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Jun 23, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Jun 22, 2016

"Reading recovery literature is another important tool of the program. It helps to educate, motivate, and inspire us. Reading recovery literature helps us learn how to stay sober and work a recovery program specifically tailored for us." This does however assume you are literate and sighted, which is not always the case.

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How about you?
When you were new, what were you told to read?

How was it effective?
How did you use recovery literature, what were your routines?

What were some of your favorite titles when you were new?

What websites, blogs, or podcasts do you use in your recovery?

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Share some of your experiences

Some of my books I have read

Big Book
Big Book Commentary by Frank Dwyer
12 and 12
Daily Meditations
24 Hours a Day
How Alanon Works
Blueprint for Progress
Courage to Change
A New Pair of Glasses
Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers
As Bill Sees it
Drop the Rock
The Golden Key
Three scriptures foundational according to Dr. Bob
The Sermon on the Mount
The Book of James
1 Cor 13

Ever thought about the fact that the programs assumes you can read?

I knew a guy who was illiterate in the program
In aa we have a tradition where the introduction to the meeting includes readings from approved literature and is shared by different members
Ken could never participate in this
He couldn’t read the Big Book. But Ken could pray
He might be the most spiritual person I knew.

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What would you say to the new guy?

Jun 15, 2016

We people who manage to escape addiction did so by taking responsibility for our own plight. When abusing substances we may have had plenty of justifications that absolved our accountability, but such irrational thinking cannot follow us into sobriety. Recovery begins when we take responsibility for our situation and decide to improve things.

Responsibility Defined
The word responsibility means an individual who has a moral, legal, or mental accountability for something. It means that people are answerable for any act performed, and its consequences. Responsibility is based on the idea that humans are capable of making choices, and therefore they should be responsible for these choices.

This means that if there are negative consequences for some action by an individual they should be prepared to be accountable for this.

In previous generations it was assumed that people fell into addiction because they were just bad people. The disease theory of addiction became popular during the middle of the last century, and this puts forward the idea that the addict is not fully to blame for their situation. They have a brain disease,

and it is this that drives the addiction. This would imply that the addict is no more responsible for their condition than the diabetic.

While many would agree that the individual is not responsible for falling into addiction they certainly have a responsibility to get themselves out of this situation. Nobody else can do this for them so if they fail to take responsibility they are doomed to an unpleasant ending.

Some individuals use the disease theory as justification for their failure to escape addiction, but this argument is not valid at all. If people choose to continue to abuse alcohol and drugs they are fully responsible for the outcome.

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What was your initial reaction when you heard that Recovery is My Responsibility was going to be the topic?
Where do you want to start?

Before drugs and alcohol, were you a responsible person?

How were you irresponsible when you started using?
Why did you become irresponsible?
What were some of the consequences of being irresponsible?
How did it affect your relationships with family, friends, higher power, employer, self?

When you first came into program, did you have unrealistic expectations of the fellowship to get you sober? Explain?

How did you come to the realization that your recovery is your responsibility?
What does Recovery is My Responsibility mean to you today?
Why is being responsible for your own recovery important to you?

How did you learn to be more responsible?
What steps, service work, prayer, slogan, sponsor advice, etc. helped?

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Jun 9, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

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Jun 8, 2016

The problem of evil is the most serious problem in the world. It is also the one serious objection to the existence of God. If God is all knowing and all powerful, what kind of God would allow bad things to happen to good people. Many of us coming into recovery have had terrible things happen to us and we blamed God for it. Now, as a newcomer, we find out that a relationship with a higher power is suggested, maybe even necessary, for a successful life in sobriety.

My current form of spirituality is that I experience my Higher Power in relationships. It is usually people who hurt me and I project these negative emotions and blame on God. I have also learned how to forgive God by forgiving people, including myself.

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So, that is the topic tonight. How do we deal with God when his will seems cruel.

When you were growing up, did you experience trauma?
Did you blame God?

When you came in, what was your relationship with higher power?
How did you develop your relationship with higher power?

Have you experienced tragedy/heartbreak since recovery?
Have you been angry with God since recovery?

How did you deal with that?

Let’s talk about forgiveness as a recovery tool.
When I have been hurt, I find that it is best for me to get to forgiveness as soon as possible. But this is a journey usually, because anger, shame, revenge, all these negative emotions have to be felt and moved through. But it has been my experience that Forgiveness is something I do for myself, not a favor I do to the other party.
Why is forgiveness something you do for yourself?
What has been your experience?

