Celebrating in Recovery - Recovered 1012
Release Date: 07/02/2019
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
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The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
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Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline Smartphone Therapy - Recovered 1179
When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.info_outline Changing Routines - Recovered 1177
Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.info_outline
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.
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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?
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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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.