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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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Nov 19, 2017

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Nov 17, 2017

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Nov 14, 2017

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Acceptance is one of the most important tools in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are many things that are out of your control, but if you can accept that everything is the way it’s supposed to be at all times, you can truly attain inner peace. This is often easier said than done.

Acceptance can be defined as the act of taking or receiving something offered. In human psychology the word is used to describe a person’s assent to the reality of a situation. The individual is able to accept the reality of what is happening and they do not feel the need to protest it or change it.

What are your first thoughts on this topic?
What does acceptance mean to you?

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Page 417 of the big book:
Acceptance
"And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
When I am disturbed,
It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation --
Some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me,
And I can find no serenity until I accept
That person, place, thing, or situation
As being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake.
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober;
Unless I accept life completely on life's terms,
I cannot be happy.
I need to concentrate not so much
On what needs to be changed in the world
As on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes."

When did you first read the Acceptance statement?
What was your reaction to it?


When you were new,
what kinds of loss and disappointments were you experiencing?
How did the spiritual tool of Acceptance help?

In early sobriety, did you try to force certain outcomes
were there some consequences you were trying to avoid?
Did you get the outcome you desired?

In early sobriety, did you struggle against reality?
How does acceptance and reality relate?

What is the serenity prayer?
How does the acceptance statement and the serenity prayer relate?
What is your experience with the prayer?

What does acceptance look like today?

What are you trying to accept today?
What tools, steps, prayers, slogans, traditions, are you using?

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Nov 10, 2017

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Nov 8, 2017

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We admitted we couldn't lick alcohol with our own remaining
resources, and so we accepted the further fact that
dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group)
could do this impossible job. The moment we were
able to accept these facts fully, our release from the alcohol
compulsion had begun.

For most of us, this pair of acceptances had required a lot of
exertion to achieve. Our whole treasured philosophy of self sufficiency
had to be cast aside. This had NOT been done with
sheer will power; it came instead as the result of developing
the willingness to accept these new facts of living.
We neither ran nor fought. But accept we did. And then we
began to be free.

What are your initial thoughts on this
reading from As Bill Sees it?

What does being powerless mean to you?
What was your experience with admitting powerlessness over alcohol when you first came in?
How are you powerless over alcohol today?

Is there a difference between admitting and accepting?

What does freedom mean to you?
When you accepted you were powerless over alcohol and that you needed a higher power, did that give you freedom?
Are you free today?
What holds you back from freedom today?

What does self sufficiency mean to you?
When is it good?
When is it bad?
Did you suffer from self sufficiency?


Phone Calls

Joe K

Clyde

Mike from FLA

The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Step 1

Nov 3, 2017

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Oct 31, 2017

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When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They are still going to have to deal with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. The only difference will be that they won’t be hiding from reality or making things worse through substance abuse. One of the things that people in recovery are almost certain to face is fear. It is unavoidable. Those who are emotionally sober are no longer interested in hiding from fear. Their focus is on learning to manage it effectively.

 

Your first thoughts on fear?

Where do you want to start?

 

Before program, what were you afraid of?

How did you react?

How did you cope?

 

In early sobriety, what were you fearful of?

How did recovery help?

What did you learn about fear and early recovery?

 

Today, what are you afraid of?

How are you using the program?

 

What tools of the program help you with fear?

 

Most of us have a fear we are going to lose something

Or we have

A fear that we won’t get what we want.

What is your battle

 

Can fear be good?

When is it bad?

 

What can your fears tell you about yourself?



Phone Calls

 

Alex

 

Joe

Oct 28, 2017

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Oct 25, 2017

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If you are new, if you are struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Addiction is more common than normal people think:

Actually, Sixteen percent of the US population meet the clinical definition for addiction. This figure includes people who are addicted to alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medications.

Despite the fact that this chronic disease affects people of both genders, every race, different age groups, employment sectors, ethnic groups, religious affiliations and more, there’s still a stigma associated with addiction. Many addicts wonder whether it’s okay to share with employers their need for treatment or share that they have undergone a treatment program in the past.

This is what we are going to talk about today,
We are going to talk about
Recovery and Your Job.

Did you have a job when you decided you needed recovery?
Did you tell your employer that you needed help before you actually went to your first meeting?
Why or why not?

Did anybody at your work know you had a drinking problem before you went into recovery?
Did you get support from coworkers?
How did you get support from coworkers?

When you were in early recovery, did you tell anyone at work?
How did that go?

Were you afraid of losing your job because you were in recovery?

When should you tell a coworker that you are in recovery?
Why should you keep it a secret from your coworkers?

Was anybody at your work in recovery when you started program?

If someone asked you about recovery at work, what would you say?
What would you do?
What would you not do?

Did anybody at work notice that you stopped drinking?

Can you lose your job if you go to rehab?
If you had to, how would you tell your boss that you’re an alcoholic?
What tools do you use as an alcoholic in a workplace?

If you thought a coworker was having problems with alcohol, would you bring up the subject of recovery?
How would you do this?

Phone Calls

Mike from Fla
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Mandy
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Michell
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Alex
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Justin
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/15f276a569e525ff


The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Recovery and Your Job

Oct 17, 2017

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The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to

If people become sober
and it does not make much difference to their life
they are unlikely to put much effort into maintaining their recovery.
That is why recognizing success in recovery is important.

However, there can be pitfalls associated with experiencing success in recovery. These are more likely to be a problem for those who are newly sober. Those individuals who are secure in their sobriety will be able to enjoy success just like everyone else.

Those individuals who escape an addiction can expect to experience plenty more success in their life going forward. This is not to say that riches will fall from the sky, but being sober means that people are now able to do the things they need
to achieve their ambitions.

Let’s turn to you first,
What were your initial thoughts on this topic, where do you want to start?

Why is success in recovery important to you?
What kind of achievements have you experienced in recovery?

How do you celebrate success?

What are the benefits of experiencing some success in recovery?

How can a success be dangerous to someone in recovery?
Have you ever experienced some of The Dangers of Success in Recovery?

Forget what it was like

Especially when you are having success in recovery,
Why is it important for you to stay connected with the new person in recovery

What is a pink cloud in recovery?
Have you experienced it?
Explain?
Was it positive?
Was it negative?

What about failure? How do you handle not achieving a goal?
How do you handle disappointment?

What about expectations?
How do expectations and resentments relate?

Phone Calls

Rodney

Clyde

Erch
speakpipe

The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Success and Recovery


Final Thoughts?

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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