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Call Recovered About Recovery and Your Job

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Tuesday night, the Recovery Topic is “Recovery and Your Job.”
 
Despite the fact that this chronic disease affects people of both genders, every race, different age groups, employment sectors, ethnic groups, religious affiliations and more, there’s still a stigma associated with addiction. Many addicts wonder whether it’s okay to share with employers their need for treatment or share that they have undergone a treatment program in the past.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
When you were in early recovery, did you tell anyone at work?
How did that go?
Why would you tell someone?
Why would you keep it a secrete?
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show, just tap Recovered Chat and Live Stream.  We give away an Amazon gift card each week, you could win if you join us on Tuesdays.  
 
Click on our Show Notes we will use Tuesday night.

Success and Recovery – Recovered 860

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Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to

If people become sober
and it does not make much difference to their life
they are unlikely to put much effort into maintaining their recovery.
That is why recognizing success in recovery is important.

However, there can be pitfalls associated with experiencing success in recovery. These are more likely to be a problem for those who are newly sober. Those individuals who are secure in their sobriety will be able to enjoy success just like everyone else.

Those individuals who escape an addiction can expect to experience plenty more success in their life going forward. This is not to say that riches will fall from the sky, but being sober means that people are now able to do the things they need
to achieve their ambitions.

Let’s turn to you first,
What were your initial thoughts on this topic, where do you want to start?

Why is success in recovery important to you?
What kind of achievements have you experienced in recovery?

How do you celebrate success?

What are the benefits of experiencing some success in recovery?

How can a success be dangerous to someone in recovery?
Have you ever experienced some of The Dangers of Success in Recovery?

Forget what it was like

Especially when you are having success in recovery,
Why is it important for you to stay connected with the new person in recovery

What is a pink cloud in recovery?
Have you experienced it?
Explain?
Was it positive?
Was it negative?

What about failure? How do you handle not achieving a goal?
How do you handle disappointment?

What about expectations?
How do expectations and resentments relate?

Phone Calls

Rodney

Clyde

Erch
speakpipe

The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Success and Recovery

Final Thoughts?

the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

 

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Coping With Tragedy in AA – Recovered 858

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows At the 2017 Tri-County Conference at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways ? either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” ? Dalai Lama

Addiction and substance abuse are as dangerous as they are heartbreaking. Many of us see our friends die, face death ourselves, and watch the lives around us get torn apart. Once we’ve gotten through the grip of a substance use disorder and found addiction recovery, some of us feel a bit bulletproof. We may feel like we’ve seen and done so much that we aren’t going to be surprised by anything else life has to throw at us.

Then a loved one dies, or we lose our job, we suffer some kind of personal set-back, or maybe we lose a cherished pet. Suddenly, we find ourselves feeling completely devastated and wondering where that sense of strength went. As thick as we think our scars may be, something can always come up and take the wind out of us.

When this happens, we can go one of two ways: we can do what we used to and act like nothing happened, or we can take what recovery tries to teach us and lean on others for support. One path is more likely to support addiction recovery, while the other will tend to make it more difficult. There are a few things we can remember that can push us toward personal growth and prevent sudden tragedy from derailing our recovery. That is what we are going to talk about. Our experience, strength, and hope with dealing with tragedy in recovery.

Check out this episode!

Women in AA Presented at Tri County – Recovered 856

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows At the 2017 Tri-County Conference at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

This morning, we are going to talk about Women in AA. We have people representing AA as well as Al-Anon. AA is for people who have a desire to quit, and Al-Anon are for people who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

But this morning, we want to explore the unique challenges for Women in AA, whether you are an alcoholic or if you love one. What are the barriers, what are the difference, and probably we will discuss some similarities.

Hopefully, there will be surprises.

Just before program, what were your relationships like with other women?
What about after program, has your attitude changed? How?

