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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 04/29/2015

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When taking the journey toward recovery and sobriety, it's important to be kind and patient with yourself. Not only does this help you to focus on your goals rather than your past mistakes, but it also helps you to build confidence in yourself and your choices in the future. For many people who struggle with addiction, being overly critical of themselves is common. Although it is important to acknowledge your faults to help you to establish and accomplish your goals, it is also important to be kind to yourself to move forward. Contrary to popular belief, being kind to yourself isn’t a...

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Neuroscientists have found that those who dedicate themselves to more quiet time develop a much greater capacity for empathy and deep thought. This is because these skills require a slower variety of thought processes in order to develop. Therefore, by focusing on making time to be alone with your thoughts you can become a better parent, sibling, partner, and friend! This type of exercise is especially relevant to those in recovery. Creating temporary physical and mental space away from your immediate life allows for reflection on the past, present, and future. Being a bit removed from the...

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The holidays are often characterized as a season of togetherness with family and loved ones, but for many, navigating through this time of year while sober is uncharted territory. There is so much support out there for people committed to their sobriety, especially during the holidays. However, the added stressors of gifts, events, parties, and relatives can intensify urges and vaporize a resolve in the afternoon that was solid in the morning. We, at Recovered, understand firsthand the potential challenges and we want to offer our experience, strength, and hope for surviving the holidays....

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. This prayer asks positive power to help you peacefully accept those things you can’t change, and to have the courage to change what you can. In my experience, this often means changing my own whispered lies, words, and actions. If you’re confused about which things you can change and which ones you can’t, pause and ask for the wisdom to know which of the two choices is best for your situation. Tonight, we talk about the Serenity Prayer. Gigi’s book, 50...

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When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness. When the individual constantly complains, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind. Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need. Tonight, we talk about Gratitude. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our affiliate link 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Sean, Tony, McQ, Sam, Chris, Nicole, Falisha, Cristie, Mike, Joel, Marty, Betsy, Todd, Teresa, Lorien, Kim,...

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Hobbies are important for everyone: they can act as a fun and healthy outlet, or even something that brings more meaning to your life. But they’re crucial when you’re in recovery. Early in sobriety, you may only have energy for therapy and self-care. But as time goes on, you’ll need to spend the time you used to fill with alcohol or drugs in healthier ways — that’s where hobbies come in. We’re not here to tell you what hobbies to pick up: that can be an exciting journey for you to go on! But we do want you to understand how having new hobbies can benefit and shape your recovery:...

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When you’ve been through the trials and tribulations of active addiction, you may have a hard time moving on. Those caught up in substance abuse often make poor choices and hurt others in the process. Sometimes, the 12-step recovery process can bring up shameful memories and negative thoughts about those actions. This is why self-compassion is crucial for those in recovery. When used as a recovery tool, self-compassion has shown to help people deal with the stresses of early recovery and better manage their emotions. It involves being mindful, but the practice also boosts self-esteem,...

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Unfortunately, relapse is prevalent for those of us who try to remain sober.  According to many reports, 40 to 60 percent of people relapse within a year of starting their sobriety. With the right resources, recovery partners, and support system, you can avoid relapsing.  If you’re new, set yourself up for recovery success!  First of all, get a sponsor and go to meetings every day.  After that, surround yourself with the winners.  Surround yourself with recovery partners. Tonight, we talk about Finding Recovery Partners. Gigi’s book, 50 Ways to a Fear Less Now, our...

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

When I came into recovery, I was not on a winning streak.

And neither was my family on a winning streak.

As a matter of fact, my family was on the rocks.

I thought my loved ones would be thrilled when I came into the program, but as far as I could tell, they were just as pissed as ever.

Chrissy, Tell us a little about your family life before coming into the program.

What about your parents, your siblings, your loved ones.

Tell us a little about what family life was like for you before program.

What family members were affected by your drinking?

How were they affected?

Did they try to help?

Did they know anything about recovery?

Sue and Marty, welcome to the studio

For the benefit of our listeners, tell us a little about yourself

what is your sobriety date, who’s your sponsor, where is your home group?

Tell us a little about what family life was like for you before program.

What were the conditions when you came into recovery?

What family members were affected by your drinking?

How were they affected?

Did they try to help?

Did they know anything about recovery?

How did recovery initially affect your relationship?

Page 124 of the Big Book

This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem. We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not,

What has been your experience with taking the painful past family life and making something positive with it?

What did your family know about recovery when you came in and how did they react?

How did family relationships change after recovery?

Did your recovery upset the family after recovery?

What were their expectations?

What were your expectations?

Was the family jealous of recovery?

How is it changing today?

WE HAVE CALLS!

Let’s listen

Matt

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Josh

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From Cathy

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Alex

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Have you ever tried to talk about your addiction and recovery to your family?

How about your children, what discussions have you had with them about your alcoholism and recovery?

How have these discussions changed as they got older?

Do you have any family members in recovery?

Have your loved ones ever describe what it was like for them when you were using?

How did you react?

What about the amends process, have you done this with your family?

The Recovered Podcast is really for the new person in recovery.

 

What would you say to the new guy who is struggling with family relationships and is early in recovery?