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Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) - Recovered 813

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 05/03/2017

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Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan.  Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting.   A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share.  Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks.  Each stick has a recovery topic written on it.  We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week,  Todd, Betsy,...

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Alcoholics Anonymous refers to the fellowship as their group of people dedicated to a 12-step lifestyle which includes meetings and service work.  It’s not just about the meetings for them, it’s about the gathering of the people in the meetings. People who are there to support you and who need your support.  They will become a valued circle of friendship and fellowship in your recovery. One of the most important benefits of friendship and fellowship in recovery is the positive support you will receive as you work through the challenges you may face after starting your recovery...

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If you’ve begun your recovery from drugs and alcohol, you’ve already taken the first step toward finding serenity. This is because when you’re in active addiction, your life is filled with chaos and dysfunction – not peace and serenity. During recovery, on the other hand, you’ll learn about inner peace and spiritual healing – and how serenity can help bring you calm as you cope with the ups and downs of life without drugs and/or alcohol. Tonight, we talk about Serenity For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless" 3:23 To Skip the Intro This week,  Kendra, Karen,...

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Do you believe in God? What about a higher power? If you aren’t a religious person, the idea of a higher power being part of your recovery can make you feel hesitant about moving forward. But the truth is, following a higher power in recovery doesn’t have to be based on traditional or structured religion. Still, starting a program of recovery can be difficult if you don’t have a firm understanding of what a higher power is. Finding a higher power in recovery takes faith, and having faith in something can take time and patience. Just like going to your first meeting, belief in a higher...

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Whether you have parents who were alcoholic or if you had children while you were drinking, you experienced an alcoholic family which produced an Adult Children of Alcoholics.

What is ACOA?
How is it different from Al-Anon?
Can you bring ACOA issues to an AA table?
Why? Why not?

What was your experience of growing up in an alcoholic family?
What survival skills did you learn?
How have these coping skills affected you as an adult?
What are some traits you developed as a person growing up in an alcoholic family?

What are typical characteristics of the alcoholic family?

In an alcoholic family, rigidity, silence, denial, and isolation are typical. What Is your experience?
In the alcoholic family, anger, fear, betrayal, poverty/scarcity, lack of safety, etc. are common. What is your experience?

Every alcoholic family experiences abandonment.
What was your experience?
Physical
Emotional

How is dealing with ACOA issues good for AA recovery?

Most of our listeners have probably created an ACOA.
Anyone in denial of this fact? Everybody agree?

Here is some controversy
Even if you weren’t drinking, we still create ACOAs

How should someone approach the subject with their adult child?
Has anybody recommended ACOA for their adult child?
When should an AA recommend ACOA for their adult child?

We Have Calls

Brock
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_B24Hs2pCac_rkK81uy1Oz4odmujLDb6L3WyNJ1VBGxSlB9jLxMaKhgP7Mw2R6_lHebVezNDSkCB1Q8rT6bfMti8JyLNVlb0bHvAwigx_4dr8b1RDlXtitKDsouQg986FbrIzp66ECfvT82EyXW-pTG5VhdAg

Brock from Kansas
https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_A9WbC4r8ot6A3CACjUMhLOehwVF_bRSdD00897JSIk3URw6kOXc9lT--0SGUuON5sGlQbCwviTAZuSKuCieGkfgY4AsO2k0qtpANb0zYblFBPvy-eLd4xfnShjl4ePVTblRmpYXZqfW6KtxQ9uFQYg7AM4WQ

Carrie B
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What would you say to the new guy??
Final Thoughts?