Newcomers in Recovery Recovered 988
Release Date: 04/10/2019
Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting. A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share. Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. 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. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Todd, Betsy,...info_outline Fear - Recovered 1246
When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They are still going to have to deal with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. The only difference will be that they won’t be hiding from reality through substance abuse. One of the things that people in recovery are almost certain to face is fear. It is unavoidable. Those in recovery are no longer interested in hiding from fear. Their focus is on learning to manage it effectively. Fear can be defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending pain or danger. The trigger for...info_outline Artubus O Part 5 - Recovered 1251
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline Artubus O Part 4 - Recovered 1249
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline Artubus O Part 3 - Recovered 1247
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL - October 9th 1993 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline Artubus O Part 2 - Recovered 1245
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL - October 9th 1993 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline The Fellowship - Recovered 1244
Alcoholics Anonymous refers to the fellowship as their group of people dedicated to a 12-step lifestyle which includes meetings and service work. It’s not just about the meetings for them, it’s about the gathering of the people in the meetings. People who are there to support you and who need your support. They will become a valued circle of friendship and fellowship in your recovery. One of the most important benefits of friendship and fellowship in recovery is the positive support you will receive as you work through the challenges you may face after starting your recovery...info_outline Serenity - Recovered 1242
If you’ve begun your recovery from drugs and alcohol, you’ve already taken the first step toward finding serenity. This is because when you’re in active addiction, your life is filled with chaos and dysfunction – not peace and serenity. During recovery, on the other hand, you’ll learn about inner peace and spiritual healing – and how serenity can help bring you calm as you cope with the ups and downs of life without drugs and/or alcohol. Tonight, we talk about Serenity For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless" 3:23 To Skip the Intro This week, Kendra, Karen,...info_outline Higher Power - Recovered 1240
Do you believe in God? What about a higher power? If you aren’t a religious person, the idea of a higher power being part of your recovery can make you feel hesitant about moving forward. But the truth is, following a higher power in recovery doesn’t have to be based on traditional or structured religion. Still, starting a program of recovery can be difficult if you don’t have a firm understanding of what a higher power is. Finding a higher power in recovery takes faith, and having faith in something can take time and patience. Just like going to your first meeting, belief in a higher...info_outline Arbutus O Part 1 - Recovered 1238
Alanon Speaker Arbutus O. from Brownwood, TX speaking at "Soberfest" in Urbana, IL - October 14th 1998 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline
It can be intimidating walking into a room full of recovering codependents, drug addicts, or alcoholics when you’re the new kid on the block. We’ve all been there before in some manner, being the new one that is.
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It doesn’t matter whether it’s a new career, academic education, or a meeting- you treat them all the same and dive right in. Start introducing yourself to new people and connecting. This is one of the first major pieces to the puzzle of recovery. We all need help and require friendship of some sort. It’s simply human nature to want to connect and relate to something or somebody.
To feel understood is something most individuals crave The good news for newcomers is to not be discouraged. We codependents, addicts and alcoholics are all unique in our own ways, but we are not special. We have all experienced much of the same fears and struggles as the next. We all have a common enemy, the disease of addiction.
Let’s start with you
Where do you want to start on this topic of Newcomers in Recovery?
What were some of the barriers for you, what prevented you from coming into the program earlier?
What is your serenity/sobriety date?
Why did you come into recovery?
What was your first meeting like?
Where was it?
Do you remember anyone there?
What did you hear at your first meeting?
What surprised you the most?
What was the hardest part about being a new person in recovery?
How did you cope early on?
Have you ever relapsed?
What was it like being a newcomer the second time and what was different?
Do you think it’s different being new today?
How did you find a sponsor?
How did you find a homegroup?
What was it like taking the steps the first time?
We asked our listeners about this topic.
"Do you consider yourself a new person in recovery?”
Did you take the survey?
What would be your answer?
How did you find a higher power?
What should a new person expect at their first meeting?
How are meetings run?
What is a home group?
Why is it important?
Why are steps important to your recovery when you’re new?
Why are they important to you today?
Why is a higher power important?
Why are meetings important?
Why is prayer important?
What would you say to the new person about Newcomers to Recovery?
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