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Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery - Recovered 994

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 05/01/2019

Coping With Someone Else's Substance Use - Recovered 1388 show art Coping With Someone Else's Substance Use - Recovered 1388

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Experiencing a friend’s relapse is profoundly challenging and can evoke a complex mix of emotions, including frustration, sadness, and fear. This situation can create an emotional tug-of-war, where you feel torn between your concern for their well-being and the need to protect your own sobriety. The stress and anxiety from worrying about your friend can add difficulty to your own program, making it essential to find effective coping strategies. Tonight, we talk about Coping with Someone Else’s Substance Use.   This week,  Chris, Chance, Falisha, Nicole, Breanne, Joel, Martin,...

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Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387 show art Leveling of Pride - Recovered 1387

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Leveling of pride is important as it encourages humility, self-awareness, and a willingness to learn and grow. Pride can often be a barrier to progress, leading individuals to resist feedback, cling to rigid beliefs, or overlook the importance of seeking support from others. By leveling pride, individuals in recovery open themselves up to the possibility of self-reflection, acknowledging their vulnerabilities, and embracing the guidance and wisdom of peers, mentors, and support networks.  Tonight, we talk about the Leveling of Pride. This week,  Virginia, Becky, Kim, Amanda, Shelly,...

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Humility - Recovered 1386 show art Humility - Recovered 1386

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Individuals who approach their recovery journey with humility are more willing to acknowledge their limitations, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Rather than succumbing to pride or ego, humility allows individuals to embrace the wisdom and guidance of others, recognizing that they cannot navigate the complexities of recovery alone. By humbly accepting support, feedback, and guidance from peers, mentors, and support networks, individuals in recovery can gain valuable insights, tools, and perspectives that contribute to their sobriety and overall well-being. Tonight, we talk about...

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Willingness - Recovered 1385 show art Willingness - Recovered 1385

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Willingness entails a readiness to embrace new perspectives, adopt healthier behaviors, and embark on the journey toward sobriety with an open heart and mind. Without willingness, individuals may remain stuck in cycles of denial or resistance, unable to fully commit to the process of recovery. However, when coupled with a genuine desire for change, willingness becomes a catalyst for transformation, empowering individuals to overcome obstacles, confront fears, and embrace the challenges of recovery with courage and determination. Tonight, we talk about...

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Integrity - Recovered 1384 show art Integrity - Recovered 1384

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Developing integrity in recovery is important for building trust, accountability, and authenticity in one's journey toward sobriety. Integrity is the compatibility between inner convictions and outward behavior. Integrity entails honesty with self and others about mistakes, acknowledging the impact of our actions, and taking responsibility by making amends. Integrity fosters a sense of self-respect and dignity, empowering individuals to honor their commitments, set healthy boundaries, and cultivate meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. ...

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Courage - Recovered 1383 show art Courage - Recovered 1383

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Surrender - Recovered 1382 show art Surrender - Recovered 1382

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Surrender is a fundamental concept in the journey of recovery from addiction, signifying a willingness to relinquish control and accept the reality of one's powerlessness over substances or other’s behaviors. It marks a pivotal moment of recognition, where individuals come to terms with the fact that their attempts to manage or control their addiction have been futile. Surrender does not signify weakness but rather strength, as it requires individuals to confront their vulnerabilities and humbly acknowledge their need for help. By surrendering to reality,...

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Hope - Recovered 1381 show art Hope - Recovered 1381

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Hope is not just a desirable aspect but a necessary cornerstone of a recovery program. In the depths of addiction, individuals often feel consumed by despair, powerless to break free from the cycle of substance abuse.  In early recovery, hope provides a beacon of light amidst the darkness, offering the promise of a better tomorrow. It instills the belief that despite past mistakes and present struggles, a life of sobriety and fulfillment is attainable. This hope is not merely wishful thinking but a tangible force that drives individuals to take the...

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Step 11 - Recovered 1380 show art Step 11 - Recovered 1380

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 11 in a 12-step recovery program holds significant importance for both straight and LGBTQIA+ individuals as it emphasizes the practice of spiritual principles and mindfulness. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals in recovery often struggle with issues of self-acceptance, shame, and spiritual disconnection. Step 11 encourages regular prayer and meditation, fostering a deeper connection with a higher power or spiritual principles that transcend individual differences. For LGBTQIA+ individuals who may have experienced rejection...

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Step 10 - Recovered 1379 show art Step 10 - Recovered 1379

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To skip the intro, tap 3:25   Step 10 in a recovery program holds immense importance as it emphasizes the practice of ongoing self-reflection and accountability. This step involves a daily inventory of one's thoughts, actions, and behaviors, along with a prompt acknowledgment of any shortcomings or mistakes. By regularly examining their attitudes and conduct, individuals in recovery cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and honesty, which are crucial for maintaining sobriety. Step 10 serves as a preventative measure against relapse by enabling individuals to promptly address any...

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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?

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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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If you have experience with
Mental Health, Stigma, and Recovery

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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.