What was it like as a women in early recovery and is it different for you now?
What is it like to be at a meeting with all women?
What are some discussion topics that are easier to talk about with all women?
What are some discussion topics that are difficult with all women?

Did you have any fears as a woman entering recovery?

What is it like to be at a meeting where you are the only women?
What are some discussion topics that are easier to talk about with men?
What are some discussion topics that are difficult with all men?

Do you attend women only meetings or sit at women only tables?
Do you think this is helpful and why?
What are your opinions of single gender meetings?

Why is Al Anon predominantly women?
Why is AA predominantly men?

What are the barriers to women coming into program?
What steps, prayers, slogans are challenging to women?

What kind of expectations do women feel (from society, from family, etc) and how do we use the 12 steps and the program to navigate those expectations?
How is recovery from alcoholism and addiction different for men and women?
How do women in Al-Anon and women in AA relate to each other? (There’s a juicy topic!)

Are you mindful of how you dress to meetings (HOT TOPIC)?

What about sponsorship? Do you have a women sponsor and what about a women having a man sponsor or vice versa?

Are you a mother, or a partner? How do you balance, work, sobriety?

Talk to the woman who is new to the program, what words of encouragement would you give?
What would you tell a woman who has never been to a meeting or is early in recovery.

We have calls

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Tri County Reflections – Recovered 859

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Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.

Now that tri county is over and all the boxes are put away, now that the digital files have been organized, we now have time to reflect on what happened during the Tri County conference of AA. When I am in the moment, I’m not all that aware of what is going on around me.

We are going to talk about our experience strength and hope on the AA conference that the Recovered Podcast participated in. The conference is called Tri-county.

What were your expectations of the conference?
What were your first impressions, what did you see?
What was your experience during the podcasts?
What was your experience listening?
What was your experience participating?
What was most memorable?
What was most forgettable?

What surprised you?
Was anything missing?
Did you see anyone you knew?
Did you meet anyone new?
Did you meet any listeners?

What were some lessons learned?
What would you change?
What would you leave alone?

Do you want to do March Roundup?
If we go out of state to do a conference, would you go?
What about International in 2020?

WE HAVE CALLS

Clyde

brianna

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AA in the Digital Age – Recovered 855

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

Modern communication in A.A. is flowing from one alcoholic to another
in ways that are high-tech, relatively open-ended and evolving quickly.
Protecting anonymity is a major concern for members, who are accessing
the Internet in ever-growing numbers.

When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity
and for protecting that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should
consider whether we are publishing at the public level. When we break
our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity
of others.

Conference approved literature clearly defines how to protect anonymity. Conference approved literature states:

A.A.s do not publicly identify themselves as A.A. members using their full names and/or full-face photos.

What technology tools do you use in recovery?
How does it help?
Google groups
Texting
Facebook
Online recovery support podcast

Is there anything special you use with sponsees
What do you recommend to new people?

How does technology hinder your recovery program?

How do you protect your anonymity?

When is texting most appropriate?
When is a phone call most appropriate?
When is face to face most appropriate?

Does anybody use us mail?

What are online meetings?

We have calls

Don #253

Clyde #258

Mandi Anonymous #254

Mike from fla #250

Do we have questions?

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Recovery Conferences and Conventions – Recovered 854

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

Going to a conferences for the first time gives you an idea of how big AA is.
At conferences, we can meet new people and establish friends all over the world.
At conferences, we can really celebrate our new way of life

Are you going to Tri County?
Why?
What do you hope to gain?

What is a recovery conference?
Where are they held?
How do you find out about them?

How long do they last?
What are some of the typical formats?
Do you have to attend everything?

Are there al-anon events?
What social activities?
Are there meeting available?

Can you purchase recovery material?
What other things/activities are there?
What are the costs

What has been your experience?
What conferences have you attended?
How were they structured?
What was your best experience?
What was your worst experience?
Best speaker?
Worst speaker?

