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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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Apr 29, 2015

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When I came into recovery, I was not on a winning streak.

And neither was my family on a winning streak.

As a matter of fact, my family was on the rocks.

I thought my loved ones would be thrilled when I came into the program, but as far as I could tell, they were just as pissed as ever.

Chrissy, Tell us a little about your family life before coming into the program.

What about your parents, your siblings, your loved ones.

Tell us a little about what family life was like for you before program.

What family members were affected by your drinking?

How were they affected?

Did they try to help?

Did they know anything about recovery?

Sue and Marty, welcome to the studio

For the benefit of our listeners, tell us a little about yourself

what is your sobriety date, who’s your sponsor, where is your home group?

Tell us a little about what family life was like for you before program.

What were the conditions when you came into recovery?

What family members were affected by your drinking?

How were they affected?

Did they try to help?

Did they know anything about recovery?

How did recovery initially affect your relationship?

Page 124 of the Big Book

This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem. We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not,

What has been your experience with taking the painful past family life and making something positive with it?

What did your family know about recovery when you came in and how did they react?

How did family relationships change after recovery?

Did your recovery upset the family after recovery?

What were their expectations?

What were your expectations?

Was the family jealous of recovery?

How is it changing today?

WE HAVE CALLS!

Let’s listen

Matt

http://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Josh

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CdKb1IANMcbqJZYMoM2350miuQB_hMm6dYQcm3lTEtk4a-BLrVbruL4lLuP6lUQSW7WG8ryFv0RgkNIFzzqhIDXleN880938-ZmsZSqBBEgBMWGkj8n4S5loFNvgoIDhdI3UJ2ouIryjW6wCTzCHmqk1MpvQ

From Cathy

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Aw1Hc7m4jkNr5WsR4vD-sGiH8A1BFi8qOb-dnBFGO2pXni5DrVAnKPuEky3vs0_WuWKbSwIZpKKKWfzHAovuZeees3Ctrbe1CMkGI5szxBJDdw0SIOom5hc5vIlFzl9t1Ghf7EwXjBhPx5BX1b18-qrSnyLQ

Alex

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Have you ever tried to talk about your addiction and recovery to your family?

How about your children, what discussions have you had with them about your alcoholism and recovery?

How have these discussions changed as they got older?

Do you have any family members in recovery?

Have your loved ones ever describe what it was like for them when you were using?

How did you react?

What about the amends process, have you done this with your family?

The Recovered Podcast is really for the new person in recovery.

 

What would you say to the new guy who is struggling with family relationships and is early in recovery?

Apr 24, 2015

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Was your family happy after you came into recovery, how did they react?
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Apr 23, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

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Apr 21, 2015

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In Michigan, we tend to do things different.

We, in Michigan, have small table discussion meetings

We, Michiganders, don’t usually have cakes at sobriety anniversaries

Apparently, we in Michigan, don’t go to International Conferences, more on this later.

And, we have Barefoot meetings, Russ’ favorite

- “Barefoot meeting” is a term used to describe a meeting where discussion is not focused on a particular topic; each member who shares chooses what he or she wishes to discuss.

Let’s keep the discussion on the solution.  

Greg, you suggested this format, you get to lead the segment.  Greg, where do you want to start?

We have calls

Alex

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_BrBIo8I53hxs90b6x-iWLoKOaNimRJAKnpflYGenHbwlfw2YurwMty7msKZJazCeuvrzquCr5IfVzP9yvhy1IZcn9J43CdACKDkzlzQgPwHE3zuAsmkR-cYbkGu5QKUHdK7ZqLTLETVfGozgHYLbnNVp-jLQ

Possible things to discuss:

  • step you are currently working - step 6 - were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  • step your sponsee is working on - step 2, been hurt by religion, so working on spirituality

  • your current spiritual condition - great period, did a lot of work on happiness and what that is and what that is not.  Pleasure, satisfies in the moment, happiness not so satisfying in the moment but the positive feeling lasts.

  • what tradition is currently in play at your home group - thinking about looking at traditions

  • current difficulties/challenges and possible recovery solutions. my family

  • current recovery literature you are reading - breathing under water. Richard Rohn a spiritual advisor and not alcoholic reflects on the 12 steps

  • recovery movies -

  • recovery music

  • recovery art

  • relationships and steps/prayers/slogans that help

  • meetings

What would you say to the new guy?

Apr 16, 2015

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Apr 15, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Asking for help is fundamental to the program.  .  No one is going to force recovery on you, you need to ask.

We don’t know what you need, you need to figure that out and ask.

But start before the disease, before the program, let’s go way back and see what our experience was like when we were young.

When you were a kid, was it easy for you to ask for help? Like asking for help at school or help with homework?

What was it like before program, did you know you needed help?

Did you ask for help before you came in?

Did you ever ask for help as part of your share at a meeting?  What happened?

In your early recovery, what prevented you from asking for help?

Where you afraid what would happened if you asked for help?

In your early recovery, what kind of things do you ask for?

How do you figure out what you need help with?

Have you ever asked anyone for help working the steps?

Have you ever asked someone other than your sponsor for help on a step?

How do you find someone you can trust when asking for help?

What about therapy, have you tried this?

We have Calls!

alex

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Carl from California

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How do you say thanks to the person who helped you?

Has anyone asked you for help?  Explain.

Have you asked a group for help?

Have you ever said no to someone asking for help?

What would you say to the new guy?

Apr 9, 2015

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Apr 7, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

They say if you live a balanced life, you will feel calm, grounded, clear-headed, and motivated.

Since I’m none of those things, I guess I have some work to do to become more balanced in my life.

Let’s go to you first Cristie, what was it life, what happened and what is it like today?

What was your life balance like before the program?

What was the balance of your life in early recovery?

What is it like now?

Why do you need a balanced life?

What does a balanced life mean to you today?

  • balancing physical, spiritual, and psychological

  • exercise, prayer, think about relationships (therapy)

  • social time, other focus time, family time, alone time

Everyone's balance ratio is different, for example some people don’t have family, so family time is not a factor.

  • What areas of your life need the most attention, where do you most likely get out of balance?

There areas in our life that demand more time periodically.

How do you use the program to balance:

  • work and leisure

  • giving and receiving

  • recovery life and family life

There are events in our lives that put everything out of balance.  

My life balance is always changing because my life constantly changes.  Some reasons for change and to redefine balance:

  • relapse

  • loss, or gain, of a driver license

  • relationship break up/divorce

  • death of a loved one

  • dating

  • loss of job

  • marriage

  • children

  • retirement

  • sickness

  • a move

Have you experienced any of these changes and how has the program helped coping and then returning to balance?

  • what steps

  • what prayers

  • what slogans

  • how has a sponsor helped

What would you say to the new guy about balance?

Apr 5, 2015
On Monday, April 6, our recovery topic is "Living a Balanced Life"
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Call in and let us know about your program.  Call in and answer the following question:
 
What does a balanced life mean to you?
 
Join us live at 6:30 pm EDT
 
The following link is the 4th step check list provided by Chrissy.

http://ec.libsyn.com/p/0/5/1/0517aabdb7422be5/4thStepChecklist1.pdf?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d06ca8332d2ca582188&c_id=8402124

Apr 4, 2015

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