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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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Jul 28, 2017

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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

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Jul 26, 2017

This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

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Alcoholics and Addicts in recovery are told to
“Play the tape all the way through”
when they are thinking about drinking or using.
What does that mean? Well, it’s really quite simple.

When we start to think about drinking,
sometimes we have a tendency to
romanticize the drinking.
I
We think only the good stuff
In other words, we think about the immediate effects.

What we don’t think about, are the negative promises,
Those things that are sure to happen to me if I start drinking again.

We don’t think about the consequences,
the hangovers,
the pain we’d cause others,
the disappointment,
the shame,
the sickness of the withdrawals.

These are my negative promises.
Playing the tape through helps me to see the reality of me drinking again.

What came first to mind when you heard about the topic,
The Negative Promises?

What does the expression “The Negative Promises” mean to you?
What does “play the tape through” mean to you?
Do you ever romanticize drinking?
What good things do you remember?
How real are these thoughts?
When do you have these thoughts?
Are these thoughts dangerous?
Why or why not?
How do you feel when you have these thoughts?

What are some of the consequences that would happen to you if you started to drink again, what are the negative promises in you life?
When you play the tape through, does it help?
Why or why not?

How do you cope?
What steps, prayers, what tools do you use to combat these thoughts?

WE HAVE CALLS

Kevin from LA
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Don from Boiled Owl
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Kevin on donations
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Alex from Austin
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Jul 21, 2017

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.
Jul 19, 2017

This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

"Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right- about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!

Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums - we could increase the list ad infinitum.

We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Try to drink and stop abruptly. Try it more than once. It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it. It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition."

What is controlled drinking?
Have you ever tried controlled drinking?
Do you think you ever had the ability to control your drinking?

What are the different classes of problem drinkers described in the book?
Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it. They can take it or leave it alone.
certain type of hard drinker. He may have the habit badly enough to gradually impair him physically and mentally. this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome
The type that begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink. one symptom: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving.

What class is the book intended for?
Why do you think the book suggests to try some controlled drinking

If you can control your drinking, is AA for you?
What is the only requirement for membership?
Is there a disconnect here?

Have you ever recommended someone control their drinking?
What were the results?

If you could drink safely now, would you?

WE HAVE CALLS

Kevin from LA
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Mike from Celebration Florida
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Justin
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Jason
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Don with Boiled Owl Podcast
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Jul 14, 2017

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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.
Jul 7, 2017

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.
Jul 4, 2017

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.

Summer is almost here, which means warmer weather, longer days and the season of BBQs, pool parties and dining al fresco. If you’re a recovering alcoholic, it can also mean the added stress of sweating out social events where frosty margaritas, colorful pitchers of sangria, tubs of ice-cold beer and other alcoholic beverages are center stage. “For an alcoholic, life is a temptation to drink,”. “But the summer setting may bring on more of a temptation than winter, simply because there are more outdoor parties in the heat, begging for a cool drink.”

But there may be a way to navigate this tempting season.

Quoting the article:
Mocktail drinks can, for some, be a slippery slope into using again. “For some people, continuing to act as though you’re having a drink can lead to the eventual addition of a ‘little’ alcohol and then more, leading to relapse,”

Thoughts on giving up the using life style/culture?

Quoting the article
Whether it’s the clink of ice cubes, the weight or shape of the glass or the look and smell of a beverage, “any cues associated with your favorite drink are going to elicit all kinds of changes in the brain that initially mimic the changes that elicit cravings in the first place,”
Your thoughts on knowing your triggers?

Quote:
research has shown that sugar can become as addictive as cocaine or morphine, she adds, noting a PLOS One study. “This is especially true of alcoholics and people who are addicted to stimulants,”
Thoughts?

What do you drink for fun?
What are your recipes?
Most unusual?
What do you avoid?

WE HAVE CALLS

...from Ohio
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Mike from FLA
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Jonna
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Clyde from Shelby Township
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Valerie from San Juan Capistrano
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Nick
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