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Annie Highwater Interview – Recovered 759

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Today, we have author Annie Highwater with us in the studio.
Annie, welcome to the Recovered Podcast studio.

Annie, I’m going to have Anna introduce you to our listeners.
Anna take it from here

Introduction
Author Annie Highwater is a long distance runner, health and wellness advocate and a fanatical researcher of behavioral science, family pathology and concepts of dysfunction and conflict. Annie resides in Columbus, Ohio where she has worked in the insurance industry. She also enjoys writing, yoga and visiting her son in Southern California as often as possible.
Facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/AnnieUnhooked

Annie’s links will be in the show notes

As you know Annie, the Recovered Podcast is intended to be a support for those of us in 12-step recovery program.

Before your experience with your son, did you know anyone who had struggled with addiction?
Did you know anything about recovery before Elliott?

Your new book is Titled “Unhooked”.
A mother’s story of Unhitching from the roller coaster of her son’s addiction.

Annie, your memoir starts with your experiences of life in a grossly neglected home. But in the book you share how those experiences both helped and hindered what would be the hardest, most heartbreaking, challenge of your life– your son’s addiction to opiates. You say these experiences have been illuminating.

What do you mean by illuminating?

Elliott is your son, tell us more about him.
Do you have any other children?
Does alcoholism run in the family?
Were you familiar with recovery programs before Elliott?

The book is structured like a boxing match,
You don’t have chapters, you have rounds.
Tell us why.

Tell us about some of the boxing quotes you included.
Are you a boxing fan?

Tell us about your upbringing?
How did that affect your journey with Elliott?
It doesn’t sound like you felt safe growing up, how did that affect your parenting style?

Tell us about your grandparents?
What did you like to do as a kid?

What was the circumstances of you becoming pregnant?
Did you grow up with religion?
Tell us about your relationship with your mother.

How did you find out about Elliott’s addiction?
How did you learn about the disease concept of addiction?

What type of help did you think you needed at the beginning of Elliott’s disease?
What actual help did you need?

Tell us about stigma, secretes, shame, blame, did you experience these things?

Tell us about Elliott’s recovery process.
What were some of your experiences?
What were some of your fears?
Tell us about loneliness.
How did your family react?
Tell us about the 3 c’s.

Did you experience recovery?
What did surrender look like for you?
How did you unhitch yourself from Elliott’s addiction?

Do you ever hitch yourself back on?

What would you say to a parent that suspects their child is experimenting?
What would you say to a parent who suspects their child has a problem?

Did you find others who were going through what you went through?

How did you select your pen name Annie Highwater?
What was the #1 thing that held you back in writing this book?
What is the best advice you ever received about writing this book?
What is something that is working in your life right now?
What is the best book you have read on recovery?
This podcast is about Hope
What would you say to the parent who is struggling with their addicted child?

How can people get the book?
How can listeners contact you?

Annie, thanks for joining us in the studio.

Check out this episode!

Annie Highwater Interview Tomorrow (11/18) at Noon

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Join us live tomorrow, November 18, 2016 at noon (eastern) as Anna and I interview author Annie Highwater in studio.

Annie Highwater’s memoir follows the experiences of one mother who started her own life in a grossly neglected home and came to realize how those experiences both helped and hindered what would be the hardest, most heartbreaking, yet illuminating challenge of her life–her son’s addiction to opiates.
Tap Speakpipe or Wavve (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and ask Annie a question or leave a comment.  Or answer the following question:
Do you love someone with an addiction?
How did/do you cope?
Anna and I conduct an in studio interview once a month.  Join us live 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.
Click Show Notes so you can prepare for this month’s interview.

Joe and Charlie Eighth and Ninth Step – Recovered 758

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Demographic survey link
Go to http://recoveredcast.com/take-our-survey/.

The Recovered Podcast has been contacted regarding possible sponsorship to help with podcasting costs. The right sponsor could help underwrite our efforts to carry this message of hope to an even larger audience, but that costs money and we need your help. To help find the right sponsor, we need to conduct a demographic survey to better understand who is listening to the show.

Your participation in this demographic survey will help us find the right sponsor. Your email address will not be sold and I will not spam you. After a few weeks, we will randomly select one name from the list of people who participated in the survey.

This winner will receive:
1. The Novel “Detroit Muscle” by Jeff Vande Zande
2. The Graphic Novel “3AZ” by Matt O.
3. A signed Big Book from yours truly.
4. $100 Amazon Gift card.

