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Joe and Charlie Fourth Step Part 3 – Recovered 741

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Blaming Others For Our Problems – Recovered 740

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Among the many things newcomers need to consider
is how to best manage their sobriety.

This has to do with attitude. You can have the right intention and still be defeated by old attitudes. This can be referred to as stinking thinking.

One of the biggest barriers to overcome
is blaming others for our problems.
The truth is that blame is not healthy ? but accepting responsibility is.

For me, blaming others has never worked. Instead of blame, what I found works for me is to take responsibility for my actions,
take action to correct the situation,
and accept the consequences
and try to do all of this with dignity.

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Let’s talk first thoughts.
When you were notified about the topic this week, what was your first thought?
Where do you want to start the discussion?

Did you blame others for you problems when you were new?
What did that look like?
What happened? How, give examples?

Do you fall into the blame game today?
What did that look like?
What happened? How, give examples?

Why is Blame bad?
Can blame be a good thing?

Spiritual axiom
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong also. But are there no exceptions to this rule? What about “justifiable” anger? If somebody cheats us, aren’t we entitled to be mad? Can’t we be properly angry with self-righteous folk? For us of A.A. these are dangerous exceptions. We have found that justified anger ought to be left to those better qualified to handle it.

What about justified blame, how do you handle a situation when someone else is clearly in the wrong?

What about self-blame, what is this?
Do you fall into this?

Why do you fall into blaming, what shortcoming is in effect?
How do we identify when we are falling into blamming?
What is the solution for you?
How can acceptance help?
How do you accept responsibility?

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Joe and Charlie Fourth Step Part 1 – Recovered 731

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Call Recovered About Blaming Others For Your Problems

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On Tuesday, September 13,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “Blaming Others For Your Problems.”
 
The truth about effective addiction recovery is that blame is not healthy – but accepting responsibility is.
Blaming others isn’t the answer. It never has been and it never will be. Instead of blame, what’s really more appropriate is a sense of personal responsibility.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Why is Blame bad? Why do you fall into blaming, what shortcoming is in effect?
What is the solution for you?
How can acceptance help?
How do you accept responsibility?
 
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Joe and Charlie Fourth Step Part 2 – Recovered 735

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Coping With Success in Recovery – Recovered 739

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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.

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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?

What is a pink cloud in recovery?
Have you experienced it?
Explain?
Was it positive?
Was it negative?
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Clyde
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What would you say to the new guy?
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Call Recovered About Coping With Success in Recovery

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On Tuesday, September 6,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “Coping With Success in Recovery.”
 
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.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Why is success in recovery important to you? What kind of achievements have you experienced in recovery? How do you celebrate success?
 
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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.  
 
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Joe and Charlie Third Step – Recovered 738

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Joe and Charlie How It Works Part 2 -Recovered 737

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Having To Be There – Recovered 736

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This topic was suggested by a beloved listener
Our listener wrote:
I request a recovery topic to be:
Having to “be there” –
I relish the fact that sobriety means being present –
for my mother’s death, for my partner, for my friends, for my work –
but sometimes I still just really want to get out of my head, cut loose, forget myself, sign out.
Is this drunk thinking, or might there be safe ways of approximating this (books, music, film?)

This is what we will discuss tonight, how do we battle recovery fatigue

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But first, let’s find out what our listeners are thinking on this topic:

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What did first think of when you heard about this topic?

Do you have recovery fatigue?
How do you stay fresh when you start to feel the toll of being there all the time?
What have you done when your program seems tired and worn out, what have you done to reinvigorate your program.?

Do you ever escape?
What do you do to take care of yourself?
Is this healthy?
Can escape ever be done in a healthy way?

Have you ever felt resentful about having to be there?
How does guilt affect you?
What are boundaries and how do they help?

Do you have fun in recovery?
How do you have fun in recovery?
How do you have fun outside of recovery?
Why do you think there is so much laughter in our fellowship?

Do you always have to be there?
Why?

What would you say to the person who requested this topic?

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Clyde
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What would you say to the new guy?

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