Service Work - Recovered 950
Release Date: 10/31/2018
Studies have shown that addicts who help others can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse.info_outline Self Awareness - Recovered 1163
Despite these challenges, we can all improve our self-awareness and reap the benefits in addiction recovery and in life.info_outline Perseverance - Recovered 1161
The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.info_outline Discipline - Recovered 1159
Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.info_outline Humility - Recovered 1157
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline
Addiction specialists agree that service to others might be the key to his staying sober. In recent years, a growing body of research has found that helping others brings measurable physical and psychological benefits to the helper. Studies have shown that addicts who help others, even in small ways—such as calling others to remind them about meetings or making coffee—can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse, among adults and adolescents alike.
Tonight, that is our topic...Service
What first comes to mind when you hear the word service?
Do you first think of something you do or something you receive?
When you were new, how did service work for you?
What service did you receive?
What service did you do and what was it?
How did doing service help your sobriety?
What kinds of service have you done?
Has your sponsor ever volunteered you for something? What?
Have you ever volunteered something for a sponsee? What?
Why do you think service work helps you feel better?
Is service and your spirituality connected? Explain?
Service can be healing. How?
What is the most unique service you ever did?
What are you doing now?
What would you say to the new person about Service?
The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit. https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/international-convention-2020
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