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Anxiety - Recovered 1010

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Release Date: 06/26/2019

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You’ve had a longstanding and unwanted relationship with anxiety. Whenever you felt this paralyzing feeling, you drank or did drugs to find relief. However, the liquid courage you were after has now brought you nothing but trouble. Now that you are in recovery, you have to look for new and healthier ways to cope with your anxiety.

Tonight, we talk about Anxiety.

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If you suffer from anxiety and a substance use disorder, you might not understand how they interact, but you can definitely feel it. The tension, stress, worries and feeling of restlessness start to creep into your day; or maybe it hits you first thing when you wake. You try to go about your life, but all you can think of is your anxiety. It can consume you if you let it.  But there are ways to cope.  


That’s what we will talk about tonight.  Tonight we talk about anxiety


Let’s go to you first Matt,

When you think about anxiety, where does your head go first?


What is your experience?

What did it used to be like?

What were you anxious about before program?

How did you cope?


What happened in early recovery?

What is it like now?


Usually there is an underlying problem that causes anxiety.

I have to check myself, usually I’m hiding something.


Sometimes, anxiety can be good

Anxiety got my into program



For me, I need to check myself and be honest as to whether I have done something wrong that causes my anxiety

Am I hiding something?


Trauma can be a source of residual anxiety




Just wired that way


How can getting honest help?

How do you use honesty to help with anxiety

Sometimes, getting honest takes courage too.

What is your experience?


How can stinking thinking affect your anxiety?

How can you deal with stinking thinking?


How about amends?

How can steps 9 and 10 help?


How does being alone affect your anxiety levels?


We asked our listeners about this topic.


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To get involved in each week’s show prep.


We asked our listeners, 

"What helps you cope with anxiety?”


Did you take the survey?




What would be your answer?



What is the root cause?

What are the solutions?


Give your examples


New Tricks to Use When Anxiety Hits:

Deep breathing: When you take in deep breaths, you are telling your body to relax. The best way to do this is breathing in for four counts, holding the breath for four and letting it out for four counts. Repeat this at least four times or as long as you need.

Progressive muscle relaxation: This involves tensing specific muscles and relaxing them. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Start by balling your fists and tensing your arms. Hold the tension for four counts and let go. Move on to your stomach, your legs, and your feet. Repeat the cycle at least three time or as many times as you need. Before you know it, you’ll feel loose and relaxed.

Challenging your anxiety: Sometimes you let your thoughts take over. However, using “thought stopping” and “reframing” helps you take on your thoughts and push them out of the way. Whenever you have a paralyzing thought, literally tell yourself “stop!” and switch it out for a positive thought.

With practice and consistency, the change in your routine becomes second nature and effective.

Talk to the person who is struggling with Anxiety.


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If you have experience with 

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse


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Mike from celebration Florida





What would you say to the new guy about Anxiety?


So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.