Recovery is Repairing Each Relationship

By marilynldavis

Relationships could be like the Kintsukuroi, where gold is used to repair damaged pottery and is considered more valuable with its brokenness but that doesn’t always happen in families.

Recovery Means No More Fake Appearances

By marilynldavis

Addiction forces us to present a fake appearance. We smile, when every fiber of our being is screaming in pain. We posture as friendly, when all we want to do is get our dope and leave. We pretend that we have it all together when we take our children to school or football. We show fake emotions because we are so embarrassed and frightened by our authentic ones. 

Casualties of Addiction: Our Children

By marilynldavis

Did I realize that I’d taken up arms against my children when I started using? No, I did not set out to harm them; however, that was the result.  And just as the history books record the injustices done, each of my children recollects the harm from her perspective.