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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 05/14/2015

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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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.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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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.

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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.”

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tonight, we are going to talk about women in recovery.  

We have women in the studio who are familiar with AA, NA, and Al-Anon as well.  

For those who are new, AA and NA are for people who have a desire to quit, and Al-Anon are for people who have been affected by someone else’s using.

But tonight, we want to explore the unique challenges for women in recovery,

whether you are an alcoholic or if you love one.  

We hope to discuss the barriers to recovery.  

We also plan to discuss the difference between the programs,

and we will probably discuss some similarities.

Hopefully, there will be surprises.

Ok Chrissy, let’s start with you.  Let’s start with you just before you came into the fellowship

Did you have any fears as a woman entering recovery?

Just before program, what were your relationships like with other women?

What about after program, has your attitude changed?  How?

What was it like as a women in early recovery?

and is it different for you now?

What is it like to be at a meeting with all women?

What are some discussion topics that are easier to talk about with all women?

What are some discussion topics that are difficult with all women?

What is it like to be at a meeting where you are the only women?

What are some discussion topics that are easier to talk about with men?

What are some discussion topics that are difficult with all men?

What are your opinions of single gender meetings?

Why is Al Anon predominantly women?

Why is AA predominantly men?

What are the barriers to women coming into program?

What steps, prayers, slogans are challenging to women?

What kind of expectations do women feel (from society, from family, etc) and how do we use the 12 steps and the program to navigate those expectations?

How is recovery from alcoholism and addiction different for women?

How do women in Al-Anon and women in AA relate to each other? (There's a juicy topic!)

Are you mindful of how you dress to meetings (HOT TOPIC)?

What about giving out phone numbers?

What about sponsorship? Do you have a women sponsor and what about a women having a man sponsor or vice versa?

Bronte from Paris

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Nicole

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Kathy

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_D35dU_K9mBzBE5yJf28eveTPrXEmTf55xMnpnXecRZSAfPWZ3RRco81f5PI59GdjN3a_pJyJB1v_0IQkGSgceR1QWFmlAxm56g10yLc8B8nTq1ehV7VlV-ZcU5YN66d-fBrQnlkTfX3N1mOwusRxuDdBdHcQ

Jackie

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Shanni

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Laura C

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_AuEwCHNh2X90-xYQg23FecQK5U86fx5a6q_icfgBB1aelVvAV17wAeZsY0YMs-ewCYNrx2nwW17q0KBj4QL1vqLlw_bQw3CKcF5LTmAN1jDTJQKuPYcozH6tsCIy8ogqLS6GQbM5RFw8e-3VJigeQpOFEXQg

Talk to the woman who is new to the program, what words of encouragement would you give?

What would you tell a woman who has never been to a meeting or is early in recovery.