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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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Jan 27, 2017

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Jason has been with the addiction treatment facility called
Dawn Farm since 1994 and
has served as the Clinical Director since 1999.
Jason is also an adjunct faculty at
Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work.

Jason is principle author of a very popular recovery blog.
Jason blogs at addiction recovery news.com and
has been published in Addiction Professional magazine and
in an Addiction Technology Transfer Center monograph.

Jason, welcome back to the Recovered Podcast studio

Jason, you are very active on the internet regarding addiction and recovery.
How has the internet changed Dawn Farm?

Tell us about the history of Dawn Farm
What sets Dawn Farm apart from other local treatment facilities?
How do you measure success?
What has changed in the treatment process?
What are some of the obstacles to recovery for your clients?
Tell us a success story.
What is the future of the recovery in general and Dawn Farm in particular?

Many in our audience are dealing with a teen or young adult with addiction issues.
I wanted to explore some of the questions that should be asked when looking for treatment

1. Questions to ask about assessment
What is an assessment?
What tools should someone look for?
Are there different levels of care?
What is eligibility criteria?

2. Questions to Ask About Attention to Mental Health and Medical Care
How does mental health issues affect treatment?
How are symptoms diagnosed?
Are mental health professionals typically on site?
What about medications?

3. QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATED TREATMENT
What is Comprehensive integrated treatment?

4. STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
How does someone get this information?

5. PAYING FOR TREATMENT

A significant number of our listeners have not yet been to a meeting, what would you like to say to this person

Jan 26, 2017

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The 12 and 12

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Jan 25, 2017

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Sponsorship is not about relating to another individual.
It is about getting better someone else’s way.

Everyone is told to get a sponsor
Not everyone is told how to get a sponsor

But there are some guidelines on how to get a sponsor
We are going to talk about that tonight.

I think a sponsor is to help someone work the 12 steps.

Let’s go to you first Angelo,
In you opinion...

What Is Sponsorship?
How does sponsorship differ from Twelfth Step calls? 8
How does sponsorship help the newcomer? 9
How should a sponsor be chosen? 9

Should sponsor and newcomer be as much alike as possible? 9
Must the newcomer agree with everything the sponsor says? 10
What if the sponsor is unavailable when needed? 10

May a newcomer have more than one sponsor? 10
May a newcomer change sponsors? 11

Is it ever too late to get a sponsor? 11

How does sponsorship help the sponsor? 12
Can any member be a sponsor? 12
When is a member ready for sponsorship responsibility? 13

What does a sponsor do and not do? 13
Is there any one best way of sponsoring a newcomer? 155
How can a sponsor explain the A.A. program? 15

How can a sponsor work with an alcoholic’s family? 16
Should a sponsor lend money to a newcomer? 17
Should a sponsor intercede with an employer? 18

When newcomers resist “the spiritual side” of the program,
what can sponsors do? 21
How should a sponsor deal with slips? 21
Can a member sponsor more than one newcomer simultaneously? 22

BEFORE we go to calls,
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We At the Recovered Podcast, we want to help you change your life.

As you stay sober, you will be able to take better care of yourself.
After the obsession to drink has been removed,
you will sleep better, you will behave better, you live better.

And HelloFresh wants to help you eat better. HelloFresh is a meal delivery service and believes everyone deserves honest,natural, delicious, healthy food,
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HelloFresh celebrates fresh ingredients and making magic in the kitchen. HelloFresh knows there’s a chef in everyone, even the new guy. Good food brings people together, good food allows us to live long, and great food lets us enjoy every bite of life. Let HelloFresh help you take care of yourself in your new way of life.

Whether you’re a busy professional couple, a large family, or are suddenly single, sober and want to start cooking more, HelloFresh makes it easier, tastier and healthier than ever to enjoy the experience of cooking new recipes and eating together at home.

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For those of you that will be at the 2017 March Roundup AA Michigan Regional Conference in Dearborn, Michigan, we invite you to attend the Recovered Podcast Reception and celebrate recovery with the crew.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm in a second floor reception room at the Edward Hotel and Convention Center, the same facility as where the Roundup is being held. The location is subject to change so please verify it in the final program at the conference.

The reception will include coffee, snacks, fellowship, and a live performance of the Recovered Podcast with the topic “Why Do You Go to Conferences?”. Bring your sponsors, co-dependents, new guy, sponsees and lets have some fun. After the Podcast show, we will go downstairs and attend the keynote Open Talk by John C. from London, England. After John, we will go out for dinner together!

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What would you say to the new guy?

