Women in Recovery - Recovered 600
Release Date: 05/14/2015
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline Honesty - Recovered 1144
It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142
Here in our virtual 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.info_outline Reaching Out - Recovered 1140
If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.info_outline Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141
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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?
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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.