WE HAVE CALLS

Mike from FLA #249

Alex

Angelo #255

Clyde #257

https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

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Happiness – Recovered 851

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

I have come to know a lot of people in different stages of recovery. Some are happy and doing well and some are not. It’s clear that alcohol and drugs don’t lead to happiness. If you have worked the steps, you have learned that you used drugs and alcohol to cope with unwanted feelings. However, it’s been my experience that the amount of time spent sober doesn’t guarantee happiness and wellness, either.

So how do you find a feeling of satisfaction in your life and get over the feeling of depression in recovery? The answer lies within you.

Happiness in recovery is not a guarantee. The reality is that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. However, for some, it’s not easy for them to reach it. The path to happiness requires work on our part and doesn’t require a lot of money or worldly success.

Let’s go to you first…

What was first to mind when you heard happiness was going to be the topic? Why?

What is happiness?
Can happiness last?
Is it guaranteed?

What made you happy before program?
What made you happy in early recovery?
What makes you happy today?

What steps help with happiness and why?
What slogans help with happiness and why?
What prayers help with happiness and why?

How do you get happy?
How do you take care of yourself?
How do you give back?
Who are your loved ones that can bring you happiness?
What achieved goals gave you happiness?
How does forgiving give you happiness?

What is the difference between happiness and joy?
What os the difference between satisfaction and happiness?
What is the difference between serenity and happiness?

WE HAVE CALLS

Adriana from France
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Mike from FLA
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

Liane

Alex from Austin

 

As you know,
The Recovered Podcast is all about the New Guy.
Talk to that person,
What would you say to the new person about
Happiness?

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Scott and Bob Part 2 – Recovered 851

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Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are two ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium

The Recovered Podcast Community is not a glum lot.  They contribute to the show and what they share is exactly what someone else needs to hear.  The new guy needs to hear your story.  So honor your 12th step obligation by calling in and help the guy who has not yet gone to his first meeting, you may make the difference in his life.  There are two ways to add to the show:

  1. Speakpipe Use your mobile or computer and leave a message.  This is the preferred method because the sound quality is excellent.
  2. 1-734-288-7510 is our voice message line.

Check out this episode!

Frustration – Recovered 850

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This episode is sponsored by The Recovered Podcast Reception and Live Shows
At the 2017 Tri-County Conference atthe Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

On Friday, September 29th at 5:45 pm, the Recovered Podcast will be leading a panel discussion on “Recovery and the Digital Age.”  We want to you to be part of the show and add to the discussion.

Just go to http://recoveredcast.com/tricounty for more information

Our cost to participate in this event is about $2000,
And we could use your help

To support us as we spread this message of hope to the new guy
Go over to http://recoveredcast.com/donation

When lack of results toward recovery goals brings about increasing frustration, it’s all too easy to get so caught up in the emotion that you miss out on the bigger picture. Recovery isn’t a straight-line progression of one success after another. Often, the learning curve takes a number of twists and turns before flattening out and heading toward a desired goal.

In the meantime, when frustration threatens to overwhelm you and cause you to cast aside your recovery goals, instead of giving up, get it together. Take constructive action. Get to Work.

First to mind on topic?
Let’s talk lions…

Before program, what was your greatest frustration?
In early sobriety, what was your greatest frustration?
Today, what are some of your frustrations?
Who do you get frustrated with most often?

When you are frustrated, how do you act?
What tools of the program help?

Do expectations play a role with frustration in your life?

Do you get frustrated with yourself?
Do you get frustrated with your program/fellowship?

How does having a plan help with frustration?
Have you ever made a recovery plan?

How can flexibility help with frustration?
How flexible are you in recovery?

How can expectation affect your frustration level?
How do you set expectations?

When you have multiple things to get done, how do you decide what to do first?

How do you handle failure?

How can the fellowship help with frustration?

How does attitude help?

WE HAVE CALLS

Valerie on Forgiveness
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

 

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