Socializing in Your Recovery Program - Recovered 612
Release Date: 06/30/2015
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
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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Being social again is something I had to learn
For me, it was awkward.
Now I don’t even think about it
But let’s go you first Matt
before program, what did you like to do, how did you socialize
What did you like to do before program?
Who did you socialize with?
What was the first Recovery social event you attended?
Describe the event, the place it was held, how did you feel, who did you go with?
In early recovery, how did you socialize?
Did you hang out with using friends?
Do you do AA social events?
How did you feel as new person?
We have calls
Alex from Austin
How about now, how do you socialize?
With friends that drink?
Do you organize anything?
What is that like?
How do you get new people involved?
What other things do you like to do?
What would you say to the new person about socializing in recovery