loader from loading.io

Friends Outside the Program - Recovered 755

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 11/09/2016

Sobriety is Inexhaustible - Recovered 1200 show art Sobriety is Inexhaustible - Recovered 1200

Recovered Podcast

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 show art Big Book Workshop Part 3 - Recovered 1199

Recovered Podcast

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 2005

info_outline
Living By Example - Recovered 1198 show art Living By Example - Recovered 1198

Recovered Podcast

We use our experience to put others at ease.

info_outline
Big Book Workshop Part 2 - Recovered 1197 show art Big Book Workshop Part 2 - Recovered 1197

Recovered Podcast

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 2005

info_outline
Surrender Sick of Being Sick and Love - Recovered 1196 show art Surrender Sick of Being Sick and Love - Recovered 1196

Recovered Podcast

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 show art Big Book Workshop Part 1 - Recovered 1195

Recovered Podcast

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 2005

info_outline
I Already Posses Recovery - Recovered 1194 show art I Already Posses Recovery - Recovered 1194

Recovered Podcast

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 show art Being Grateful - Recovered 1192

Recovered Podcast

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

Recovered Podcast

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

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

Recovered Podcast

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

info_outline
 
More Episodes

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.

Call us at 1-734-288-7510 or tap Speakpipe or Wavve

Join the Chat Room, Tap Live stream and Chat Room

email at [email protected]

Subscribe to Premium

Get daily recovery messages Daily AA Emails.  

Convenient Links
 
What are your thoughts on this recommendation, limiting contact with using friends early on?


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.


Thoughts, opinion?
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?


We Have Calls


Brianna
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_C4tlkKesQv9AzuaF3bNE13WWOov7fyf1VIq9Vx8PHGCHKj32jiu3WeD_s3SMUA21U969api1tlWOyWK_Q6HdLOE1-xkP92kBDkJJKDlvJ0ikpR_6uSqjl0YbWc65W0P6jNpvGpukIRpmf378S1HKxu3w5iSw


Nicole from Ottawa
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_BBSADFZTGJ_W18E5XKckdPNcww_3xUddpTzz0Z8deqq6n9U_OOk0nZ5NIfTpX3B5HWMfcwkOqQqi-U0shWdYxQJyI9zaUkM9WmTcDahTmfV4_MDIilj1wupbZsIkBkWDeJmeU7z-5U8h_xzgS23liI0O1Q4g


Flo - parts 1 and 2
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_CI0Ps2Ksc9o0fRzXPvayj3s4fwUkwyCJZXRyq9MA4uxfNx0Bz3pCeSmqqk0snp9lBgDmZnmCXyjyG0aMKxzUURhHo1bglvynIMTo_ssa7x30iQ6_fXQUFHDIwE49TfNb6Z1Smgsbc4oBAw665jwPvHBwhEdw


https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Avso4sX_t2wQoTXfYB0Jt23ME9bFAbMbm_7Wnx198wAwAxmYbQbWvpR5386ZV0SlSKweHs6yZkAvXsxNhvOd1hykdF2b0yd7eRzg3Tzgp2FHnH8IRLa3V3bqC_Xzmw7wtq9pTfJqp8YSUUbfjtGcP9aSSj6Q


Mike (anonymous)
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages


What would you say to the new guy?