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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 02/01/2017

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Transitional Housing programs provide structured living settings where newly-sober addicts and alcoholics learn basic skills for drug-free living. Typically, residents hold a job, contribute to maintaining their household, attend 12-step meetings and participate in community life. Transitional Housing can provide a simple way off the streets and into solid recovery. Tonight, we talk about Prayer and Transitional Housing. Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways. ...

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In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, where the 12-step program is outlined, Step 11 reads: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. If you’re new and these words seem like a tall order, rest assured that, like all the other steps, Step 11 can be practiced at a very basic level to begin with. Tonight, we talk about Prayer and Meditation Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions....

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These are the types of episodes published each weekend for Premium Subscribers.  If you would like these and the other 1000 episodes available in our back catalog, please consider becoming a Premium Member. The show would not be online without Premium Members Premium Membership  Premium members are the main reason why Recovered Podcast is still online.  If you want to help us continue to help the new guy, watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium. If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to...

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Tolerance is one of the most valuable skills to be learned early on in recovery. Growth does not lie in an ability to avoid difficulties but in our ability to live with discomfort at times and learn how to pass through difficulties. The key to tolerance is to accept a certain amount of suffering as part of the human experience without judgment and with the critical understanding that it will pass. Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways. Episode Sponsorship  We...

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The Fourth Step brings us to a specific course of action that the AA Big Book describes as “vigorous.” It is a “personal house-cleaning which many of us had never attempted.” The Fourth Step strengthens the decision we made in the Third Step and helps us carry it out. Unless we make an effort to face the things which had been blocking us, our decision to turn our will and our lives over to God can “have little permanent effect.” Tonight, we talk about Step 4 Inventory Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions....

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When lack of results toward recovery goals brings about increasing frustration, it’s all too easy to get so caught up in the emotion that you miss out on the bigger picture. Recovery isn’t a straight-line progression of one success after another. Often, the learning curve takes a number of twists and turns before flattening out and heading toward a desired goal. Tonight, we talk about Frustration Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways. Episode Sponsorship ...

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Sad, depressed, bored. That’s how many “normal” people think recovering people must feel. This, actually, couldn’t be farther from the truth. Anyone who visits an AA meeting or meets a former addict who is active in the recovery community might be in for a pleasant surprise. Recovering addicts and alcoholics are not miserable. They are happy, content, and have found new, profound meaning in their lives. Tonight, we talk about Happiness Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us,...

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For many, the physical and mental restoration that is worked towards in recovery is only half the battle; there’s often a lingering effect of guilt and shame that also must be worked through. Addiction in and of itself is a secretive disease – and along with it being portrayed as a “weakness” or a “failing,” it’s not surprising that many in recovery still struggle with shame, guilt and stigma. Tonight, we talk about Guilt Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are...

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These are the types of episodes published each weekend for Premium Subscribers.  If you would like these and the other 1000 episodes available in our back catalog, please consider becoming a Premium Member. The show would not be online without Premium Members Premium Membership  Premium members are the main reason why Recovered Podcast is still online.  If you want to help us continue to help the new guy, watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium. If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to...

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As a newcomer, you will generally want to look for a sponsor who has been sober for a good amount of time and who is available to work with someone in early recovery. A sponsor is someone who you will exchange phone numbers with, talk to regularly, and use as your guide to working the steps. It is common for sponsors to ask sponsees in early recovery to call or text them frequently, meet with them regularly, to read 12-step literature, and do step-work. Tonight, we talk about Sponsorship Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside...

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When people decide to give up an addiction, they are agreeing to make a major change to their life. The benefits of such a dramatic alteration of course can be wonderful, but it will be a step into the unknown.

The individual needs to summon up a great deal of courage and be prepared to let go of their old habits. Once the individual becomes sober it does not mean the process of change is complete.

It continues indefinitely. Anyone who builds a successful life away from addiction will constantly face changes and challenges. It is part of what makes their life away from addiction so wonderful.

When you were new, what was the main thing you had to change?
Tell us what happened?
What was standing in the way of change?
What recovery tool helped?
What did not help?

How did your sponsor help?
How did prayer help?
How did meetings help?

What are you trying to change today?
What is in the way?
Why is it difficult for you?

What do you hope to change in the future?
Why are you waiting?
When will you know it’s time?

We Have Calls

Kelly
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Adrianna
https://www.google.com/voice/b/2#message/WHLIKRYYJQIQNVUYQLJGPPXSGSPXXKXSXMWUXVQR/


Clyde
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Alex from austin
https://www.google.com/voice/b/2#message/YTQOYGOMHGIWINIJYKMVUYWZHWQVJNMLWKKXXXTM/

Suzanne
https://www.google.com/voice/b/2#message/LQPHKWHTWNNIKUTWZIXRYHPWIMGQJVUXOHSXJTJZ/

What would you say to the new guy?