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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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Sep 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
Aug 30, 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

Complacency can be defined as a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy. To say an individual is acting complacently means that they are taking things for granted. They have developed a type of smugness over their achievements, and they just expect that things will remain the same forever. When an individual becomes complacent they no longer feel that they need to work in order to find success in life – they view it as something they have already earned.

Those individuals who are recovering from an addiction need to be particularly careful not to take their sober life for granted. If they become complacent they might stop doing the things that have been keeping them away from alcohol or drugs. This could then spell disaster for them.

What are your first thoughts about this topic?

What does complacency look like for a recovering person?
Why is it bad in for recovery?

Do you tend to be more susceptible to complacency now compared to when you were new?
Why or why not?

What is the relationship between talking to the new person and complacency?

What is the difference between confidence and complacency?

What is the relationship between being honest with self and complacency?

Before program, were you a complacent person? What did that look like?
In early recovery, did you experience complacency?

How does complacency manifest itself with you today?

What are some reasons (red flags) for complacency?

What recovery tools do you use to battle complacency?

WE HAVE CALLS

Mike from FLA
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Don Boiled Owl


As you know,
The Recovered Podcast is all about the New Guy.
Talk to that person,
What would you say to the new person about
Complacency?

Aug 25, 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
Aug 23, 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

Arrogance is considered to be one of the least attractive personality traits. Those individuals who exhibit such an overbearing attitude can be difficult to be around. Their behavior can cause a great deal of disruption and conflict. Those of us who fall into addiction will often develop an arrogant attitude. This can prevent us from seeking help for our problems. Carrying this arrogant attitude with us into recovery can lead to a bumpy ride in recovery and increase the chances of returning to our addiction.

Arrogance can be defined as an offensive display of superiority or self-importance. It can also be described as an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner. Such behavior is always viewed in a negative light. Arrogance is a subjective description and most of those individuals who have this negative attribute ascribed to them will deny it.

Why is arrogance bad for your sobriety?

Arrogance is often a sign that the individual has low self esteem.
How is your self esteem?
How can the program help with low self esteem?

If people are arrogant, they will be less likely to admit that they need help.
Do you have a hard time asking for help?
How does this affect someone who is in recovery?

Arrogant people tend to be poor learners. They already act as if they know all the answers.
Do you ever act this way?
When?
How does this affect someone who is in recovery?

Arrogant people tend to have feelings of superiority.
When do you have a feeling of superiority?
How does this affect someone who is in recovery?

How did arrogance manifest itself in you before program?
What were your triggers

How does arrogance manifest itself in you now?
What are your triggers?
What part of the program helps?

To overcome arrogance, we need to:
Overcome Low Self esteem
Answer: service work?
Become humble
Answer: 9th step? 4th step?
Reflect on behavior
Answer: 9th step? 4th step?

WE HAVE CALLS

 

As you know,
The Recovered Podcast is all about the New Guy.
Talk to that person,
What would you say to the new person about
Arrogance?

Aug 18, 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
Aug 16, 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

When we first start a recovery program, we’re often told to take things slow. We don’t want to overwhelm ourselves and jeopardize our recovery by taking on too much too soon. There comes a time, however, when we have to start thinking about what we want out of life. What do we want out of life? Ambition can be the greatest antidote to stagnation. It’s what got us off drugs and alcohol, into recovery and back on our feet and we should never stop thinking about our futures.

We don’t have to shrink from life because we’re in recovery. If we use the tools and knowledge we’ve gathered in our recovery program and keep up with our therapy and meetings, there is virtually no limit to what we can do. This is just a reminder of our extraordinary potential and the fact our recovery is not a hindrance, but rather an opportunity. It’s true that we should take things slow at first, but once we get to a place where we can start thinking about ourselves, we should be asking ourselves one question: “What’s next?” Ambition begets accomplishment and accomplishment begets confidence, emotional strength and growth.

Before program, did you have ambitions?
What were they?
Did your disease affect what you were ambitious for?
How did your addiction affect your ambitions?

In early recovery, what were you ambitious for?
How did the program help or hinder?
Did your ambitions change with experience in recovery?

What are the things in life that will make you satisfied and
contented?
What are the traits that a person must have to achieve his/her
goals?
Why do you think people have ambitions?

When are ambitions good?
When are they bad?

What is your greatest recovery ambition in life? Why?
How important is your ambition to you and your recovery?

Which of your goals have you already achieved in recovery?
How would you feel when you have achieved your goal?
What will you feel or do if you fail to achieve one of your goals?

Quote from Matt
It is the doing that makes for continuance. It is not the knowing how the doing is done.

WE HAVE CALLS

Don

Jesse


Zack

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_By9xlqDrCPivKUoOidVqw2lTde9lBAKFkShiwCiwouUGX5ZcvPa1kAgNiNAeKZfHHqJ4VBz9I1LM5vk3xEMecmClfK3mFZBwMS9B1wpveXl-5ZbFZHpm3U9Mz7ULEbHe_Nb7yKAXCLhRAOsHD0YIQJlIdW0Q

Aug 11, 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
Aug 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
Aug 2, 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

Today, most all of our activities revolve around technology. Social media is the new norm of communication, and most people would not be able to work or complete daily tasks without their devices. Most people have some type of social media: whether it is Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or a similar platform. Social media has become a way that people interact with the world. “”Social media are increasingly affecting people’s everyday behavior, including their attitudes toward health and recovery.”

Ok, here is the question for tonight,
Is it possible to engage in recovery and safely connect with others through social media? The understanding of addiction as a medical condition has helped many individuals step out of shame. This shame that used to keep their condition from being shared. While isolation and lack of support can make addiction worse, connecting with other people and gaining a support system are proven to help individuals recover. While a sense of feeling connected is an important part of recovery, tonight, we want to talk about both the negative and positive outcomes of social media.

What forms of social media do you use in your recovery program?

What are the negatives of social media and your recovery?
What are some of the positives of social media and recovery?

How has your recovery toolbox changed with technology in your program?
What did you used to use but no longer use in you program?
What are your favorite
Web sites,
apps,
social media,
Podcasts
How do you use them?

What do you see in the future as far as recovery and technology?


WE HAVE CALLS

Brock from Kansas
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CcJ9l_VG4exdWSZXma6PgPX0vYz8TjQDMyy2PuJIubEqZLFZ1l1lcJKRDl1qgaiTwFKeaH-2k7QGoNE9vj5AR45QU_Kbtnwcxu71n72LkWUX_JVOSyFgXG0kMEDzrfyOhGxPbNKhXju6ZWR1UFcjbnQTnmPw

Clyde from Shelby Township
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Aq0eB6t8vcXXwOgnXFcb-cPeVIi9Bdtj4QqFNWMGaOOJrDXeYFwB7v1D1tQjLYwbDPPhOoxnEiw7REyJZXCq81J7OWDtFPGyeFHNpg9WJMJEuEr4hvcYmfW0NBgXaii_PXncPzyz0h7APWpyxZf--A2mABpg

Sarah
Speakpipe

Don
Speakpipe


As you know,
The Recovered Podcast is all about the New Guy.
Talk to that person,
What would you say to the new person about
Social Media and Recovery?

Jul 28, 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.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

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.
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