Feeling Sad in Recovery - Recovered 604
Release Date: 05/27/2015
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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This episode is more about feeling sad rather than something more serious like clinical bi-polar depression. For someone suffering from mental illness such as a manic state of bipolar, simply going to a meeting is not enough.
We are not therapists and we have no expertise in this area. If you are in therapy, and you hear us crossing that line, please accept our apology, that is not our intent. If you think you are clinically depressed, see a professional and follow their direction. Take what you like and leave the rest.
But let’s turn to you first,
Before you came into program, before addiction, as a child, would you consider yourself as a generally happy kid?
How about during middle school?
How about during high school?
How about after your tried drugs and alcohol?
Was there any trauma in your life that changed your general disposition of happiness?
As your drinking career developed, did you suffer from periods of depression?
Have you ever had therapy?
Have you been diagnosed with depression?
In your understanding in therapy, How are depression and sadness different?
Again this program is about sadness, clinical depression can be dangerous and we urge you to get professional help along with your participation in a recovery support group.
Near the end, was there any joy left?
Tells us about sadness in early recovery.
How did you cope?
How do the:
How does your:
big book and 12 and 12
What is it like today?
What is emotional sobriety?
we have an email
email - Ruth T
Call from Chris from Vancouver
email - Mary F
We have Calls
Call - Matt from Connecticut
Call - Alex from Austin
Call - Amy
What would you say to the new person who is sad all the time? What would you say to the person who is grieving, but probably doesn’t even know it?