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This Year in Recovery - Recovered 560

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 12/30/2014

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Recovered Podcast

One of the long-standing obstacles to recovery is the emotional and physical cues that we experience, which make us feel like using alcohol and drugs. These cues are most commonly referred to as triggers, and they can manifest differently for different people. For some, seeing old friends and loved ones is enough to trigger wanting a drink; for others, the stress of performing well at work or school elicits the old feelings of using performance-enhancing substances. Whatever the cause, triggers should be expected—and like many other facets of recovery, expecting and planning for them is the...

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Listener Jacqui Open Talk

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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 on. Here in the 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 Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on...

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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...

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Tim P Open Talk

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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 on. Here in the 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 Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on...

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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals. Goals to improve our well being. Goals to help us be happy, joyous, and free. We are told, it is okay to plan, just that we should be careful not to plan the outcomes. We can make a plan, we should just be careful that our plan doesn't turn into an expectation. An expectation that is unreasonably high can turn into a premeditated resentment. And resentments are dangerous for us alcoholics. Tonight, we talk about Making Recovery Goals. Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self...

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Feelings of alienation and loneliness are difficult, but they are also normal. They are a part of the human experience shared by all, whether recovering or not. Many deep thinking philosophers have attempted to make meaning of it these emotions. We all try to find ways to bear what sometimes feels unbearable. Spiritual traditions also describe these negative emotions. Some have talked about these feelings as a sense of disconnection from the divine. The fact that so many philosophers and spiritual figures have grappled with alienation and loneliness is an indication of how pervasive these...

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These are the types of episodes published each weekend for Premium Subscribers.  If you would like these and the other 1000 episodes available in our back catalog, please consider becoming a Premium Member. The show would not be online without Premium Members   Premium members are the main reason why Recovered Podcast is still online.  If you want to help us continue to help the new guy, watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium. If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to  and let me...

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Recovered Podcast

These are the types of episodes published each weekend for Premium Subscribers.  If you would like these and the other 1000 episodes available in our back catalog, please consider becoming a Premium Member. The show would not be online without Premium Members   Premium members are the main reason why Recovered Podcast is still online.  If you want to help us continue to help the new guy, watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium. If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to  and let me...

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At this time of year, most people reflect on the past year.  Some us also make some plans for the next year too.

So we at the Recovered podcast thought we would take time to reflect on 

our own recovering program specifically and 

the recovering community in general 

over the past 12 months.

In general, what are your thoughts on AA and the recovering community as a whole over the past year?

NPR Looks at 2014 and Addiction 

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AA in the news in 2014

Celebrities in recovery 

Any AA victories? - 

Any tragic stories - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams

How was recovery portrayed in media? Hoffman and Williams news

How was recovery portrayed in movies/tv? Orange is the New Black, The killing. Thanks for Sharing, Breaking Bad, ‘

The Anonymous People, 

Marc Maron, 

Kristen johnson, 

Anna David, 

Now let’s move to a more personal are, our own recovery.   What was the recovery year of 2014 like for us?

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Share:

Share some highlights

Share some difficulties

What steps were significant for you, why?

What prayers were important to you, why?

What slogans helped, why?

This year I moved a little closer to acceptance

After Andrew’s suicide

I talked with Russ long and hard about why…

Why Andrew, 

Why me, 

why this why that

Russ encouraged me to keep asking my higher power about these things

Russ told me that some day, maybe the need for an answer may not seem so important.

What I have found is that by accepting what has happened and try to help others with our experience has brought new meaning to my recovery program.

So my question in prayer has moved from why to how….

my prayer has moved from why God

to How can I make meaning

what can i do to honour Andrew’s memory?

He only posed the possibility that me need for an answer might fade.

This has made a tremendous difference in my outlook.

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Slogan:  One day at a time, do the next right thing….work

steps….2 and 3 learning acceptance...work and Andrew

Prayer….together with Anna, meditation at meetings by listening to you

What are your hopes for 2015?

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