Interview with Kurt S. - Recovered 707
Release Date: 06/04/2016
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 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
I had the privilege to meet you relatively recently
I think I first met you you at Gregg and chrissy’s house last year
You are Russ’ sponsor, right?
Since then, the three of us have tried to get together on a monthly basis and I use you guys as a sort of steering committee for this show.
For this I am grateful for your wisdom and insight.
Let’s start where we always start.
Kurt, what is your sobriety date?
Who is your sponsor?
Where is your homegroup?
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Tell us where were you born and your family of origin.
What were your religious experiences?
Tell us your early story up until your bottom
Describe your bottom and early recovery.
Describe how you worked the steps.
What did you learn?
Tell us one amends story.
When was the obsession to drink removed?
Have you had a spiritual experience?
Describe how you work your program today.
Trauma and its Effects on Disease/Recovery
Have you had trauma(s) in your life?
How did that (they) affect your disease?
How did it affect your program?
How does it affect you today?
What was the #1 thing that was holding you back from entering recovery?
What is the best recovery advice you ever received?
What is something that is working for your recovery program right now?
Beside the Big Book, what is the best recovery book you have read?
What would you say to the new guy?