Recovery in theDigital Age - Recovered 1017
Release Date: 07/24/2019
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Modern communication in recovery is flowing from one alcoholic to another in ways that are high-tech, relatively open-ended and evolving quickly. Protecting anonymity is a major concern for members, who are accessing the Internet in ever-growing numbers.
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Now, back to the show…
Tonight, the topic is
Recovery in the Digital Age
When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity
and for protecting that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should
consider whether we are publishing at the public level. When we break
our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity
Conference approved literature clearly defines how to protect anonymity. Conference approved literature states:
A.A.s do not publicly identify themselves as A.A. members using their full names and/or full-face photos.
What technology tools do you use in recovery?
How does it help?
How do you use it?
How do you get it?
- Google groups
- Online recovery support podcast
- Online meetings
- Audible books
- Phone calls
- Group texting apps
What about open talks?
Isn’t that breaking anonymity?
Is there anything special you use with sponsees
What do you recommend to new people?
How does technology hinder your recovery program?
Are you concerned with privacy?
How do you protect your anonymity?
Do you worry about “Normal” people finding out you are in recovery when online?
Does your home group have a technology outreach?
We asked our listeners about this topic.
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We asked our listeners,
"What technology tools do you use in recovery?”
Did you take the survey?
What would be your answer?
When is texting most appropriate?
When is a phone call most appropriate?
When is face to face most appropriate?
Does anybody use us mail?
What are online meetings?
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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.