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Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 05/01/2019

Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190 show art Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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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.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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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.

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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.”

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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We asked our listeners about this topic.

We asked,
"Have you ever been to therapy?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/krmWuvm0oMh24a5z2QNTzM_2F4tCpiosVfvNyf32UcAjuHoiJOMTnEY7vroEtIXvVj


What would be your answer?
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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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Our sustaining recovered podcast partners are a big part
in our self supporting movement.

This week Penny

became a Sustaining Partner
Thank you Penny

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Thank you again
Penny
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If you have experience with
Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery

you can call right now

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Now, Let’s take calls
First up, we have

Jade
Nicole
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What would you say to the new guy about Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.