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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 10/14/2015

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Recovered Podcast

To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 11 in a 12-step recovery program holds significant importance for both straight and LGBTQIA+ individuals as it emphasizes the practice of spiritual principles and mindfulness. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals in recovery often struggle with issues of self-acceptance, shame, and spiritual disconnection. Step 11 encourages regular prayer and meditation, fostering a deeper connection with a higher power or spiritual principles that transcend individual differences. For LGBTQIA+ individuals who may have experienced rejection...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 10 in a recovery program holds immense importance as it emphasizes the practice of ongoing self-reflection and accountability. This step involves a daily inventory of one's thoughts, actions, and behaviors, along with a prompt acknowledgment of any shortcomings or mistakes. By regularly examining their attitudes and conduct, individuals in recovery cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and honesty, which are crucial for maintaining sobriety. Step 10 serves as a preventative measure against relapse by enabling individuals to promptly address any...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Steps 8 and 9 hold significant importance in the journey of recovery within Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Step 8 involves making a list of individuals harmed during one's active addiction and becoming willing to make amends to them. This step fosters accountability and self-reflection, encouraging individuals to confront the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for repairing the harm caused. By identifying those who have been affected by their behavior, individuals in recovery begin to understand the ripple effects of their actions and the...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Dealing with challenges in recovery is paramount to achieving sustained sobriety and personal growth. One of the key aspects is the recognition that recovery is not a linear process; setbacks and challenges are inevitable. Facing these difficulties head-on provides individuals with an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery. Through the support of a community that understands the struggles of addiction, people in recovery learn to confront and navigate challenges with resilience. This process fosters emotional strength, self-awareness, and coping...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Steps 6 and 7 are crucial stages in a recovery program, guiding individuals on their path to recovery. In Step 6, participants become willing to let go of their character defects—those negative traits or behaviors that hinder personal growth and well-being. This step calls for self-reflection and a genuine desire for change. It requires individuals to confront their shortcomings with honesty and openness, laying the groundwork for personal transformation. Recognizing the need for change and cultivating a willingness to let go of ingrained patterns are...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   In the context of recovery, steps 4 and 5 play crucial roles in fostering personal growth, self-awareness, and lasting change. Step 4 involves making a fearless and searching moral inventory of oneself. This introspective process requires individuals to honestly examine their past behaviors, actions, and attitudes, acknowledging both strengths and shortcomings. By confronting the often challenging aspects of one's past, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of their struggles, laying the foundation for meaningful transformation. This...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Popsicle Sticks is not a topic but rather a meeting style here in Southeast Michigan.  This show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting tonight.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  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 the chosen topic. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks   This week,  Becky, Kim, Joel,...

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 3 marks a critical juncture in the recovery journey, urging individuals to take a decisive step towards surrendering their will and lives to a higher power. This step acknowledges the limitations of self-reliance in the face of addiction and emphasizes the need for a spiritual awakening. It encourages individuals to let go of the illusion of control, recognizing that their personal willpower alone has been insufficient in managing the complexities of alcoholism. By making a conscious decision to turn their lives over to a higher power, individuals embark...

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Recovered Podcast

To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 2 holds profound significance as it marks a pivotal shift in perspective and sets the foundation for the transformative journey toward sobriety. Acknowledging a power greater than oneself is crucial as it encourages humility and openness to the idea that recovery requires a force beyond personal willpower. This step emphasizes the importance of surrendering to the reality that overcoming addiction is not a solitary endeavor but a collaborative effort that involves reliance on a higher power, which may take various forms depending on individual beliefs. ...

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Recovered Podcast

To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Continued growth is significant in a recovery program as it fosters the ongoing transformation necessary for sustained sobriety and a fulfilling life. Recovery is not merely about abstaining from substances; it is a holistic process of self-discovery and personal development. Embracing the culture of continuous growth allows individuals to address the root causes of their ongoing shortcomings. Through applying the 12-step principles, individuals in recovery learn to confront challenges with resilience and develop coping skills that go beyond the immediate...

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Let’s take this opportunity to reflect with gratitude on Recovery Heroes past and present.

We talk about the founders of our program,

we could talk about someone who carried the message to us when we most needed it.

You all could reflect on the hard lessons learnt through the stories told by other recovering people.

Some Possibilities

Your first sponsor

Your current sponsor

A sponsee

An Open Talk Speaker

Some other trusted servant

First person you ever knew who was in AA and you looked up to them

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Bill D Dr. Silkworth Carl Jung Jack Alexander

What is a hero?

Did you have heroes before program?

Who and why?

When you came into the program, who were some of the people you admired?

Is there anyone who you at first didn’t like, but with time you learned to respect?

When you first started to read the Big book, what did you think of some of the characters?

How did you learn about the history of the people and events in the book?

Who from recovery history do you admire?

What about today, who have you admired?

Alex - Austin

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Cathy - Ga

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Bronte

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Moira

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Tony

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Have you ever put someone on a pedestal, only to be disappointed?

How do we avoid this kind of let down?

What would you say to the new guy about this topic?