She is the Assistant Editor at Two Drops of Ink, encouraging other writers to share their creativity and talents. She believes in the power of words and knows that how something is said is just as important as what is said.
Marilyn is a firm believer in the power of collaboration, knowing that most endeavors require teamwork.
A recovery curriculum author with 29 years of abstinence-based recovery, she advocates for and writes to the addicted population. Her recovery curriculum, Therapeutic Integrated Educational Recovery System (TIERS) breaks addiction down into the variables and then offers time-tested exercises for healing. It was used in the award-winning recovery home she opened for women in 1990.
Closing the house in 2011, gave her the opportunity to spread the message that recovery works to a larger audience online. Her other blog, From Addict 2 Advocate
explores addiction, recovery, making positive changes, and codependency, with a focus on writing so that people can relate, heal and become the best person they can be.
Marilyn is a regular guest writer at The Sober World and Keys to Recovery Newspaper
Marilyn was given a Hero Award in 2017 for her FB participation on recovery sites. Her passions for writing, recovery, and helping others means that collaboration works for any type of blog.
In 2016, the Friends of Recovery Book Reviewers group awarded her “Best Addiction Writer” for the year. She is excited that her words may help another recover.
In 2008, Brenau University created the Marilyn Davis Community Service Learning Award: an ongoing award given to individuals advocating for mental health, wellness, and recovery.
In 2010, she was awarded the Liberty Bell Award by the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, given to non-attorneys for contributions to the criminal justice system and communities. She advocates for rehabilitation rather than incarceration for non-violent addicts and alcoholics.