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Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 03/07/2018

Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387 show art Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387

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Leveling of pride is important as it encourages humility, self-awareness, and a willingness to learn and grow. Pride can often be a barrier to progress, leading individuals to resist feedback, cling to rigid beliefs, or overlook the importance of seeking support from others. By leveling pride, individuals in recovery open themselves up to the possibility of self-reflection, acknowledging their vulnerabilities, and embracing the guidance and wisdom of peers, mentors, and support networks.  Tonight, we talk about the Leveling of Pride. This week,  Virginia, Becky, Kim, Amanda, Shelly,...

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Humility - Recovered 1386 show art Humility - Recovered 1386

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Individuals who approach their recovery journey with humility are more willing to acknowledge their limitations, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Rather than succumbing to pride or ego, humility allows individuals to embrace the wisdom and guidance of others, recognizing that they cannot navigate the complexities of recovery alone. By humbly accepting support, feedback, and guidance from peers, mentors, and support networks, individuals in recovery can gain valuable insights, tools, and perspectives that contribute to their sobriety and overall well-being. Tonight, we talk about...

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Willingness - Recovered 1385 show art Willingness - Recovered 1385

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Willingness entails a readiness to embrace new perspectives, adopt healthier behaviors, and embark on the journey toward sobriety with an open heart and mind. Without willingness, individuals may remain stuck in cycles of denial or resistance, unable to fully commit to the process of recovery. However, when coupled with a genuine desire for change, willingness becomes a catalyst for transformation, empowering individuals to overcome obstacles, confront fears, and embrace the challenges of recovery with courage and determination. Tonight, we talk about...

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Integrity - Recovered 1384 show art Integrity - Recovered 1384

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Developing integrity in recovery is important for building trust, accountability, and authenticity in one's journey toward sobriety. Integrity is the compatibility between inner convictions and outward behavior. Integrity entails honesty with self and others about mistakes, acknowledging the impact of our actions, and taking responsibility by making amends. Integrity fosters a sense of self-respect and dignity, empowering individuals to honor their commitments, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. ...

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Courage - Recovered 1383 show art Courage - Recovered 1383

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Surrender - Recovered 1382 show art Surrender - Recovered 1382

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Surrender is a fundamental concept in the journey of recovery from addiction, signifying a willingness to relinquish control and accept the reality of one's powerlessness over substances or other’s behaviors. It marks a pivotal moment of recognition, where individuals come to terms with the fact that their attempts to manage or control their addiction have been futile. Surrender does not signify weakness but rather strength, as it requires individuals to confront their vulnerabilities and humbly acknowledge their need for help. By surrendering to reality,...

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Hope - Recovered 1381 show art Hope - Recovered 1381

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Hope is not just a desirable aspect but a necessary cornerstone of a recovery program. In the depths of addiction, individuals often feel consumed by despair, powerless to break free from the cycle of substance abuse.  In early recovery, hope provides a beacon of light amidst the darkness, offering the promise of a better tomorrow. It instills the belief that despite past mistakes and present struggles, a life of sobriety and fulfillment is attainable. This hope is not merely wishful thinking but a tangible force that drives individuals to take the...

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Step 11 - Recovered 1380 show art Step 11 - Recovered 1380

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 11 in a 12-step recovery program holds significant importance for both straight and LGBTQIA+ individuals as it emphasizes the practice of spiritual principles and mindfulness. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals in recovery often struggle with issues of self-acceptance, shame, and spiritual disconnection. Step 11 encourages regular prayer and meditation, fostering a deeper connection with a higher power or spiritual principles that transcend individual differences. For LGBTQIA+ individuals who may have experienced rejection...

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Step 10 - Recovered 1379 show art Step 10 - Recovered 1379

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 10 in a recovery program holds immense importance as it emphasizes the practice of ongoing self-reflection and accountability. This step involves a daily inventory of one's thoughts, actions, and behaviors, along with a prompt acknowledgment of any shortcomings or mistakes. By regularly examining their attitudes and conduct, individuals in recovery cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and honesty, which are crucial for maintaining sobriety. Step 10 serves as a preventative measure against relapse by enabling individuals to promptly address any...

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Steps 8 & 9 - Recovered 1378 show art Steps 8 & 9 - Recovered 1378

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Steps 8 and 9 hold significant importance in the journey of recovery within Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Step 8 involves making a list of individuals harmed during one's active addiction and becoming willing to make amends to them. This step fosters accountability and self-reflection, encouraging individuals to confront the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for repairing the harm caused. By identifying those who have been affected by their behavior, individuals in recovery begin to understand the ripple effects of their actions and the...

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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.

First to mind?

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

What was the first thing you changes in recovery?
What was the hardest thing you have changed?

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?

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