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There is no fear so intense that sobriety cannot bring relief, no relationship so twisted that peace is not imaginable, no noise of life so loud that harmony is not possible.info_outline Big Book Workshop Part 3 - Recovered 1199
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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
Some have recommended that those who are in early recovery
(the first couple of years)
limit contact with former drinking and drug using friends.
This is not to say they are bad, just maybe not the healthiest choice during early recovery.
We will explore this position.
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Why do you think this is recommended?
What was your experience during early recovery?
Now let’s talk about later in recovery.
Let’s talk about after the obsession to use has been lifted.
Some recovery professionals say
one of the important tasks that people undertake in early recovery is to build a new social support network of people who support their sobriety. These do not necessarily have to be people in recovery,
but they should not be those who are actively involved in substance abuse.
This means that by the time the person has been sober for a few years they will have all the friends and support they need.
Do you socialize with people who drink?
Do you find this awkward?
How do you react when people ask for permission to drink?
Do you socialize with people who actively use drugs?
Is this different for you thank for people who drink?
Why or why not?
Do you serve alcohol at home?
Why or why not?
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Nicole from Ottawa
Flo - parts 1 and 2
What would you say to the new guy?