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This is an Open Talk from Jo H.of Ann Arbor. This Episode is exclusively for our Recovered App owners only. Thank you for your support. If you decide to upgrade to Premium, your subscription helps us carry this message of hope for the alcoholic who still suffers.
For addicts and alcoholics and al-anons, the moment of clarity experience is usually the catalyst that turns despair into hope and the helplessness of addiction and codependency into the promise of recovery.
What does the phrase moment of clarity mean to you?
Addiction is an illness that blends fact and fiction to the point that users often find themselves in hard shells of denial. The birth of recovery starts only when the truth breaks through that shield. Sometimes it happens instantaneously.
How were you lying to yourself about your condition?
Why did you lie about your condition?
How did this hurt you?
What was the result of this way of life?
How did the pain of a double life manifest itself?
Was it hard to keep your lies straight?
Ready to take some calls?
Laura - Moment of Clarity
Tony - MEDIA PLAYER, download file
Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, it always takes a moment of clarity for codependents, addicts and alcoholics to understand the utter futility of their lives under the influence.
What was your moment of clarity?
How did it feel just before?
What did you do?
How did you feel?
What steps are part of this process?
How does a higher power work during this moment of clarity?
What about a sponsor, what role did he/she have?
How about meetings, did you rely on a group at all to process?
On Monday, march 24, we will podcast with the Recovery Topic, My Moment of Clarity. Call in and tell us your story about your Moment of Clarity
We would really appreciate your contribution to the show. Think of it as service work. What you share may be exactly what the new person needs to hear.
This is an Open Talk from Jessica R. of Ann Arbor. This Episode is exclusively for our Premium Subscribers. Thank you for your support. Your subscription helps us carry this message of hope for the alcoholic who still suffers.
Jim welcome to the show…
So our listeners can get to know you a little better, Jim, tell us a little about yourself
How long have you been sober
Who’s your sponsor
what’s your home group
Jim what do you do for a living?
You are on the front lines of this epidemic we call addiction, we really look forward to your perspective tonight.
On this topic of the History of AA, you are fond of this topic, I believe that you give a talk on this topic. How did you become interested in the history of AA, what sources do you rely on?
Jim, we sometimes ask our listeners to help us prepare for our shows by asking them a question beforehand. This week, we asked our listeners who in AA history are they are most interested to learning more about.
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What was it like before aa?
What were some of treatments?
What was the understanding of the alcoholic in the early 20th century?
How did people reach out to the alcoholic before AA, what help was available?
I’ve heard of the Washingtonians, tell us about this movement.
Ok, lets talk about the people that shaped AA, what about
Carl Jung, has there been any scholarly recognition been made between Jung and AA?
The Oxford Group
Ebby Thatcher, Bill’s Sponsor right?
Bill and Lois
Bob and Anne
What about today, 100 years from now, who are the shapers of this movement?
What does the future look like?
What about treatment, how has this changed?
What about the new medicines, naltrexone, suboxone?
What are the things that threaten AA?
Tonight, we get a chance to say goodbye to Aaron. Aaron has accepted a position with a company in a state far far away.
Aaron, what’s going on, where are you off to?
Have you been there before?
When do you move?
Your initial thoughts about moving?
Do you know anybody there?
What about recovery? Have you looked into meetings?
Well let’s hear a little about your story…
-for how long have you been sober?
Who's your sponsor?
Where is your home group?
-what is your drug of choice
-when did you start using drugs and/or alcohol
-for how long did you use before it became clear it was a problem
-for how long did you use after realizing it was a problem
-what is your support system? (AA meetings, therapist, psychiatrist, outpatient / in patient rehab, etc)
-have you ever been hospitalized, institutionalized, or put in jail because of drug related events
-have you ever been in outpatient or inpatient rehab? if so how many times and for how long?
-what are triggers that make you want to get high
Tell us about recovery, where was your first meeting?
When did you start working the steps?
What about God in recovery?
Tell us about will power
What was your experience of steps 4 and 5
How did you work steps 6 and 7
Tells us about amends and how did that affect your recovery.
How do you work steps 10 through 12, how do you maintain your program?
How are you going to take recovery to Arizona?
What are your concerns relative to recovery?
What will be the red flags for you that indicate recovery is in danger?
What do you look forward to?
When can we visit?
This is an Open Talk from Trea of Ann Arbor. This Episode is exclusively for our Recovered App owners only. Thank you for your support. If you decide to upgrade to Premium, your subscription helps us carry this message of hope for the alcoholic who still suffers.
Thanks for supporting the Recovered Podcast by using our app. I just wanted to send a note to our app owners that the 12 Hour Podcast will be help in June this year. i recently was contacted by an Al-Anon and she wanted to listen to last years show. This was my response
Thanks a bunch for contacting me. The 12-hour podcast is indeed a fundraiser in the memory of my late son who died on July 2, 2012. Andrew took me to my first meeting when he was 6 months clean and 16 years old. That was 11 years ago this March 17th. I have been clean ever since and Andrew saved my life. Sadly, tragically, Andrew struggled with his heroin addiction and then finally committed suicide on July 2, 2012 after another relapse. Our hearts are broken and we can never be the same.