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Call Recovered About Willingness

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Willingness.”

If people do not have a strong desire for sobriety, it will be hard for them to maintain it. It is possible for the individual to get sober to please other people, but such recoveries tend to be short-lived. This is because staying away from alcohol and drugs is hard if people are not fully willing to do all that it takes. In order to build a successful life away from alcohol and drugs, the individual needs to be prepared to put in a great deal of effort. Those who lack willingness will not be able to summon the necessary determination.

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 willing were you the first time you came into AA?
Is there a relationship between willingness and desperation?
Have you ever tried to get clean for someone else?
How did that work?

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Unity – Recovered 886

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Tradition One states:

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.

 

Sue, from my home group provided this from NA’s Basic Text on Unity.

 

 

The second Legacy,  Unity (Body) suggests we join a homegroup and participate in the meetings.  In early sobriety, meetings and fellowship with recovered alcoholics can help to keep a newcomer sober until they have completed their steps.  

 

More importantly, the group and its members are responsible for making sure that the door to the meeting is open and there for the newcomer.

 

What does unity mean go you?

Why is AA Unity important?

How has unity helped your recovery?

 

@ Mark…I think that AA Unity, when related to group conscious, means doing what is best for the group and not what is necessarily best for me. I did not get very far by getting my way all the time

 

Do you have a group that you are committed to and involved with?  

Do you participate Group Conscious meetings?

Do you follow the 12 Traditions?

 

Unity asks me to practice acceptance when the group conscience goes against

 

AA Unity does not mean harmony.

What is the difference between unity and harmony?

How can a group not have harmony yet have unity?

 

How can a group make mistakes, make wrong decisions, yet still have unity?

 

How can you contribute to AA unity?

How can you have unity with someone you don’t like?

 

What would you say to the new guy?

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Bob D. Part 8 – Recovered 885

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Call Recovered About Unity

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MONDAY Night, the Recovery Topic is “Unity.”
 
The second Legacy,  Unity (Body) suggests we join a home group and participate in the meetings.  In early sobriety, meetings and fellowship with recovered alcoholics can help to keep a newcomer sober until they have completed their steps.  The fellowship of AA is the group members and is fondly referred to as “the meeting before the meeting, the AA meeting, and the meeting after the meeting.”
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 does unity mean go you?
Why is AA Unity important?
How has unity helped your recovery?
Do you have a group that you are committed to and involved with?
Do you participate Group Conscious meetings?
Do you follow the 12 Traditions?
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Serenity – Recovered 884

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A common motive for falling into substance abuse is an inability to cope with the vicissitudes of life. The individual feels overwhelmed by the problems that life is throwing at them, and desperation means that they will consider any means of escape. In the beginning alcohol and drugs do feel like the perfect solution. It gives the individual a break from their problems and the reality of day to day living. The problem is that as the individual becomes to rely on these substances it has a devastating impact on their life. It is a classic example of the cure being worse than the disease. The answer to life’s problems is not to be found by using mind altering substances. The ability to deal with life is something that the individual can develop, but it is serenity that they need for this and not intoxication.
Serenity Defined
One way of defining serenity is to say that it is a feeling of being calm and tranquil. In recovery this word is often used to describe a state of being where people are untroubled by the ups and downs in life. It means that whatever is happening in the individual’s life they can rely on an inner sense of calm. Many would say that this way of being is the goal of recovery. It may even have been the search for such inner peace that drove the individual into addiction in the first place ? they find what they are looking for in sobriety.
The topic is serenity
What comes first to mind when you hear the word serenity?
What does serenity mean to you today?
What did you understand serenity to be before program
What was your understanding when you first came into recovery?
Why is serenity important to your program?
What are your barriers to serenity?
How do you obtain serenity?
What is blocking your serenity today?
How can the program help?
What steps, slogans, prayers, etc.?
What would you say to the new guy?
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Call Recovered About Serenity

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A common motive for falling into substance abuse is an inability to cope with the vicissitudes of life. The individual feels overwhelmed by the problems that life is throwing at them, and desperation means that they will consider any means of escape. In the beginning alcohol and drugs do feel like the perfect solution. It gives the individual a break from their problems and the reality of day to day living. The problem is that as the individual becomes to rely on these substances it has a devastating impact on their life. It is a classic example of the cure being worse than the disease. The answer to life’s problems is not to be found by using mind altering substances. The ability to deal with life is something that the individual can develop, but it is serenity that they need for this and not intoxication.
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 serenity important to your program?
What are your barriers to serenity?
How do you obtain serenity?
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.
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Elton J. – Recovered 883

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Elton John in a 2001 interview

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Compassion – Recovered 882

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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 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.
What comes first to mind?
What does compassion mean to you?
Why/how is compassion important to your recovery?
What does compassion look like to you?
Examples?
What character flaw gets in the way of compassion?
Examples?
How can compassion help you in recovery?
How can we develop an awareness of others feelings?
How do you feel when you have compassion with someone else?
How do you feel when someone has compassion for you?
What steps help you with compassion?
How did you learn to be compassionate?
When are you most compassionate?
When are you least compassionate?
When can you be cruel?
How can you develop a sense of compassion at these times?
When are you indifferent?
How can you be more compassionate at these times?
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Speakpipe
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Speakpipe
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Bob D. Part 7 – Recovered 881

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Russell B. Committee on Addiction – Recovered 880

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Comedian Russell Brand appears before committee on addiction.

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