Creativity and Recovery - Recovered 598
Release Date: 05/05/2015
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.info_outline Loneliness - Recovered 1186
It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.info_outline First Things First - Recovered 1185
The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannotinfo_outline Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181
Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline Smartphone Therapy - Recovered 1179
When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.info_outline Changing Routines - Recovered 1177
Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.info_outline
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Creativity can be defined as the ability to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities.
Is it possible to be creative in recovery without having to stimulate your mind with alcohol or drugs?
Of course it is!
The problem is that you may have to convince your brain of this at first. And that can be a bit of a challenge.
But I want to know what you think.
Let’s go to you matt
what types of creative things are you involved in?
Where you afraid that your art would suffer?
Did you know any creative types in recovery before you came in?
What was it like when you first came into recovery and you were new?
Did your creativity suffer?
Did recovery take time away from your art?
What about fuzzy thinking in early recovery, how did that affect you?
What about PAWS? Did you suffer from Post Acute Withdrawl Symptom?
What were some of your experiences?
What were your fears?
How did others in the field react to your sobriety?
Did you have support from fellow sober artists?
Did you have to give up some relationships?
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Liz Lemmon - Creative
Josh k - Creativity
Alex from Austin
What about now, what has happened to your creativity now that you are sober?
What about relationships now?
How do you work a program about your artistic endeavours?
What do you do now to increase your creativity?
What kinds of creative things are you involved in?
What was it like before recovery?
How did your disease affect your art as it progressed?
Did you consider recovery before you came in?
What were some of the fears you had regarding recovery?
Talk to the new guy who is afraid of what sobriety may mean to his art. What words of encouragement do you have?