First Meeting - Recovered 610
Release Date: 06/16/2015
Bud M. from Huntington, CA speaking at the Paramount Speaker Group in Paramount CA - May 2nd 1999 This week, They made their Sustaining Partner Donations. For more information, tap This episode is sponsored by They used the donation button found on our website at Visit our websiteinfo_outline The Promises - Recovered 1366
To skip the intro, tap 3:25 "Alcoholics Anonymous," commonly referred to as the Big Book, is a seminal text that outlines the principles and promises of the 12-step recovery program for individuals grappling with alcoholism. The promises encapsulated within its pages serve as a beacon of hope for those seeking recovery. These assurances go beyond mere abstinence from alcohol and extend to a profound transformation of the individual's life. The book promises a spiritual awakening, a fundamental shift in perspective that enables individuals to find a higher purpose and meaning in life. It...info_outline Billy S - Recovered 1364
Billy S. from Las Vegas, NV speaking at the 15th Annual Tri State Roundup in Laughlin, NV - May 20th-23rd 1999 This week, They made their Sustaining Partner Donations. For more information, tap This episode is sponsored by They used the donation button found on our website at Visit our websiteinfo_outline Step 2 - Recovered 1365
To skip the intro, tap 3:25 Step 2 holds profound significance as it invites individuals to embark on a journey of hope and faith. This step encourages individuals to believe in a power greater than themselves and to recognize that their efforts alone may not be sufficient to overcome the challenges of addiction. The importance of Step 2 lies in its ability to provide a sense of solace and assurance, especially in moments of doubt and despair. It opens the door to the possibility of healing by fostering a connection with a higher power, however, one chooses to define it, and in doing...info_outline Bill C. - Recovered 1363
Bill C. from Ventura, CA sharing his story at the Stateline Retreat in Las Vegas, NV - December 8th 2022 This week, They made their Sustaining Partner Donations. For more information, tap This episode is sponsored by They used the donation button found on our website at Visit our websiteinfo_outline Personal Responsibility - Recovered 1362
Taking personal responsibility is a cornerstone for success in recovery programs. It's a principle that places the individual in the driver's seat of their recovery journey, emphasizing their accountability for their actions and choices. By acknowledging their role in their addiction and taking responsibility for it, individuals gain a sense of empowerment. This empowerment allows them to break free from the victim mentality often associated with addiction. This recognition of personal responsibility is a critical step in dismantling the denial that can perpetuate the cycle of addiction. This...info_outline Step 1 - Recovered 1361
Step 1 holds profound significance for individuals battling drug and alcohol addiction. It is often considered the foundation upon which the entire recovery journey is built. Step 1 suggests that individuals admit their powerlessness over their addiction and acknowledge the unmanageability of their lives. This admission can be incredibly humbling and difficult, as it requires individuals to confront the stark reality of their condition. However, it is precisely this recognition of powerlessness that sets the stage for genuine transformation. By admitting the problem, individuals can let go of...info_outline Larry T. - Recovered 1360
Larry T. from Bellflower, CA speaking Woodstock West in Los Angeles, CA - May 9th 2014 This week, Tony, Chris, Chance, Sam, Nicole, Falisha, Cristie, Joel They made their Sustaining Partner Donations. For more information, tap This episode is sponsored by McQ, Helen, Brian, Teresa, Audrey They used the donation button found on our website at Visit our websiteinfo_outline Ebby T. - Recovered 1359
Ebby T. from Dallas, TX speaking at the San Jose conference - March 4th 1961 This week, Tony, Chris, Chance, Sam, Nicole, Falisha, Cristie, Joel They made their Sustaining Partner Donations. For more information, tap This episode is sponsored by McQ, Helen, Brian, Teresa, Audrey They used the donation button found on our website at Visit our websiteinfo_outline The Doctor's Opinion - Recovered 1357
"The Doctor's Opinion" chapter in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is a pivotal section that plays a foundational role in the recovery process for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Written by Dr. William D. Silkworth, a renowned physician who specialized in the treatment of alcoholism in the early 20th century, this chapter offers a medical perspective on the nature of alcoholism and addiction. Dr. Silkworth describes alcoholism as an illness that is progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal, emphasizing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the disease....info_outline
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The first meeting I ever attended is clear in my memory. For some people, it may not be so memorable, those early days can be really fuzzy.
But tonight, we are going to talk about our experience, strength, and hope regarding our first meeting.
We know from the feedback that we receive,
many of our listeners have not yet mustered up the courage to go to their first meeting.
The intent of this episode is to demonstrate that going to your first meeting doesn’t have to be scary, but rather,
your first meeting can be an opportunity to let go of the shitty life you are living.
But let’s go back, back before program and talk about what our understanding of AA was before we came into the rooms of alcoholics anonymous.
Before you came into the fellowship, what was your understanding of recovery?
What did you image meetings to be like?
How did TV and Movies shape your understanding?
What movies or TV programs?
How were they similar to reality?
How were they different?
How did you learn about this first meeting you went to?
Where was it?
Did you go alone?
Where was the first meeting you went to alone?
Was it a different experience going alone?
What did the meeting look like, describe your first meeting?
number of people there
describe the people there
describe your feelings
what were your expectations
what was reality
new members package
did you say your were new
did you say you were an alcoholic
did it seem religious
was it glum or did it seem they were having fun
money basket, did it bother you
do you remember anything about any of the readings
did you know the 12 steps before
any step strike you
describe the feelings throughout the evening (scared, embarrassed, safe, loved, odd)
coffee, smoking, language, laughter
What would you say to the new person who has not yet gone to a meeting?
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