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Release Date: 12/13/2017

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Continuing to do anything in our daily lives usually means getting better at it. And so it goes with Step Ten of AA Alcoholics Anonymous. Nobody ever really enjoys admitting to being wrong, it’s much easier to blame others. Admitting when we are wrong and promptly being accountable for our side of the street is absolutely necessary in order for us to maintain our spiritual progress in recovery. The best part about practicing the Tenth Step of AA in our daily lives is that the more we exercise self-discovery, honesty, humility, and reflection, the fewer apologies, and amends we have to make!...

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“Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.” Remember, you have acted with courage working all of your previous steps in AA and staying sober! With Step Eight you have the opportunity to translate your experience of courage into developing a compassionate spirit. The exact wording of step 8 is: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. “The readiness to take the full consequences...

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Step Seven of AA’s Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step recovery program is about getting rid of character defects and replacing them by practicing humility and spiritual principles. Working on the seventh step requires frequent thoughtfulness and commitment to being honest, courageous, and humble. We discovered our assets and shortcomings when working on steps four and five. With Step 7 we became prepared to deal with these qualities so that in Step 7 we could be ready to act. The exact wording of step 7 is: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Tonight, we talk about Step 7 3:25 To...

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Step Six of AA’s Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step program of recovery is all about the removal of what doesn’t work in our lives anymore. Since you have completed Step Four and Five you surely have plenty of things that were revealed to you about what you need to get rid of! So now it’s time to allow a Higher Power to cut out these attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors at the source. You get to partner up with your Higher Power and make a firm decision to let go of the character defects and flaws that have been ruling your life and leading to self-destruction. The exact wording of step 6 is:...

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A crucial part of the first step in recovery is to tell addicted others your story. The following story shows the importance of sharing with others.

Some seventy years ago, a stockbroker who was down on his luck because of his drinking problem sat in the kitchen of a house in Akron, Ohio. The house belonged to a doctor who had the same problem. They simply could not stop drinking.

They sat over a cup of coffee discussing a letter the broker had received from Carl Jung, a famous physician and pioneer of psychotherapy. In the letter, Jung told them that if their new group was to be successful, they had to pass on their stories.

Essentially the key to success was to help each other rather than trying to recover on their own.

Telling of the story was born and has been the cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The framework that the founders of this program developed has helped millions of people recover from many kinds of addiction.

Including me

Professionals tried to help for years, but it wasn’t until AA came up with the idea of the story that people began recovering from addiction. Put simply, the story is about change. It’s about admitting that you have been powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable as a result.

So tonight, the topic is Identification, or telling your recovery story

First thoughts?

What is identification?
Why is it important?
Is it important to you?

Who was the first you identified with?

When you were new, did you go to open talks?
What is an Open Talk?

What is your experience with Open Talks?
Have you given an Open Talk?

Do you read Recovery Books?
Have you read a recovery story outside of the big book that you could identify with?

Have you ever heard a celebrity talk about their recovery journey?
What are your thoughts of this type of identification?

How can the podcast help someone with identification?


Is telling your story important to your recovery?
Why?

What would you say to the new guy?

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Mike from FLA
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Buddy from last week - Character Defects

Alex