Denial, Addiction and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

By marilynldavis

Before the truth can set us free, we have to know which lie is holding us hostage. Here are 15 ways that denial of the problem keeps us in our addiction and keeps us from recovering.

How Cognitive Distortions Harm our Recovery

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By: Marilyn L. Davis    “Cognitive distortions can be defined as faulty or problematic ways of thinking about ourselves and the world that leave us feeling anxious, out of control and often helpless.” ― Sonali Gupta, Anxiety: Overcome It and Live Without Fear   What are Cognitive Distortions?   People in 12 Step based meetings refer to…

More Will Be Revealed

By marilynldavis

  By: Ben Rose  “Ch-ch-ch-changes” David Bowie Change is inevitable. Good change, bad change, everything changes. In recovery, we hope that the changes are for the better. If we are working the steps correctly and taking the suggestions as written, the odds are that changes will be favorable, and at times, startling. The other day I…

In My Recovery, What Do I Really Control?

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By: Marilyn L. Davis   Giving Up the Illusion of Control “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free The idea that I have control over anything other than…