Family and Recovery - Recovered 902
Release Date: 03/28/2018
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!...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 7 - Recovered 1266
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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...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 6 - Recovered 1264
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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...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 4 - Recovered 1262
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:...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 2 - Recovered 1258
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When addiction strikes a family, it often breaks up into a series of roles. These roles are typically similar to the family member’s past behaviors. These roles are many but the most common ones can be described in the following way: the person suffering from addiction, the enabler, the hero, the scapegoat, and the mascot. While not every family will be large enough to fill these roles or the many others, members do change roles at various times.
The person who is struggling with addiction is obviously the focus of the family unit in this circumstance. The role of everyone else will be reliant on the way they interact with this person.
When there is addiction in a family, the whole family is sick. Family is deeply involved in the struggle with addiction, which means it is very important for them to become involved in their own recovery. This is not just about supporting the individual overcoming the addiction, but about creating a healthy environment for themselves.
What came first to mind?
When you first came in, how did you see your disease affect your family?
Do you see the hero, scapegoat, enabler in your family?
What do those labels mean to you?
Why do you think these people fell into these roles?
What was communication like with your family of origin when you were using?
How do you see recovery affecting your family of origin?
How does recovery affect your immediate family?
Exploring the past is important in recovery, why is this true for you?
How do secrets and denial keep a family sick?
Why are secrets and denial common in the alcoholic family?
Is there alcoholism in your family other than you?
Is there recovery in your family other than you?
Is your immediate family part of a recovery program?
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