Joe and Charlie Part 5 - Recovered 961
Release Date: 12/08/2018
Addressing fears and anxieties is a significant aspect of the recovery process. The first step is to acknowledge and accept these emotions as a natural part of the healing journey. In the supportive environment of a 12-step program, individuals can find solace in knowing that they are not alone in their struggles. Sharing fears and anxieties with trusted peers and sponsors can alleviate the burden and provide validation, as others can relate to similar experiences. Tonight, we talk about fears and anxieties 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Jim, Vicki, Jenny Made their Sustaining...info_outline Spirituality - Recovered 1328
Spirituality plays a pivotal role in the journey of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction within a 12-step program. It offers you a profound sense of purpose, connection, and guidance as you navigate the challenges of overcoming addiction. One of the fundamental principles of many 12-step programs is the recognition of a higher power or a spiritual force. This acknowledgment allows you to surrender your egos, embrace humility, and seek support beyond your own limited abilities. By developing a spiritual foundation, you can find solace, hope, and strength in times of struggle, knowing that...info_outline Living a Sober Lifestyle
Creating a healthy sober lifestyle while engaged in a recovery program is a transformative journey that requires commitment, self-reflection, and a willingness to embrace change. One of the first steps is to acknowledge the importance of self-care. This involves adopting healthy habits such as regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sufficient sleep. Engaging in physical activities not only promotes overall well-being but also helps in managing stress and boosting mood. Additionally, developing a support system is crucial. Active participation in 12-step meetings allows individuals to...info_outline Larry S. & Christian P. Part 9 of 9 - Recovered 1329
Larry S. from Atlanta, GA and Christian P. from Atlanta, GA doing a Big Book study in McKenzie Bridge, OR - March 6th-8th 2009 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Humility - Recovered 1324
Humility is a critical characteristic for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction is a condition that can make an individual feel invincible as if they can handle anything on their own. However, the journey to recovery requires people to recognize that they cannot do it alone and that they need the support of others. Humility allows an individual to acknowledge that they have a problem and that they need help. It opens the door for them to seek out and accept the guidance of their support network. By embracing humility, they can also begin to accept responsibility for their...info_outline Dealing With A Sponsee Who Has Relapsed - Recovered 1322
When a sponsee relapses, it can be a difficult and disheartening experience for both the sponsee and their sponsor. However, it is important for sponsors to remember that relapse is a common occurrence in recovery, and it does not mean that the sponsee has failed. As a sponsor, there are several steps you can take to support your sponsee through their relapse and help them get back on track. Some suggest providing non-judgmental support and encouraging your sponsee to be honest about their relapse. They say it is important to create a safe and supportive space for your sponsee to share their...info_outline Larry S. & Christian P. Part 7 of 9 - Recovered 1325
Larry S. from Atlanta, GA and Christian P. from Atlanta, GA doing a Big Book study in McKenzie Bridge, OR - March 6th-8th 2009 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Making Amends and Forgiveness - Recovered 1320
Making amends and forgiveness of self and others are critical components of the recovery process from drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction often leads to harm and damage to relationships, and the process of making amends can help to repair broken connections with loved ones. When you acknowledge the harm they have caused and make a genuine effort to make things right, it can go a long way toward rebuilding trust and fostering healing. This process of making amends can also help you to let go of any lingering guilt or shame they may feel, which can be a significant trigger for relapse. ...info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1318
Self-care is crucial in a 12-step recovery program as it enables individuals to take responsibility for their well-being and maintain their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Addiction is a chronic and often debilitating condition that can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Practicing self-care helps you to manage stress, improve your mood, and reduce the risk of relapse. The 12-step program emphasizes the importance of self-care as an essential part of the recovery journey. Self-care includes activities such as exercising, eating well, getting enough rest, and engaging in...info_outline Gratitude - Recovered 1316
Gratitude is an essential aspect of a 12-step recovery program from drug and alcohol addiction. One of the main reasons why gratitude is so important is that it helps individuals in recovery shift their focus away from their problems and toward the positive aspects of their lives. By adopting an attitude of gratitude, individuals in recovery can appreciate the small things in life and find joy in the present moment, rather than dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future. This mindset can help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a more positive outlook on life, which is crucial...info_outline
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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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