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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 06/22/2016

Being Grateful - Recovered 1192 show art Being Grateful - Recovered 1192

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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.

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Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188 show art Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188

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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.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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Loneliness - Recovered 1186 show art Loneliness - Recovered 1186

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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.

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First Things First - Recovered 1185 show art First Things First - Recovered 1185

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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.”

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Getting Rest - Recovered 1183 show art Getting Rest - Recovered 1183

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181 show art Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181

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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.

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"Reading recovery literature is another important tool of the program. It helps to educate, motivate, and inspire us. Reading recovery literature helps us learn how to stay sober and work a recovery program specifically tailored for us." This does however assume you are literate and sighted, which is not always the case.

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When you were new, what were you told to read?

How was it effective?
How did you use recovery literature, what were your routines?

What were some of your favorite titles when you were new?

What websites, blogs, or podcasts do you use in your recovery?

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Some of my books I have read

Big Book
Big Book Commentary by Frank Dwyer
12 and 12
Daily Meditations
24 Hours a Day
How Alanon Works
Blueprint for Progress
Courage to Change
A New Pair of Glasses
Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers
As Bill Sees it
Drop the Rock
The Golden Key
Three scriptures foundational according to Dr. Bob
The Sermon on the Mount
The Book of James
1 Cor 13

Ever thought about the fact that the programs assumes you can read?

I knew a guy who was illiterate in the program
In aa we have a tradition where the introduction to the meeting includes readings from approved literature and is shared by different members
Ken could never participate in this
He couldn’t read the Big Book. But Ken could pray
He might be the most spiritual person I knew.

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What would you say to the new guy?