Dealing with Crisis in Recovery - Recovered 982
Release Date: 03/20/2019
Buddy C found a practical spirituality that has helped him apply the 12 Steps to all areas of his life, especially surrendering more of his will and life’s cares to a Power Greater than himself.info_outline Being Grateful - Recovered 1192
To feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 4 - Recovered 1193
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 3 - Recovered 1191
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.info_outline Loneliness - Recovered 1186
It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.info_outline First Things First - Recovered 1185
The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannotinfo_outline
Hurricanes. Fires. Shootings. The headlines are filled with tragedies.
No one wants to get caught up in an emergency situation or tragedy, but good people sometimes go through bad things or are exposed to unexpected crisis situations.
Some situations are national calamities, but a crisis can result from any difficult situation or loss. And people in recovery are especially vulnerable in times of trouble.
That’s why it is important to be vigilant about self-care and the best way to start
is to have a recovery disaster preparedness plan in place for relapse prevention.
“Tragedies hit people in recovery harder than others,”\
One of the reasons for this is that
recovery makes people very open and empathic and they pick up easily on the pain of others and it can trigger their own trauma. “
Preparing ahead of time to deal with horrible news can keep you balanced when it feels like the world is falling apart,”
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What comes first to mind, where do you want to start?
What crisis were you faced with when you were new in program?
What part of program helped?
Have you ever relapsed? Was this a crisis? What helped?
What other crisis have you dealt with
Are you dealing with a crisis today?
Here are some ways to put relapse prevention in place and protect your emotional health.
1. Breathe and relax.
2. Have sober support.
3. Allow for emotional help.
4. Practice processing difficult emotions.
5. Have healthy distractions.
Is self inflicted crisis different than one that is caused by external forces?
Do you know somebody outside of program dealing with difficult situations?
How are they dealing with it?
Is it any different?
How has our disease affected the way you react to crisis?
How has the program helped?
What part of the program helps?
What would you say to the new guy who about crisis?