Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994
Release Date: 05/01/2019
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 Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1248
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 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
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
So much of 12 step recovery work, whether in meetings, working steps, prayer, talking with a sponsor, or individual counseling, is about people in recovery improving their mental health.
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For many of us, taking care of our mental health is a critical component in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Along with working 12 step program, taking care of our mental health is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety and living a happy and fulfilling life in the process.
How do you take care of yourself regarding your mental health?
In way do you struggle?
Have you ever gone for therapy?
What was your experience?
Did your therapist incorporate 12 step work in with your therapist?
Did you use drugs and alcohol as a way to self medicate?
How did you cope coming into program?
Why did you see a professional?
How did you select a professional?
What was the process like?
How is therapy like 12 step work?
How is it different?
How can 12 step programs help with your mental health?
How can it hinder?
How can prayer help with mental health?
How can the steps help with mental health?
How can meetings help with mental health?
Have you had conflicts between therapy and your 12 step recovery program?
How was your therapy compatible with 12 step work?
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"Have you ever been to therapy?”
Did you take the survey?
What would be your answer?
Do you know someone who suffers with mental illness?
What is your experience?
How can you help?
How can you make things worse?
Is your therapist your sponsor?
Why or why not?
How does your therapist differ from your sponsor?
How are they similar?
Do you see mental health stigma in 12 step fellowships?
What has been your experience?
How can you help reduce stigma?
How can stigma be harmful to sobriety?
Do you think it important to get sober before therapy?
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