Forgiveness is not a matter of exonerating people who have hurt you. They may not deserve exoneration. Forgiveness means cleansing your soul of the bitterness of ‘what might have been,’ ‘what should have been,’ and ‘what didn’t have to happen.’
Have you ever tried to change the past?

Someone has defined forgiveness as ‘giving up all hope of having had a better past.

Service Work is another tool in dealing with tragedy.
The purpose in life is not to win. The purpose in life is to grow and to share.
How has service work giving you purpose in life?

Good people will do good things, lots of them, because they are good people. They will do bad things because they are human.
Why is it true that to err is to be human? Why should you be compassionate to someone who makes mistakes?

Gratitude can help when dealing with bad situations
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Does gratitude help you in recovery?

The We part of the program is also helpful
One man alone can't defeat the forces of evil, but many good people coming together can.
What does this mean to you?

We have responsibility for our own happiness
God’s job is not to make sick people healthy. That’s the doctor’s job. God’s job is to make sick people brave.
What does this mean to you?

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Jun 4, 2016

Introduction
Kurt….
I had the privilege to meet you relatively recently
I think I first met you you at Gregg and chrissy’s house last year
You are Russ’ sponsor, right?
Since then, the three of us have tried to get together on a monthly basis and I use you guys as a sort of steering committee for this show.

For this I am grateful for your wisdom and insight.

Let’s start where we always start.
Kurt, what is your sobriety date?
Who is your sponsor?
Where is your homegroup?

 

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Your Story
Tell us where were you born and your family of origin.
What were your religious experiences?
Tell us your early story up until your bottom
Describe your bottom and early recovery.
Describe how you worked the steps.
What did you learn?
Tell us one amends story.
When was the obsession to drink removed?
Have you had a spiritual experience?
Describe how you work your program today.

Trauma and its Effects on Disease/Recovery
Have you had trauma(s) in your life?
How did that (they) affect your disease?
How did it affect your program?
How does it affect you today?

Advice
What was the #1 thing that was holding you back from entering recovery?
What is the best recovery advice you ever received?
What is something that is working for your recovery program right now?
Beside the Big Book, what is the best recovery book you have read?

Hope
What would you say to the new guy?

Jun 1, 2016

"The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison." [1]

"Grouch" is not the name of a Sesame Street puppet. It means a "fit of temper." [2]

Today, a brainstorming is generally considered by normal people to be a bunch of people creatively bouncing brilliant ideas off each other. Back in 1938 when the Big Book was written, a brainstorm was considered to be "an outburst of passion or agitation so violent as temporarily to deprive one of reason".[3]

Psychologists will tell us that Violent temperament and agitation cuts us off from our access to sound reasoning. Agitation can also hinder our spiritual connections. So, if a brainstorm is a Spiritual sickness coupled with loss of intellectual reasoning, it is no wonder life becomes unmanageable and we feel adrift.

Sometimes, Life brings us to a place where we experience cruelty or injustice caused by people, places, and things. How I can determine how healthy I am in my spiritual life is by how I respond to those who disturb me.

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When you first learned of this topic, what did you first think? Where would like to begin with this topic?

What does “the Grouch” mean to you?
What does the “brainstorm” mean to you?
Why are they bad for you?

This part of the big book focuses on
Resentments

When I first came into the program, I was told that looking at my resentments could be a journey of self discovery. It could be a key to lasting sobriety.
I had no idea what this meant.
I just knew I was pissed, jealous, and a victim.

How was talking about resentments helpful?
What about you?

When you first came in, what were some of your resentments?

Resentment means to re-live a past injury,
To cultivate this memory, to protect it.
What are your thoughts about this definition?

How can let go and let God help?

What are your thoughts about resentments leading to self-pity?
Has this happened to you?
What was the effect?
Where does self pity lead you?

What are your thoughts about the relationship between resentment and humility?
How is humility the cure for resentments?
How does this relate to Step 7?

When you were new, who did you think was to blame for these resentments?

What were your thoughts that you are the one who may be the cause of your resentment.
That maybe you got the ball rolling?

When dealing with resentments now, what tools do you use?
What steps help?
How do meetings help?
How is a sponsor helpful?
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May 26, 2016

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The 12 and 12

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