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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 10/08/2014

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Recovery is a spiritual process and step three is when the doors of hope, faith, and trust are opened.  The essence of step three is turning over your will, getting out of the way, and being restored to reality, honesty, and peace of mind. When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving without any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our Higher Power. The exact...

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Many of us also struggle with the words “power greater than ourselves,” interpreting that language to mean “God” or “organized religion.” However, this is not what that phrase means. Instead, these words typically refer to a mix of things like 12-step recovery groups, supportive friends and family, therapists, therapy groups, etc. For some of us, God and religion enter the mix; for others, not so much.   Ultimately, the definition of “power greater than ourselves” depends as much on our personal belief system as anything else. So this step is less about God/religion and...

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The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Tonight, we talk about Step 1. 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Nikki, Penny, Jennifer, Rebekah, Bryan, Tonja, Kim, Kendra, Karen, Chris, Tony, Sam, Chris, Falisha, Nicole, Laura, Audrey, Joel, Betsy,...

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Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan.  Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  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. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Todd, Betsy,...

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Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan.  Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  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. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Todd, Betsy,...

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When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They are still going to have to deal with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. The only difference will be that they won’t be hiding from reality through substance abuse. One of the things that people in recovery are almost certain to face is fear. It is unavoidable. Those in recovery are no longer interested in hiding from fear. Their focus is on learning to manage it effectively. Fear can be defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending pain or danger. The trigger for...

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Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"

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Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"

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Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL - October 9th 1993 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"  

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Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL - October 9th 1993 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"  

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Go to enough meetings, and you are likely to see someone you didn't know was in AA.

Stay in the program long enough and you may have the distinction of being at a meeting with your kid.

Being at a meeting with your parent will probably affect your share.

What are you initial thoughts on this topic of relationships in AA?

Before you went to your first meeting but after you had decided that you were going to go Alcoholics Anonymous, did you ever worry that you would see someone that you would know at your first meeting?

Did someone take you to your first meeting?

Was that awkward or comforting?

Have you ever been to a meeting with a desire to share about a resentment with someone, but that someone was at the meeting?

What is your experience?

If you have not had this experience, how do you think you would handle it?

If you have had this happen, what was your experience?

If you were to face that situation again, what would you do different?

What would you do the same?

Have you ever seen someone you know socially at an AA meeting, but did not know they were in AA?

What was your experience?

What would you do different?

What would you do that same?

What advice would you give to the new guy?

Have you been to a meeting with a close relative?

What was that like the first time?

Have you been to al-anon?

Have you ever felt awkward being an alcoholic at an al-anon meeting?

Do you have relationships with people in a 12 step fellowship other than your own?

Do you talk program with these people?

Even though you don't share the same addiction, is there a connection?

What is your experience?

Do you know anyone who goes to Al Anon because of you?

Have you ever been to an Al-Anon meeting with them?

Have you ever had someone approach you and say, "I saw you at a meeting..."

What was that experience like?

How did you react?

What is the closest relative that has attended your open talk?

What was that like?

Is there anyone you would feel awkward to have attend your open talk?

Why or why not?

Talk to the new guy who would like to go to their first AA meeting but is afraid that someone he knows will recognize him.

Talk to the person who feels shame about going to the meeting and being found out.