then. If we’re not the same, then things can turn out differently.” ― Michelle MadowRead More
In our addiction, we keep having the same experiences, over, and over, and over, like an endless loop.Read More
I Gave Up Drugs, Why Can’t I Function?
I got into recovery and wasn’t functioning well, because I did not realize how much damage I had done to my body and brain.
From Addict 2 Advocate is growing, publishing guest writers, finding the best information out there to help people get and keep their recovery, and give people support, resources, and time-tested solutions for their problems.Read More
As a child of, a wife of, a niece of, and probably a granddaughter of an alcoholic, I developed my own case of Alcoholism. My bottle did not contain liquor; it contained Worry and an assortment of other poisonous spirits that lured me into a wild-and-crazy way of dancing through my life.Read More
Some family and friends never extend the same amount of trust because they simply will not put themselves in a vulnerable position again. The pain our addiction caused them is too much to forget so quickly.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis “I believe in recovery, and as a role model, I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ― Ann Richards A Public Role Models for All of Us ___ ___ Ann Richards became the 45th governor of Texas. She appointed record numbers […]Read More