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Moment of Clarity - Recovered 476

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 03/25/2014

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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

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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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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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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.

More Episodes

  • For addicts and alcoholics and al-anons, the moment of clarity experience is usually the catalyst that turns despair into hope and the helplessness of addiction and codependency into the promise of recovery.


What does the phrase moment of clarity mean to you?


  • Addiction is an illness that blends fact and fiction to the point that users often find themselves in hard shells of denial. The birth of recovery starts only when the truth breaks through that shield. Sometimes it happens instantaneously.


How were you lying to yourself about your condition?

Why did you lie about your condition?

How did this hurt you?

What was the result of this way of life?

How did the pain of a double life manifest itself?

Was it hard to keep your lies straight?


Ready to take some calls?


Laura - Moment of Clarity






Tony - MEDIA PLAYER, download file


  • Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, it always takes a moment of clarity for codependents, addicts and alcoholics to understand the utter futility of their lives under the influence.


What was your moment of clarity?

How did it feel just before?

What did you do?

How did you feel?

What happened?


What steps are part of this process?

How does a higher power work during this moment of clarity?

What about a sponsor, what role did he/she have?

How about meetings, did you rely on a group at all to process?


Final Thoughts