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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 04/15/2015

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Recovered Podcast

We have taken the very difficult moral inventory and admitted to our wrongdoings to ourselves, our higher power and to another human being. It’s now time to remove those wrongdoings from our everyday lives and we need help to ensure that we completely remove our shortcomings and don’t continue to fall victim to any of addiction’s ill effects.

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The sixth step can bring about significant and very noticeable change when it comes to the thought patterns and behavior that have been with us for a long time. It doesn’t happen overnight obviously, and there is nothing like perfection when working the twelve steps of AA. It’s about making a commitment and being content with patient improvement.

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Step Four has prepared you for step five, and by finding the courage to overcome that fear of rejection or the shame of your inventory, you experience honesty on a deeper level than in your first step of admission, and you break the pattern of denial that often plagues those suffering with alcoholism.

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While working on our step inventories we get a new perspective on the bigger picture, on patterns, selfishness, our responsibility in situations and in this process we are building up an accurate self-appraisal with true self-worth as the reward.

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When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of 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 conscience and a Higher Power.

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This is the beginning of the end, in a way. You will end your old life and begin your fresh one, committed to faith – faith in whatever you choose.

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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:

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If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice. It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.

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Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.

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Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.

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Asking for help is fundamental to the program.  .  No one is going to force recovery on you, you need to ask.

We don’t know what you need, you need to figure that out and ask.

But start before the disease, before the program, let’s go way back and see what our experience was like when we were young.

When you were a kid, was it easy for you to ask for help? Like asking for help at school or help with homework?

What was it like before program, did you know you needed help?

Did you ask for help before you came in?

Did you ever ask for help as part of your share at a meeting?  What happened?

In your early recovery, what prevented you from asking for help?

Where you afraid what would happened if you asked for help?

In your early recovery, what kind of things do you ask for?

How do you figure out what you need help with?

Have you ever asked anyone for help working the steps?

Have you ever asked someone other than your sponsor for help on a step?

How do you find someone you can trust when asking for help?

What about therapy, have you tried this?

We have Calls!

alex

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Di2nTY-ZfdLC7WZTUaQlefS7n1i6BJjJ2zpBC8hWG1XlyoxdR99QfXNhZDoszqxljBFKaDkEZL154CKB_7CPuBKIRzrGoW2wFqojfNyIKt8ZzCKuq7QBV9kHGDuMi3aKe3JfQMhIqUcvSb9AVF0NtjcAbFXQ

Carl from California

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DEP-wXs5_KYlMcxjzXxk_k_hEWnz2Js9HonAISXZ8TED1O2OYQOqvdIjwu7q8-7tO4R6Bjjs6CG9wEDfBlsKwjZM3wZ4h6cjcNuMmL_KLAcEVfmTSWtM7lvxqVsQYYiQpEtjxldsEJrgwx4V316AANkJTr5A

How do you say thanks to the person who helped you?

Has anyone asked you for help?  Explain.

Have you asked a group for help?

Have you ever said no to someone asking for help?

What would you say to the new guy?