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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 2, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

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Let’s begin this important topic with you,’what was your family of origin like, did you have brothers and sisters, were you grandparents around?  What about your aunts and uncles?

Exploring the past is important in recovery, why is this true for you?

How do secrets and denial keep a family sick?

Why are secrets and denial common in the alcoholic family?

How does growing up in this environment of secrets and denial affect you as an adult?

How does the past pain affect your present?

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Ruth T Washington

Did you have trauma as a child?

How did this affect you in your disease?

What are some of the things you had to unlearn?

What steps, slogans, prayers, people helped in this process of healing?

How has your family of origin helped you in recovery?

How are you trying to break the cycle of alcoholic family tendencies in your present family?

Aug 30, 2015

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The 12 and 12

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Aug 25, 2015

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Webster says that discernment is the ability to judge well.

But, true discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong;

it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary,

the essential from the indifferent, and the

permanent from the temporary.

And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better,

and even between the better and the best.

But Matt, let’s start with you

What is discernment to you and Why is discernment important in recovery?

What are some of the consequences of bad discernment when you were in recovery?

What would you do different?

How do you judge something as good for you or bad for you?

What recovery tools do you use in this process?

Can you judge something as good or bad by yourself?

How does a sponsor or someone else help in this process?

How do you know when something is right for you?

How do you know when something is bad for you?

Bill from New Jersey

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_C0gESjHPTcLuZb-9LAfj4lU1ozohA--87supAwlx7IKodJHUSgTU-GsdB5nTHrnJmq1jQnT_x8PPqTFL91oaGsQuQ7kgpWFhzOKmZkJbmKJVqegRQp7PMHEYq5k9Cn4c4iPYtXw2IRJcmTU1-ygl9SLSwgLA

Sometimes we are faced with the decision between two good things.  This is where the rubber meets the road.

How does judging well affect your life?

  • less fear?

  • more confidence?

  • better sobriety?

  • more freedom?

How does your higher power influence your discernment process?

What would you say to the new guy who is struggling to know what is right for him?

Aug 23, 2015

Monday, our Recovery Topic is Discernment - The Ability to Judge Well

 

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How do you know what is right for you?

What steps, prayers, slogans, people help you in this process?

 

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Aug 20, 2015

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Aug 19, 2015

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The 12 and 12

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Tonight, let's focus on using the telephone as a tool of recovery with your sponsor.  These days, I could not get along without my iPhone, but I hardly make any phone calls.m  There are so many other ways to communicate.  But especially early on, we are encouraged to make calls, and that is what we will discuss tonight.  Making phone calls and making calls to our sponsor.

where do you want to start?

Kick this topic off

How long have you had your current sponsor?

How often do you communicate (meet, talk, text, tweet, etc.)

How often do you use the telephone?

Do you call on the telephone more often or less often now compared to last year?  Why?

Do you have a set time that you call or do you call as needed?

What situations prompt a sponsor call?

Possible Reasons for Calling

  • If you are reading the big book or the literature and don’t understand what you’re reading (why not call your sponsor so they can explain it?)

  • When you are doing step work with a sponsee (or anything to do with sponsees, really).

  • When you need help with how to react or handle certain situations (when all you really want to do is whatever you want to do).

  • When you decide to date someone new, depending on your past with relationships (sometimes our pickers are broken).

  • If you have to start any statement with the question “Is it still lying when…” (call your sponsor, please).

  • When your friends or family are stressing you out (they can just be so annoying sometimes).

  • When you feel like getting high or drinking (this one is usually the top reason to call your sponsor).

  • When you feel that you are feeling too much (so sad and everything hurts).

  • When you’re trying to make a big decision (your sponsor is usually the best person to help).

  • After you do your 4th step (you don’t want to sit on all that work) and before you make amends (your sponsor can help keep you grounded).

We Have Calls!

jim q

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Jesse From Worster

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/14f2deb0e47ac892

What was a memorable call you made?

What was the best call you made?

What was the worst call you made?

Do you like using the telephone?

What is good about phone communication?

What is bad about phone communication?

 

 

Aug 13, 2015

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Aug 11, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

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the dictionary says that worry is a state of anxiety and uncertainty

over actual or potential problems.

Worry refers to the thoughts, images and emotions

of a negative nature

in which mental attempts are made[vague]

to avoid anticipated potential threats.[1]

We commonly worry about personal issues

such as health or finances,

or broader issues such as environmental pollution and social or technological change.

Most people experience short-lived periods of worry in their lives without incident;

indeed, a moderate amount of worrying may even have positive effects,

if it prompts people to take precautions

But we are alcoholics, so I suspect our story will include the lack of said precautions

So let’s go to you first ??, and let’s talk about worry before program and what that looked like to you.

Before program, what was your most common worry?  How did you cope?

Can worry be bad?

Can worry be good?

What is the opposite of worry?

How do you deal with worry in recovery?

  • cut back on stimulation

  • change thoughts

  • distraction

  • self care

  • steps

  • prayers

  • fellowship

What do you do about a worry that is likely to occur?

At what point does worry move from healthy alertness to something unhealthy?

How is worry sobriety threatening?

p. 86 of Big Book

How does the fellowship help with worry?

p. 152 of Big Book

What step can help with worry?

p. 88 of Big Book

What is emotional insecurity?

p. 52 of 12 and 12

What prayer do you use when faced with worry?

What character defect is under worry?

We Have Calls

Elizabeth

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Kathy

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_AwqJOkPK5YDG3fiwzYKTUAVfn8yVf-Hmk8zqkdew1OIroSiw6Vlo6B2BrWfVVlxR9fqGF7cAqRJqIanY6l0OZsY9BgPEvF7DQAspfvQ_vsGUmuab4NTA8NW86TkTXv9nu9222hBUIX5AARdN53umrfUcfhQw

Jesse from worster

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CbFZ2e6bWrS5FtigBPIXv2Bd3k-6rznP5_-Vu5YkRBpFfn1YC4_BBcueoHK1jjy97L3vuVyUaBugC4k1J5mWeQF6az9dmKbv5nW7EhKKGg5GkcOXW63YOPRgLHpPeGVS2opIyde1_Jo3tGzYoqW29_qcLvlw

Bronte -

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14eabc0248ae5ae1

Bill K

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Bgx9fOKVKb9hALV7cQ8Hv_d4WPFCRhDO20MBp2dP8x1mGs4HLvalT3YS0XKtmsKTMUotHMabQfUAwUaO7E7XkPJJIpKct7mW54X8Au4QLDLI6i298QwVXS5sjVWOmubD9zvSncKabmkQdw_5FN3gM09Zb7GQ

Ckyde

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DJ6ZIMPn882k7W4z76vwBVtve6HHXTceEdSnuCo7dXAiBCN7SVta051XEKWz4gKF8ufa1YejWOpHfKXS1AXGVYOX-Msj9MmkUg3oTlg0ryuUFs2sBOUzPqD75YzIHuVbMYde3xgDNijJI6OM8qj02dyY-PQw

Alex

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Ao4A0Fa9v4V-BRCdjcTuK8hHjovO1SJ73kTAzalwqtewxG5ZxagI8R8vDyAl0NoiF9CiQoadaU2G7YE-0Ws7ZgoMkinJqWD85oBj4Lkku_LTKaMqb1jbt4uRK6xJ-DxxbGiTfnhAOZFVwC42i1fExLVM0xiA


What is your most common worry in recovery?

Do you worry about your sponsses?

Do you worry about your home group?

Do you worry about your relationship with your higher power?

Final Thoughts?

Aug 9, 2015

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