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Call Recovered About Compassion

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Compassion.”

It is sometimes suggested that the world would be a better place if humans demonstrated more compassion for each other. This is a reasonable claim, and there is no doubt that compassion can improve interpersonal relationships. Those who are recovering from an addiction are likely to find that cultivating compassion will boost their progress in sobriety. It will allow them to move away from the obsession of self that is a characteristic of life in addiction.

Compassion Defined
Compassion can be defined as:

> A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Those people who are recovering from an addiction will benefit a great deal by becoming more compassionate. This is because the personality traits that make the individual more prone to addictive behavior often include self obsession and disregard for other people’s feelings. One of the goals in recovery is to deal with the character flaws associated with the addictive personality and developing compassion will certainly help with this.

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):

Why is being compassionate important in your recovery?
How has the program helped you become compassionate?
Why do you feel compassion for the new guy?

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Bod D. Part 6 – Recovered 877

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Identification – Recovered 876

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A crucial part of the first step in recovery is to tell addicted others your story. The following story shows the importance of sharing with others.

Some seventy years ago, a stockbroker who was down on his luck because of his drinking problem sat in the kitchen of a house in Akron, Ohio. The house belonged to a doctor who had the same problem. They simply could not stop drinking.

They sat over a cup of coffee discussing a letter the broker had received from Carl Jung, a famous physician and pioneer of psychotherapy. In the letter, Jung told them that if their new group was to be successful, they had to pass on their stories.

Essentially the key to success was to help each other rather than trying to recover on their own.

Telling of the story was born and has been the cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The framework that the founders of this program developed has helped millions of people recover from many kinds of addiction.

Including me

Professionals tried to help for years, but it wasn’t until AA came up with the idea of the story that people began recovering from addiction. Put simply, the story is about change. It’s about admitting that you have been powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable as a result.

So tonight, the topic is Identification, or telling your recovery story

First thoughts?

What is identification?
Why is it important?
Is it important to you?

Who was the first you identified with?

When you were new, did you go to open talks?
What is an Open Talk?

What is your experience with Open Talks?
Have you given an Open Talk?

Do you read Recovery Books?
Have you read a recovery story outside of the big book that you could identify with?

Have you ever heard a celebrity talk about their recovery journey?
What are your thoughts of this type of identification?

How can the podcast help someone with identification?

Is telling your story important to your recovery?
Why?

What would you say to the new guy?

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Mike from FLA
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Buddy from last week – Character Defects

Alex

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Trent R Addiction and Music – Recovered 876

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Character Defects – Recovered 875

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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.

It is necessary that recovering addicts puts a bit of effort into removing their more serious character defects. They will not be expected to fix everything overnight, but a continual effort to develop as a human is required. Those who fail to deal with their major character flaws will find that this prevents them from finding true happiness in sobriety ? they become a dry drunk. It could even be a trigger for a return to substance abuse.

A character flaw then refers to any type of imperfection in the way people think or behave. These imperfections can also be referred to as defects of character.

What comes to mind first regarding character defects?

Why is identifying your character flaws important to your recovery?
How has ignoring one caused you pain?
How has identifying one helped you?

How do you identify your character defects?
How does acceptance and your shortcomings relate?
One slogan is “progress rather than perfection.” How does this relate to your character defects?

Why is ignoring your flaws dangerous to your recovery?
How do you deal with your shortcoming?

What would you say to the new guy?

Calls

Jerry ohio gratitude
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Call Recovered About Character Defects

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MONDAY Night, the Recovery Topic is “Character Defects”
 
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.
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):
What character flaw do you struggle with?
How does it cause you problems?
How does the program help?
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 MONDAY night.

Bob D. Part 5- Recovered 874

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Gratitude – Recovered 873

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When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness in their life. When the individual is constantly complaining, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind.

Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need.

The tendency to feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.

Where would you like to start
What are you most grateful for?

1. Let’s talk about people in our lives, Who do you appreciate?
2. Let’s talk about how lucky and blessed we are, How are you fortunate?
What difficulties are you grateful for
How do you become grateful
How do you become ungrateful?
3. What material possessions are you thankful for?
4. What abilities do you have that you’re grateful for?
5. What about your surroundings (home/neighborhood/city/etc.) what are you thankful for?
6. What experiences have you had that make you grateful?
7. What happened today/yesterday/this week/this month/this year that you are grateful for?
8. What opportunities are you thankful for?
9. What have others in your life that you are thankful for?
11. What relationships are you thankful for?
12. What are you taking for granted that, if you stop to think about it, you are grateful for?
13. What is there about the challenges/difficulties you have experienced (or am currently experiencing) that you can be thankful for? (e.g., What have I learned? How have I grown?)
14. What is different today than it was a year ago that you are thankful for?
15. What insights have I gained that I am grateful for?

Phone Calls

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Call Recovered About Gratitude

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Gratitude.”
 
When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness in their life. When the individual is constantly lamenting their lot, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind. Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need. The tendency to feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.
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):
How do I appreciate?
What abilities do I have that I’m grateful for?
What experiences have I had that I am grateful for?
What happened today/yesterday/this week/this month/this year that I am  grateful for?
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.

Bob D. Part 4 – Recovered 872

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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.
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Call and leave a message and become part of the show

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