Transitional Housing - Recovered 1046
Release Date: 12/03/2019
When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our conscience and a Higher Power.info_outline Step 2 - Recovered 1101
This is the beginning of the end, in a way. You will end your old life and begin your fresh one, committed to faith – faith in whatever you choose.info_outline Step 1 - Recovered 1099
The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is:info_outline Having Hobbies in Recovery - Recovered 1098
If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice. It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.info_outline Relapse and Coming Back In - Recovered 1097
Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.info_outline Character Defects - Recovered 1096
Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.info_outline Being of Service - Recovered 1095
Service to others might be the key to staying sober. In recent years, a growing body of research has found that helping others brings measurable physical and psychological benefits to the helper. Studies have shown that addicts who help others, even in small ways—such as calling others to remind them about meetings or making coffee—can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse, among adults and adolescents alike.info_outline Perfectionism - Recovered 1094
Perfectionism and substance use often go together. Perfectionism can also make recovery much harder, since as with other things, perfectionists typically expect too much too soon and are unforgiving of their own mistakes. Perfectionism is a difficult problem to overcome, but with persistent effort, you can loosen its grip on you.info_outline Returning to Face to Face Meetings - Recovered 1093
We have spent weeks working our program using technology to stay connected. But now, face to face meetings are starting up again.info_outline Complacency - Recovered 1092
Complacency can be defined as a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy. To say an individual is acting complacently means that they are taking things for granted. When an individual becomes complacent they no longer feel that they need to work in order to find success in life – they view it as something they have already earned.info_outline
Transitional Housing programs provide structured living settings where newly-sober addicts and alcoholics learn basic skills for drug-free living. Typically, residents hold a job, contribute to maintaining their household, attend 12-step meetings and participate in community life. Transitional Housing can provide a simple way off the streets and into solid recovery.
Tonight, we talk about Prayer and Transitional Housing.
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Entering treatment and/or recovery support services is a big and difficult decision. Dawn Farm is a place of recovery and we get to watch people move from fear and utter despair to great lives that include exciting careers, solid families, rewarding relationships, service to others and financial success. We know that recovery is possible for anyone because we see it every day. You will see it too because of how we approach helping people with drug and alcohol problems.
The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.
Tonight we are joined with Ross Zini, the Transitional Housing Coordinator with Dawn Farm, which is a Recovery Center here in Ann Arbor Michigan. This Transitional Housing program at Dawn Farm is called the Chaplin Street Project.
We are also joined with Mason who is a house manager
With Dawn Farm, welcome Mason
We will start with you Rodd, tell our listeners a little bit about transitional housing at Dawn farm and your responsibilities there.
Mason, tell us your role with the Chaplin Street Project.
Ok, let’s get to the topic: Transitional Housing.
But let’s keep the new person in mind
Many of our listeners have never been to a 12 step meeting but they are struggling with their addiction and are looking for solutions.
So, start with the basics…
What is Transitional Housing?
Tell us more about the Chaplin Street Project? How is it different?
Take us on word picture tour of Chaplin Street, what can one expect?
What is long term treatment?
Why is long term treatment encouraged by Dawn Farm?
How does one qualify?
How do you move in?
Why is transitional housing important?
Who should consider transitional housing?
Who should not consider transitional housing?
On your website, it says, “keep it safe.” What does this mean?
What kind of structure is expected at Chaplin Street? What are the rules?
Are there roommates? What is expected regarding being considerate?
Residents are expected to “work a program”, what does this mean?
Are there particular meetings that are attended and why?
Be a good citizen
Work toward becoming self-supporting
Ok, what about dating?
What are the costs?
What would you say to someone who is considering treatment and why is long term treatment encouraged?
How does someone get ahold of you?
What is the phone number?
What is the website?
What would you say to the new person about Transitional Housing ?
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What would you say to the new person about Transitional Housing?
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