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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 07/16/2013

Humility - Recovered 1157 show art Humility - Recovered 1157

Recovered Podcast

Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Willingness - Recovered 1155 show art Willingness - Recovered 1155

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Integrity - Recovered 1152 show art Integrity - Recovered 1152

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Courage - Recovered 1150 show art Courage - Recovered 1150

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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Faith - Recovered 1148 show art Faith - Recovered 1148

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope - Recovered 1146 show art Hope - Recovered 1146

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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Honesty - Recovered 1144 show art Honesty - Recovered 1144

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142 show art Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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Reaching Out - Recovered 1140 show art Reaching Out - Recovered 1140

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If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.

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Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141 show art Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141

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Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009

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Let’s let our listeners introduce the show


Here is Bronte from Australia


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What is Sponsorship?

Why is it important?

What to look for?

What to watch out for?

How do you develop trust?

How do you get a sponsor?


Joe from California - Changing Sponsors

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Does changing sponsors mean giving up on the program?

Is Changing Sponsors a bad thing?

What might be a bad reason for changing a sponsor?

May a newcomer change sponsors?


Call From Liz Lemon - Changing Sponsor

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How do you know when to change sponsors?

What if you are not clicking with your sponsor?

How do you break up with a sponsor?


Is sponsorship different between fellowships?

Has your understanding changed over the course of your membership?


Should sponsor and newcomer be as much alike as possible (such as drug of choice, age, family situation)?

What if the sponsor is unavailable when needed?

May a newcomer have more than one sponsor?


Is it ever too late to get a sponsor?



For the Person Wanting to Be a Sponsor

How does sponsorship help the sponsor?

Can any member be a sponsor?

How do you get a sponsee?

When is a member ready for sponsorship responsibility?

What does a sponsor do and not do?

What if you are asked for advice?

Is there any one best way of sponsoring a newcomer?


Kelli    this one >>>>>>>  Is it possible to get too attached to a sponsee?

How to handle sponsee break up?


Final Words/thoughts