Problems Other Than Alcohol - Recovered 696
Release Date: 04/27/2016
Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline Living By Example - Recovered 1198
We use our experience to put others at ease.info_outline Big Book Workshop Part 2 - Recovered 1197
Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline Surrender Sick of Being Sick and Love - Recovered 1196
Through years of studying the Tao Te Ching, Buddy found a practical spirituality that has helped him apply the 12 Steps to all areas of his life.info_outline Big Book Workshop Part 1 - Recovered 1195
Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline I Already Posses Recovery - Recovered 1194
Buddy C found a practical spirituality that has helped him apply the 12 Steps to all areas of his life, especially surrendering more of his will and life’s cares to a Power Greater than himself.info_outline Being Grateful - Recovered 1192
To feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193
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 3 - Recovered 1191
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
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline
In one way or another, drug addiction affects most us in AA. For me and my experience with my son’s drug addiction, it stirs my deepest interest and sympathy. In the world around us, we see legions of men and women who become addicted to heroin who started with a legitimate prescription to an opiate such as vicodin. Then they find they are trying to cure or escape their problems by using that prescription until it becomes so expensive. The, heroin is the logical alternative because it is relatively cheap. Many A.A.’s, especially those who have suffered these particular addictions, are now asking, “What can we do to help?”
So, this is our topic, Problems other than alcohol.
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We asked our listeners a simple question on this topic. We ask, “Do you have a drug addiction?
Let’s go to you first Zach,
Are you in recovery because of polysubstance abuse?
Tell us about some of your using patterns.
How are they similar or different from your alcohol use?
I’m pretty sure I’m a heroin addict, I’m not positive because I’ve never tried it. I’m sure if I did, I would love it.
What about the ritual of use, does drug ritual mean anything to you?
How does your fellowship help you navigate recovery with
problems other than alcohol?
What are some of the challenges?
How do you share at meetings regarding your drug use and triggers?
Have you sponsored someone whose primary problem was not
How do you sponsor this type? What are some of the challenges?
Can a non alcoholic drug addict become an A.A. member?
Desire to stop using alcohol? If no, then no
Interesting question, do you have to be an alcoholic to be in AA?
Can someone with a drug addiction, who also has a genuine alcoholic history, become a member of A.A.?
What do you think about special-purpose groups for say people
who have polysubstance problems?
What do you think about A.A.’s who have suffered both alcoholism and addiction. What do you think about special-purpose groups forming to help other A.A.’s who are having drug trouble? Do you think this helpful? What could be some problems that could arise from such a formation?
Could such a special purpose group call itself an A.A. group?
Could such a group also include nonalcoholic drug users?
Is there any objection if A.A.’s who have had the dual problem join outside groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous?
What would you say to the new guy about this topic?