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Communication Recovered 1061

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Release Date: 01/29/2020

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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. 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.

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Do you know anyone who is reliable? Honest? Capable? Strong? Are you feeling trustworthy yourself?

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Even in ideal circumstances, addiction recovery can be difficult. Add a pandemic into the mix, and things can start to feel overwhelming.

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COVID-19 presents unique challenges for all of us. We find that being at home, with little to no access to in-person meetings, is creating hardships and challenges for us in recovery.

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It's a subtle difference that has vastly different outcomes. With patience, you will eventually reach your goal. Tolerance, however, will only serve to keep you stuck in the status quo. Patience is you allowing others time to rise to the challenge; tolerance is accepting whatever mediocrity they give you.

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People driven by envy carry a large boulder on their shoulders for all to see and touch. Everybody sees or senses it except the person who is being tormented by its consistent whisper. Envy will drive other people away from us when what we really need is to be involved in a recovering community to heal. Because recovery takes place in a community, envy ensures isolation which can lead to failure.

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For friends and family of a person dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, detachment can be a difficult concept to grasp. In the context of the Al-Anon program, "detach with love" is the idea that the family has to let go of their loved one's problem. It gives you permission to let them experience any consequences associated with their drinking or drug use and focus on your own health and well-being.

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The disease of addiction clouded how addicts related to others. It was a disease of perception. Isolated and lost in the self; they did not know how to communicate as addicts. But, in recovery, we learn how to overcome barriers to communication. It's like learning how to talk once again.

Recovery is a second childhood. Addicts learn how to be part of society and live with life as it stands. They do this by understanding themselves and others. Like everything else, they get good at it over time. It will be a painful, scary, and embarrassing process in the beginning. As they progress, they'll realise like with recovery, it was all worth the effort.

Tonight, we talk about Communication

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As a result of active addiction, addicts have lost the ability to communicate with others. A great majority of relapses have resulted from poor communication skills. Addicts have been unable to relate to their loved ones in mutual understanding.

First Thoughts?

What is good communication to you?
What is bad communication?
What gets in the way of good communication?
Why is communication important in your program?

Before program?

How do you communicate with recovery people?
What form is most effective?
When is face to cae needed?

History of communication in AA
In 1940, about ⅓ of household had a telephone, so early AA communication was face to face.

What are essential parts for you?
What are barriers to communication?
Low Self-Esteem
Lack of Boundaries
Inauthenticity / Masks
Aggression / Timidity

How can you overcome barriers?
Engage with others
Have empathy for others

How can you be a better listener?
What do you need to work on better communication?

Who is difficult for your to communicate with?
What can you work on?

Who is easiest to communicate with?
How can you improve?

When did you communicate poorly?
What happened?
What was your part?
What was the other person’s part?

What would you say to the new person about Communication?

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How do you most commonly communicate with your recovery friends?

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What would you say to the new guy about Communication?

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.