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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 31, 2015

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The Big Book

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Dec 30, 2015

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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans.

We should just be careful not to plan the outcomes to specifically.

We can make a plan, just be careful that it doesn't turn into an expectation.

An expectation that is unreasonably high is a premeditated resentment.

An expectation that is too low is a premeditated disappointment.

and resentments and disappointments are both dangerous for us alcoholics.

So, we alcoholics need to be careful in this business of resolution making

we need to be careful as we plan our recovery life for the next year.

We need to be flexible as we plan

Our higher power may have a different idea of what the outcome will be.

My experience, I need to be flexible or else I will be miserable.

Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2016?

What are they?

March Round up maybe as a member of the media, not sure what that means

Doing a 4th and 5th with Russ on specific topic

Probably going to do a 12-hour podcast to benefit Dawn Farm’s Detox Unit

How did you decide on those specific needs?

What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods

do you plan to use to achieve those goals?

What would make your recovery happier?

  • some ideas may include
    • more time for friends
    • a hobby
    • more service work
    • work all steps
    • work a specific step
    • more prayer

What specific actions will you take to keep you on track?

  • How do we move from an idea of change to actual change
    • calling sponsor on progress
    • journal
    • talk about it at meetings
    • prayer

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Jim Q

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Mandy

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Christie

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What were some of your past recovery plans that you tried?

  • discuss failures
  • discuss successes

For the new guy, what tips would you suggest when making plans?

Some Goal Setting Tips

  • Be specific about personal recovery goals
  • Take small steps and ask for help along the way
  • Establishing a Routine
  • Exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Eat healthy food

How do you deal with plans not achieved?

What is the difference between expectations and plans

How do you make plans and manage expectations?

What advice would you give the new person who is making recovery plans for the first time?

Dec 22, 2015

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Peace of mind can be defined as a State of being where people are unfazed with the ups and downs of life.

As an alcoholic,

I was unable to cope with the ups and downs of life and used alcohol as my solution,

my recovery rests on my ability to achieve serenity

so that I can cope without using alcohol.

As s codependent,

my serenity was based on how well I perceived Andrew, my qualifier, was doing.

In this case, Andrew's state and my ability to control,

was my drug addiction, i could not leave it alone.

If Andrew was ok, I was ok.

When Andrew was struggling, so was I.

How about you?

Before program, what was your understanding of serenity?

How did you achieve serenity or peace of mind before program?

Early in program, what was your initial reaction to the serenity prayer?

Did you try it?

What was your experience?

How was your understanding of higher power when you first came in?

How did your higher power relate to Peace of Mind when you were new?

What are the things that threaten your serenity?  

Are they different today compared to before program?  

Are they different from when you were new?

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lynn

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Clyde

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How does humility relate to peace of mind for you?

How does dependence (on job, money, people, sponsor, meetings,etc.) affect your serenity?

How does a sponsor help with serenity?

How do meetings help?

How does service work help?

Today, what tools, steps, slogans, prayers help to achieve Peace of Mind?

Slogans to ponder

Do the next right thing

Keep your side of the street clean

This too shall pass

Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy

Dec 17, 2015

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Dec 16, 2015

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The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

My escape plan may never be needed

but if I don’t have one,

and suddenly things go bad,

and I’m so uncomfortable in my own skin

and I get so stressed that a drink seems like a good idea,

then I’ll wish I had made one while I had the time to plan.

Instead of trying to figure it out in a crisis

We can Make an escape plan

just in case we get caught in an uncomfortable situation

around others who are drinking or using.

But let’s talk about our escape plans.

What does your escape plan look like?

What is the first thing in an escape plan?  Know when you are in danger or when you will be in danger.

What does a dangerous situation look like to you?

Do you have an example of when you used an exit plan?

Do you have ab example of when you wish you had a plan?

Should you Take your own car?

What if you are with someone?

What if you are alone?

How do you notify your supports?

How does your higher power come into play in this situation?

Do you put your sponsor on notice?

Do you look into where meetings are?

How about leave and do service work?

Do you take recovery tools with you, like a big book?

What other tools do you use?

Have you ever used an escape plan?

What happened?

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Ckyde

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Jim

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Cathy

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Some other tips to stay safe during this holiday season

Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays, let’s talk about each of them

  • Plan Your Days. Let your sponsor or friend in recovery know where you will be, and have their phone number with you in case you need encouragement.
  • Be Specific When Offered a Drink. Instead of awkwardly telling the person that you’re a recovering alcoholic, just say “Sure, a Coke/Sprite/water with lemon would be great.”
  • Outsmart the Disease. Stay connected to sober people, places, and things. Don’t go to places serving alcohol if you don’t need to.
  • Take Extra Care of Yourself. Remember to slow down and take some quiet time for yourself during this busy time of year.
  • Don’t Overindulge. Go easy on the holiday sweets, exercise regularly, and don’t try to do too much.
  • Find New Ways to Celebrate Create some new symbols and rituals that will help redefine a joyful holiday season. You might host a holiday gathering for special recovering friends and/or attend celebrations of your 12 Step group.
Dec 10, 2015

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Dec 3, 2015

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Dec 2, 2015

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Over the course of the next few weeks, many of us will struggle to maintain our sobriety.  

We will talk about why it is difficult to remain sane during the holidays,

We will talk about what we did early on to stay safe,

and how we maintain our sobriety now during this festive time.

Also, if you’re new and you haven’t yet been able to quit and

you want this to be your first holiday clean,

we will tell  you about our last holiday drunk and how grateful we don’t have to do that anymore.

If you are not yet sober,

we know that you think you don’t have a choice and that you have to drink,

we understand that feeling.  

But there is a solution, and it can work for you this year.

Chrissy, let’s go to you first

What has been your experience? what did the holidays use to be like, before sobriety, what did this season mean for you?

What was your first sober holiday season like?

How did you cope?

What was the most difficult part of that first year?

What do you recommend for the new guy going through his first Holiday season?

How about now, what does this season look like for yuou?

We Have Calls

Clyde

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Buddy

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Here are some suggested tips, what do you think, what has been your experience

Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

  • Plan Your Days. Let your sponsor or friend in recovery know where you will be, and have their phone number with you in case you need encouragement.
  • Have a Plan B. If you must attend a party or gathering where alcohol is being served, have an escape route or alternative place to go if you suddenly feel uncomfortable around the alcohol, like for a coffee or out to a movie.
  • Be Specific When Offered a Drink. Instead of awkwardly telling the person that you’re a recovering alcoholic, just say “Sure, a Coke/Sprite/water with lemon would be great.”
  • Outsmart the Disease. Stay connected to sober people, places, and things. Don’t go to places serving alcohol if you don’t need to.
  • Take Extra Care of Yourself. Remember to slow down and take some quiet time for yourself during this busy time of year.
  • Don’t Overindulge. Go easy on the holiday sweets, exercise regularly, and don’t try to do too much.
  • Find New Ways to Celebrate Create some new symbols and rituals that will help redefine a joyful holiday season. You might host a holiday gathering for special recovering friends and/or attend celebrations of your 12 Step group.
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