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Family and Recovery - Recovered 902

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 03/28/2018

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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,...

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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...

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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"

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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"

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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"  

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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"  

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Alanon Speaker Arbutus O. from Brownwood, TX speaking at "Soberfest" in Urbana, IL - October 14th 1998 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"  

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When addiction strikes a family, it often breaks up into a series of roles. These roles are typically similar to the family member’s past behaviors. These roles are many but the most common ones can be described in the following way: the person suffering from addiction, the enabler, the hero, the scapegoat, and the mascot. While not every family will be large enough to fill these roles or the many others, members do change roles at various times.

The person who is struggling with addiction is obviously the focus of the family unit in this circumstance. The role of everyone else will be reliant on the way they interact with this person.

When there is addiction in a family, the whole family is sick. Family is deeply involved in the struggle with addiction, which means it is very important for them to become involved in their own recovery. This is not just about supporting the individual overcoming the addiction, but about creating a healthy environment for themselves.

What came first to mind?

When you first came in, how did you see your disease affect your family?
Do you see the hero, scapegoat, enabler in your family?
What do those labels mean to you?
Why do you think these people fell into these roles?
What was communication like with your family of origin when you were using?

How do you see recovery affecting your family of origin?
How does recovery affect your immediate family?

Exploring the past is important in recovery, why is this true for you?
How do secrets and denial keep a family sick?
Why are secrets and denial common in the alcoholic family?

Is there alcoholism in your family other than you?
Is there recovery in your family other than you?
Is your immediate family part of a recovery program?


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