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Recovered Podcast - The Unofficial Alcoholics Anonymous AA Recovery Podcast for The Alcoholic Addict and Al-Anon

This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life. Email - feedback@recoveredcast.com
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Sep 17, 2014 0

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What is your surrender date, where is your home group, who is your sponsor?

Let’s begin with the crucial question.

How the hell do you spell A-Anon?

Before you came into the program, what did you understand Al-Anon to be?

What did you think an Al-Anon meeting would be like?

Why did you attend your first meeting?

Describe your first meeting.

What was the first thing that you learned in Al-Anon?

What was the first thing you read in al-anon?

Why did you go back?

What is an Al-Anon meeting like, how is it structured?

Who should go?

What are the requirements for membership?

What if the person is not sure if their loved one is actually an alcoholic, should they go even if their loved one just drinks to much once in a while?

What about people that are in AA, are they welcome  or do they just fuck it up?

For the experienced AA who goes to their first meeting, do you have any advice?  Should the AA talk about their AA experience in their Al-Anon meeting?  What about the pamphlet, This is Al-Anon?

WE HAVE PHONE CALLS

CRISTIE, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE PHONE CALLS?

Is Al-Anon a support group?

Can you ask questions at your first Al-Anon meeting?

Are there different types of meetings?

What is your favorite type, why?

What is your least favorite, why?

What about the higher power thing, how does this work in Al-Anon?

How long should someone stay in Al-Anon?

What if your loved one is a drug addict, is that a problem?

What was the major obstacle that prevented you from Al-Anon?

Do you use the steps?

Do you use the traditions?

What about sponsors, are they encouraged?

How has Al-Anon changed your life?

Our primary audience are alcoholics in recovery.   I think they all qualify, do you?

Talk to the person who has been affected by someone else's drinking,

Talk to the person who is struggling to keep the secretes.

Talk to the person who has had it with making excuses.

Talk to the person who can’t stand to be with their alcoholic but can’t stand to be apart from their alcoholic, 

What would you say to this person?  Is there hope?

 

Sep 9, 2014 0

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Zohydro - new opioid painkiller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJxr8PZ3lI

Recovery High Schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S82_0kUCFM

Alcohol Tags

 

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/sobriety_tags_for_offenders_who_abuse_alcohol

 

Before program, what did you think of the concept of surrender?

What did it mean in your work life?

What did it mean in school?

What did it mean in personal life/relationships?

Was the concept of surrender a positive or negative?

 

When you first came into the program, what did you hear about surrender?

How was it explained relative to step 1.

What were your initial thoughts/feelings about surrender?

 

Did you experience any anxiety when surrender was discussed as a recovery tool? Why?

Did you experience relief when surrender was discussed as a recovery tool? Why?

 

How is acceptance and surrender related?

How are they different?

 

How is being powerless related to surrender?

Is turning your life over related to surrender?

 

WE HAVE CALLS ON HOLD

WHAT TO TAKE SOME CALLS?

ALEX

 

What is stinking thinking?

How can surrender be a tool against stinking thinking?

 

The persistent illusion is commonly read before meetings

The Persistent Illusion or the beginning of Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.

 

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.

 

How does this statement relate to surrender?

 

To the new person listening, what would you say to this person listening right now about the importance of surrender in your program when you were new and now.

 

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Sep 3, 2014 0

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Step 2 - Came to believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity

Let's try to avoid referencing the religions because that can really adversely influence how our listeners hear our story.

Many of us have our understanding of a higher power formed by the spiritual tradition we grew up with. 

Did you grow up in a family with a spiritual tradition?

Tell me some of the positive aspects of the religion you grew up with.

Tell me of the negative aspects of the religion you grew up with.

Describe what God or higher power meant to you just before you entered program.

Describe your higher power today.

Tell me about the difference or similarity.

Have you made a break with your family's religion or have you stayed with it? 

Talk about why you have taken your particular course of action. 

Some people like nature, work, AA, police, parents, clergy can be a power greater than ourselves.  

Have you ever used this example to convince yourself that there must be a power greater than yourself?

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Usually, we are attracted to a higher power because they possess attributes we desire.  Attributes such as love, mercy, forgiveness, acceptance, etc., we want these things to be part of our recovering life.

Tell me about some of your best friends from childhood or adolescence. 

Tell me what you liked best about them and what they liked best about you? 

Do you think that these qualities have any relationship to a Higher Power? Explain. 

Have you ever encountered situations or people who have helped you to understand what a "Higher Power" or God is all about?

What does sanity to mean to you?

Before program, what did sanity mean to you?

How does a higher power and sanity relate in your life?

How does step 2 work in your life today?

Some say step 1 is the problem, step 2 is the solution.

How is Step 2 the solution to alcoholism?

Many of our listeners are new.  Many haven’t even gone to their first meeting.  many probably feel alienated from God, people, everyone.  Talk to this person.  What would you like to say to this person about Step 2, about a higher power, about sanity.

Aug 30, 2014 0

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Aug 28, 2014 0

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Aug 26, 2014 0

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Aug 24, 2014 0

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In the Extras area of the App, we have links to websites we like.  Just tap the lower case "e" located at the lower right hand of iPhone sceen and then tap links  Remember, in this same area of the app, we have the Big Book, the 12 and 12, along with a daily reader.  Please support Sober Life Mouthwash, your support of this product supports the podcast.

 

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Aug 21, 2014 0

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Aug 19, 2014 0

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Moderation Management

Made direct amends to such people

whenever possible, except when to do so would injure

them or others

Tell us your initial reaction when you first read this step?

What was your experience in preparation?

What amends do you think that you already made before you got to this step? 

After you have had your first encounter with making amends,

what happened? 

How did you feel about it? 

How did the other person respond? 

What have you learned from this? 

What would you do differently next time?

After you had done your first several encounters for making

amends (for example, after 5 times of making amends),what were your overall impressions?

Is there anything common with your first? 

Did  anything surprise you? 

Did anything disappoint you? 

How did you feel about the process and how has it affected you?

We have calls on hold

Do you want to take some calls/

Zach - Financial

Nathan - amends to myself

Bronte - ARROW BUTTON BELOW - superstar

What amends do you have the most difficulty making? 

What do you need to do to be able to make these amends?

How has making amends affected your relationship with others?

How are you dealing with the feedback from others after making

amends? 

How are you feeling? 

How are you dealing with the desire to defend yourself?

Write down any other amends that you found that you needed to

make after starting the process of making amends.

How can you celebrate or honor the completion of your making

amends (step 9)?

Have you had any dreams about making amends? If so, describe

them in detail.

Describe any celebrations or activities that you have done to honor

the completion of your making amends.

 

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