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Call Recovered About Being Young in Recovery

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On Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 pm EDT, we will be discussing “Being Young in Recovery.”
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What are some of the challenges of being young in recovery?
 
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Joe and Charlie More About Alcoholism Part 1 – Recovered 723

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Relaxing in Recovery – Recovered 722

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Researchers have studied how quickly wounds heal in people who are relaxed compared with people who are stressed. Their results have generally shown that the calmer and more supported you feel, the faster you will recover. This is probably true for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol as well.

Those individuals who are recovering from an addiction can gain particular benefit from using relaxation techniques. These are some of the most prominent ways in which these techniques can aid in recovery:

* Anger and resentment can be a real problem for people who are recovering from an addiction. These are dangerous emotions because they can act as relapse triggers. By practicing relaxation techniques the individual can reduce the amount of anger they experience.
* Early recovery is often described as an emotional rollercoaster as people learn to deal with their feelings. The addict is able to escape dealing with their emotions by using alcohol and drugs, but this option is no longer available in recovery. This means that early sobriety can be a particularly stressful time; relaxation techniques can help the individual deal better with this stress.

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What does relaxing in recovery mean to you?
Why is this important?
How do you find the time?
Are you ever bored?

What do you do with your free time?
How do you relax?
How do you do hobbies?
What do you like to do?

Exercise
outdoors/hiking
Prayer/meditation
Meetings
Golf?

 

What are some of the obstacles to you relaxing?
What is the best advice you have received about relaxing in recovery?
What is working for you today?
What book would you recommend?

We have calls
Drew from New England
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Ollie from London
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Alex
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What would you say to the new guy about relaxing in recovery?

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Joe and Charlie There is a Solution Part 2 – Recovered 721

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Call Recovered About Relaxing in Recovery

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On Tuesday, July 19,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “Relaxing in Recovery.”
 
Researchers have studied how quickly wounds heal in people who are relaxed compared with people who are stressed. Their results have generally shown that the calmer and more supported you feel, the faster you will recover.  This is probably true for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol as well.
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):
How do you relax? How do you do hobbies? What do you like to do?
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The We Part of the Program – Recovered 720

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Loneliness and isolation along with denial, are among the top killers of addicts. Part of the disease of addiction is its thirst for stripping the addict of all of her relationships, one by one, until no one is left to stand by the addict’s side. Together we succeed and enjoy sobriety and peace, but alone we might slowly die. It is much more fun to live recovery with friends, than to try and do it by ourselves.

Recovery is a “we program” not a “me program”. Alone we die, but together we live victoriously.

In Chapter 5, The big book prefaces the steps with
“Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:” Therefore, it is implied that all the steps begin with we.

The foreword to the 3rd edition of the “big book” says
“? at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.

So at the core of the recovery program are at least two alcoholics, not one.

So, let’s begin our exploration of this topic with you

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What does “This is a we program” mean to you?
How do we find recovery from sharing our experience, strength and hope? Why is this effective?

Did you ever experience a sense of relief that you are no longer alone?
First meeting: no longer alone (I was “one more”)

What is your experience with the “we” of the program?
How are Open Talks part of the “We” of the program?
What is your experience with the slogan “If you want what we have?”
A sponsor is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
A higher power is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
Service work is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
Sponsoring people is part of the “we” of the program.
12-step work is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?

We Have Calls

Clyde
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Alex
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What would you say to the new guy?
How has the fellowship helped your program?

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Call Recovered About This is a We Program

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On Tuesday, July 12,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “The is a we program.”
 
Loneliness and deliberate isolation along with denial, are among the top killers of addicts. But recovery is a “we program” not a “me program”. Alone we die, but together we live victoriously.
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):
What does “This is a we program” mean to you? 
How are Open Talks part of the “We” of the program?
What is your experience with the slogan “If you want what we have then do what we do?”
A sponsor is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
A higher power is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
Service work is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
Sponsoring people is part of the “we” of the program.
12-step work is part of the “we” of the program, what is your experience?
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EDT as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
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Joe and Charlie Spiritual Experience – Recovered 719

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Summertime Recovery – Recovered 718

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For most of us, summer is the perfect time for recreation, outdoor activities, socializing and relaxing. For some of us, Summer is the busy time of the year and finding time for recovery is the challenge.

Now that you’re sober and summer is upon us, your idea of fun will no doubt look and feel a lot different than it did in the past?and that’s a good thing!

For those in recovery ? especially early recovery ? summertime can also present a unique set of challenges.

In the past, some of your summertime activities may have been synonymous with destructive behaviors. However, changing your lifestyle for the better doesn’t necessarily mean you have to redefine your personal definition of “fun.”

So, if you’re looking for some new summer activities that will allow you to let loose, laugh and have fun without the fear of triggering a relapse, you’re in luck. We have suggestions!

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What was your first summer like?
Did it feel odd to not use? How and why?
What were some of your triggers?
How did you cope?
What tools did you use?

What has held you back from enjoying summer as a sober person?
What is the best advice you ever received about keeping your recovery program strong during summer?
What book, website, podcast, music, movie, concert, do you recommend the new person to check out this summer?
What is something that is working for you right now in your summertime recovery program?
What do you like to do sober during the summer?

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Tony from Connecticut
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Ollie from London
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Nick from Australia
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Alex from Austin
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Suggestions you may want to comment on.
Go Camping, Embrace Nature
Join a Sports League
Travel and Sightseeing
Volunteer Your Time
Try a New Activity
Explore Your City or Home State
Involve Your Pets
Explore Your Creative Side
Coordinate/Vacation with Others in Recovery
BBQ
Meditate in unique places
Start an outdoor meeting

What would you say to the new guy?

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Call Recovered About Your Summertime Recovery

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On Tuesday, July 5,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “Summertime Recovery.”
 
In the past, some of your summertime activities may have been synonymous with destructive behaviors. However, changing your lifestyle for the better doesn’t necessarily mean you have to redefine your personal definition of “fun.”
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):
What do you like to do now sober during the summer?
What was your first sober summer like?
Did it feel odd to not use?  How and why?
What were some of your triggers?
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EDT 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.
 
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