Joe and Charlie Part 1 - Recovered 949
Release Date: 11/18/2018
Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline Smartphone Therapy - Recovered 1179
When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.info_outline Changing Routines - Recovered 1177
Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.info_outline Staying Active - Recovered 1176
We have found many kinds of activity useful and profitable, some more than others. Here are two kinds, in the order of their effectiveness as we experienced it.info_outline Living a Balanced Life - Recovered 1168
There are many positive things that you can focus on now that you’re recovering from Substance Addiction. You just need to learn how to find balance so you can fully partake in everything your life has to offer.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1166
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.info_outline Service Work - Recovered 1165
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
You will see several references on this site to "Joe & Charlie". Their names are sometimes heard at local Twelve Step meetings. So, who exactly are Joe and Charlie? They were two long-recovered alcoholics who traveled the world for several decades, sharing their insights into the Big Book of AA. Because all Twelve Step programs are derived from the AA Big Book, I suspect their recordings might help anyone in ANY Twelve Step program....not just AA.
The Big Book Study (officially called "The Big Book Comes Alive") recordings are not conference-approved literature. Any sponsee interested in listening to the series should ask their sponsor first. I can recommend the talks with confidence because many long-sober speakers have openly given credit to Joe and Charlie with their own recovery. I have heard people say said they never really "got" how Twelve Step recovery works until they heard the free-wheeling and good-natured recordings of Joe P and Charlie McQ. I know that was true for me.
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