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Celebrating in Recovery - Recovered 1012

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Release Date: 07/02/2019

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We have taken the very difficult moral inventory and admitted to our wrongdoings to ourselves, our higher power and to another human being. It’s now time to remove those wrongdoings from our everyday lives and we need help to ensure that we completely remove our shortcomings and don’t continue to fall victim to any of addiction’s ill effects.

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The sixth step can bring about significant and very noticeable change when it comes to the thought patterns and behavior that have been with us for a long time. It doesn’t happen overnight obviously, and there is nothing like perfection when working the twelve steps of AA. It’s about making a commitment and being content with patient improvement.

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Step Four has prepared you for step five, and by finding the courage to overcome that fear of rejection or the shame of your inventory, you experience honesty on a deeper level than in your first step of admission, and you break the pattern of denial that often plagues those suffering with alcoholism.

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While working on our step inventories we get a new perspective on the bigger picture, on patterns, selfishness, our responsibility in situations and in this process we are building up an accurate self-appraisal with true self-worth as the reward.

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When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our conscience and a Higher Power.

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This is the beginning of the end, in a way. You will end your old life and begin your fresh one, committed to faith – faith in whatever you choose.

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The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is:

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If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice. It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.

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Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.

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Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.

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One of the fears that people have when they give up alcohol or drugs is that a life of sobriety will be boring. Once people spend a bit of time in recovery they realize that this is a complete myth. Sobriety opens up a world of opportunity, and most people complain that there is not enough hours in the day to do all the things they want to do.

Tonight, we talk about Celebrating in Recovery

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In can be hard for those who abuse substances to understand how anyone could celebrate anything without mind-altering substances to help things along. These individuals can later find out that it is not only possible to celebrate without alcohol and drugs, but that it is significantly more rewarding to do so.


How did you celebrate before recovery?

What did you celebrate in early recovery?

How did you celebrate?

What did you learn about yourself?

Were you fearful of celebrating in early recovery?

How did the program help?


What are difficult places to go sober when you were new?

Where are the difficult places today?


How do you have fun today?

What sober places do you look forward to most?


What places are fun today that used to be difficult before?

Why is having fun in recovery important?

How has the program helped?



We asked our listeners about this topic.


Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at


And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.


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To get involved in each week’s show prep.


We asked our listeners, 

"What do you celebrate in recovery”


Did you take the survey?




What would be your answer?



What do you celebrate today?

How do you do this?

How is your fear level of wet places today?

How do you prepare?

How do you stay safe in wet places of celebration?

When you are hosting a party, do you serve alcohol?

Do you have an escape plan?

Explain how this works for the new person?


How are you celebrating the fourth of July?

What is the holiday known here in america as fourth of July?


Sobriety countdown?




How do you celebrate when you don’t want to?

How do you celebrate a death?


Reasons to Celebrate in Recovery

When people give up alcohol and drugs they already have something to celebrate. The longer they stay sober the more reasons they will have to feel good about life. There will also be plenty of special occasions in sobriety worth celebrating such as:


* Birth of a child

* Sobriety birthdays

* New job

* Passing an exam

* Winning an award

* Getting a promotion

* Getting married

* Holidays like Christmas

* Recognition for a job well done


Once people escape an addiction, they are sure to have some great days ahead of them. These celebratory times are to be enjoyed, but they can be treacherous for people who are in the early days of their sobriety.

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Our sustaining recovered podcast partners are a big part 

in our self supporting movement.


This week Kendra


became a Sustaining Partners

Thank you Kendra


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Thank you again



If you have experience with 

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse


you can call right now


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Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 


Mike from celebration Florida




What would you say to the new guy about Celebrating in Recovery?


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.