 

 

Jan 18, 2017

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It should be said that I am podcasting right now with my mobil gear and trying out the sound quality. I am trying to replicate the sound as if I am in the studio, but I am not, I am in a conference room at rook with nothing but a mic and my iphone,

Let me know how the mobile sound is.

Now, let’s get to the topic..

Staying sober during business trips

Next week I will be up north at Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino for the annual Winter Conference for a business association

Plenty of opportunities to fall into old behaviors

Old character defects like:
Grandiosity
I feel inadequate
Lonely
Selfish
Fear

So brought all of you with me

But First, i asked you all a question to find out how you stay sober on the road

Survey

Let look at what other people have written on this topic.

I came across this article

5 Tips for Staying Sober on a Business Trip
by REBECCA A. WATSON on JUNE 19, 2016

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Information on March Round up
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What can you do.

COME!
Join us in the Recovered Podcast Reception Room
We will have fellowship
Meet and greet the co-hosts
Coffee and snacks

Watch and participate in a live Recovered Podcast
We will perform and record an hour long show and we want you to be part of

Tell your friends
Go to our website, there will be information posted.

This costs money, alot of money and we are trusting that this will work out
Please consider donating
We will have different plans
Can always use the donation button on the website.
Just add a note that you want your donation to go to March Roundup

Jan 13, 2017

Tuesday night, I will be podcasting from my hotel room at Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino. I will be at a Winter conference for a business association.
Join me and keep me company as I try to carry a message of hope and recovery in the midst of free alcohol and gambling!
Let's talk about this solution.

Call me and help me stay sober while I am on this business trip! Really, I need you to call me.
Tap http://recoveredcast.com/speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) . I won't be able to retrieve phone calls and play them from the hotel room, but I can play the speakpipe messages. Use speakpipe, the sound quality is excellent!

Keep me company and answer the following question(s):

How do you stay sober on the road?
Do you go to meetings?
Do you take recovery reading material?
Do you listen to podcasts?
Do you make phone calls?

Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show. Join the fun and be part of the show.
If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show, just tap http://recoveredcast.com/live. We give away an Amazon gift card each week, you could win if you join us on Tuesdays.

We are now experimenting with a live video stream and you can tune in a hear AND see us record the show. On Tuesdays at 6:30 pm EST just click http://facebook.com/recoveredcast and join the sights and sounds of the Recovered Podcast studio.

Jan 11, 2017

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If you grew up in a family where
one or both parents used anger to control you,
then anger likely plays a role in your life now.

Why do you think we have anger?
What purpose does anger have?

Did you grow up with anger in your household?
Did one or both of your parents use anger as a way to keep you in line and have control over you?
How did you respond?
Were you ever been punished for being angry?
How do you think suppressing anger affects you?
Does your anger come out in other ways?

Were you angry when you came into recovery?
Have you been angry with AA?
Have you been angry with a sponsee?
Have you been angry with a group/club?

Do you use anger to avoid other uncomfortable feelings?
Do you use anger to control people?

Now, as an adult, what part does anger play in your life?
Do you use anger to control, trying to get others to do what you want?

Do you use compliance to control others, trying to make sure they don’t get angry with you?
Do you shut down, withdraw and resist when others are angry, to punish them and not be controlled by them?

When is anger a good thing?
How is anger and injustice related?
What is a healthy response to anger?
What is an unhealthy response to anger?

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Jan 4, 2017

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Alcoholism is often a secret disease, as the majority of the damage a family endures takes place behind closed doors. While families might struggle on a daily basis, they put on a brave face for the world, as though nothing was wrong.

Even so, people who drink sometimes engage in behaviors that spill out of the private sphere into public spaces. At times, that behavior breaks specific laws, and when police officers get involved, the family might be asked to deal with very troubling and serious legal issues, many times in public.

It can be a scary time, but with help, families may emerge from these challenges intact, and they may come to regard the issue as the turning point at which their fragile family began to heal.

It is that time of the year that a lot of us find our way to the fellowship through the criminal justice system.

Have you ever encountered police under the influence?
What was your experience, how did you feel?
How did the officer conduct himself?
Were you honest with him?

What has been your experience with drinking and the law?
Have you faced a judge for any reason?
How did they conduct themselves?
How did you feel?

Have you ever encountered police sober, trying to help someone or for something like a traffic violation?
What was your experience?
How did you feel?

If alcoholism is a disease, how should this affect the criminality of acts committed under the influence?
When does alcoholism move from a medical problem to a legal one?
What is drug court, how does it work?


We have calls.

Mike C,
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Jesse From Wocester
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What would you say to the new guy?

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