First Times in Recovery - Recovered 646
Release Date: 11/11/2015
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
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 Staying Active - Recovered 1176
We have found many kinds of activity useful and profitable, some more than others. Here are two kinds, in the order of their effectiveness as we experienced it.info_outline
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When we come into recovery, we begin a whole new way of life.
This means changing our actions and our attitudes.
We are promised a new freedom and a new happiness.
The Big Book talks about the program resulting in huge
emotional displacements and rearrangements.
By definition, we are going to experience t
hings, situations, people for the first time.
This is our topic tonight.
First Times in Recovery
Where do you guys want to start?
We may want to talk about our first meeting our first sponsor, our first holiday sober.
Let’s keep the New comer in mind.
Let’s share our experience, strength, and hope so that the new guy doesn’t feel so unique.
Like he is the only one to fear watching the Lions on Thanksgiving day sober for the first time.
There is hope. Let’s give that to them tonight.
What First thing would you like to share
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First 4th step
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