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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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Dec 30, 2014

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At this time of year, most people reflect on the past year.  Some us also make some plans for the next year too.

So we at the Recovered podcast thought we would take time to reflect on 

our own recovering program specifically and 

the recovering community in general 

over the past 12 months.

In general, what are your thoughts on AA and the recovering community as a whole over the past year?

NPR Looks at 2014 and Addiction 

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AA in the news in 2014

Celebrities in recovery 

Any AA victories? - 

Any tragic stories - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams

How was recovery portrayed in media? Hoffman and Williams news

How was recovery portrayed in movies/tv? Orange is the New Black, The killing. Thanks for Sharing, Breaking Bad, ‘

The Anonymous People, 

Marc Maron, 

Kristen johnson, 

Anna David, 

Now let’s move to a more personal are, our own recovery.   What was the recovery year of 2014 like for us?

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Share some highlights

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What steps were significant for you, why?

What prayers were important to you, why?

What slogans helped, why?

This year I moved a little closer to acceptance

After Andrew’s suicide

I talked with Russ long and hard about why…

Why Andrew, 

Why me, 

why this why that

Russ encouraged me to keep asking my higher power about these things

Russ told me that some day, maybe the need for an answer may not seem so important.

What I have found is that by accepting what has happened and try to help others with our experience has brought new meaning to my recovery program.

So my question in prayer has moved from why to how….

my prayer has moved from why God

to How can I make meaning

what can i do to honour Andrew’s memory?

He only posed the possibility that me need for an answer might fade.

This has made a tremendous difference in my outlook.

New App

Premium subscribers

new guest hosts

new studio

Changed homegroups

Traverse city roundup

Slogan:  One day at a time, do the next right thing….work

steps….2 and 3 learning acceptance...work and Andrew

Prayer….together with Anna, meditation at meetings by listening to you

What are your hopes for 2015?

more sponsees

service work

fix my email address

Atlanta to international conference?

More open talks

 

Dec 27, 2014

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Dec 25, 2014

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Dec 24, 2014

Wishing you Joy and Peace

at the Holidays and

throughout the New Year 

 

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Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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During this season which is supposed to be a message of comfort and joy, many of us have neither.  

For many of us, we relied on substances to achieve ease and comfort.  

Now that we no longer have these substances in our lives, how do we achieve this sense of ease and comfort?  

According to our Big Book, it is imperative that we again regain our sense of ease and comfort.

How we do this will be our topic today, The Sense of Ease and Comfort.

The big book says in the Chapter entitled The Doctor’s Opinion:

Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate the true from the false. To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one. They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks-drinks which they see others taking with impunity. After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery. 

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What was your reaction the first time you read this?

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everyone likes the effect of alcohol

cannot differentiate true from false

alcoholic life seems normal

restless, irritable and discontented

experience ease and comfort

seeing others enjoying drink

craving

How do you recognize you are restless, irritable, and discontented?

How do you regain ease and comfort?

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slogans?

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sponsor?

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page 47 of the big book

That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe. When people presented us with spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all say, "I wish I had what that man has. I'm sure it would work if I could only believe as he believes. But I cannot accept as surely true the many articles of faith which are so plain to him." So it was comforting to learn that we could commence at a simpler level.

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what does faith mean to you?

what are spiritual principles to you?

how has other’s faith affected your faith life?

How does simplicity in faith in particular and recovery on general give you comfort?  

Is this true for you?  

How?

Page 18 of the Big Book

An illness of this sort - and we have come to believe it an illness - involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can. If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all the things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer's. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents - anyone can increase the list.

We hope this volume will inform and comfort those who are, or who may be affected. There are many.

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Alcoholism as illness

having cancer vs. alcoholism.  That is stigma

Talk to the newcomer who is worried and anxious about many things.  What would you say to give comfort to that person who is suffering?

Final Thoughts?

Dec 11, 2014

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Dec 8, 2014

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Future  Big Book Studies will be for Premium Members only.  Thanks for the support!  If you upgrade to Premium, your contribution will help keep us on the web.  

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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Dec 4, 2014

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This Open Talk is exclusively for our Recovered App owners.  Thanks for the support!  If you upgrade to Premium, your contribution will help keep us on the web.  

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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