We need 250 responses in 2 weeks to be considered.

If you would like to help and take the 7 question survey, just
Go to http://recoveredcast.com/take-our-survey/.
That’s http://recoveredcast.com/take-our-survey/.

That link is in the show notes which appear right now on the screen of your mobile device or computer.

Thank you for your support.

 

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

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Acceptance – Recovered 757

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Acceptance is one of the most important tools in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are many things that are out of my control, but if I can accept that everything is the way it’s supposed to be at all times, I might be able to attain inner peace. This is often easier said than done. If you’re like me,
you want
what you want
when you want it.

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Matt, let’s go to you first.
What does acceptance mean to you?
How did you learn about this concept in early sobriety?
Did you have an ah ha moment?

For the alcoholic, loss or disappointment are usually involved in this acceptance process.

When you were new, tell us about your experiences of loss and disappointment.
What losses were you experiencing?
What were some of your disappointments?

In early sobriety, did you try to force certain outcomes, were there some consequences you were trying to avoid?
Did you get the outcome you desired?

For me, I had to accept that things were as they were. I was in denial of reality because I really didn’t like the reality of that time.
In early sobriety, did you struggle against reality? Give specific circumstances.
How did this affect your energy level?
How did this affect your mood?

What is the serenity prayer?
What is your experience with the prayer?

What does acceptance look like today?
Do you struggle today regarding desired outcomes?

What are you trying to accept today?
What tools, steps, prayers, slogans, traditions, are you using?

We have calls

Charlie – the way out podcast
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Floann
https://www.speakpipe.com/messages

What would you say to the new guy?

I want to be in charge of my own life and maybe even the lives of those around me. I want to get my own way,
And I can get pretty upset when I don’t. Accepting rather than controlling usually brings me serenity.

 

 

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Help The Recovered Podcast

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We have been contacted regarding sponsorship to help with podcasting costs.  The right sponsor could help underwrite our efforts to carry this message of hope to a ever more audience, but we need your help.  To help find the right fit, we need to conduct a demographic survey to better understand who is listening to the show.

 
Your participation in this demographic survey will help us find the right sponsor.  Your email address will not be sold and I will not spam you.  However, I may contact you from time to time.  After a few weeks, we will randomly select one name from the list of people who participated in the survey
 
This winner will receive:
1.  The Novel “Detroit Muscle” by Jeff Vande Zande
2.  The Graphic Novel “3AZ” by Matt O.
3.  A signed Big Book from your truly.
4.  $100 Amazpon Gift card.
 
We need 250 responses in 2 weeks to be considered. 
 
If you would like to help and take the 7 question survey, just tap http://recoveredcast.com/take-our-survey/
 
Thank you for your support.
 

Check out this episode!

Take Our Survey and Win Free Stuff

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We have been contacted regarding sponsorship to help with podcasting costs.  The right sponsor could help underwrite our efforts to carry this message of hope to a ever more audience, but we need your help.  To help find the right fit, we need to conduct a demographic survey to better understand who is listening to the show.

Your participation in this demographic survey will help us find the right sponsor.  Your email address will not be sold and I will not spam you.  However, I may contact you from time to time.  After a few weeks, we will randomly select one name from the list of people who participated in the survey.
This winner will receive:
1.  The Novel “Detroit Muscle” by Jeff Vande Zande
2.  The Graphic Novel “3AZ” by Matt O.
3.  A signed Big Book from your truly.
4.  $100 Amazpon Gift card.
We need 250 responses in 2 weeks to be considered.
If you would like to help and take the 7 question survey, just tap HERE.
Thank you for your support.
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Call Recovered About Acceptance

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On Tuesday, November 15,  2016, The Recovery Topic is “Acceptance.”936375c9_o
 
Acceptance is one of the most important tools in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are many things that are out of your control, but if you can accept that everything is the way it’s supposed to be at all times, you can truly attain inner peace. This is often easier said than done.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe or Wavve (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
What are you trying to accept today and what tools are you using?
 
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.  
 
Click Show Notes so you can prepare for this week’s show.

Joe and Charlie Eighth Step – Recovered 756

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Friends Outside the Program – Recovered 755

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Some have recommended that those who are in early recovery

(the first couple of years)

limit contact with former drinking and drug using friends.  

This is not to say they are bad, just maybe not the healthiest choice during early recovery.  

We will explore this position.

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What are your thoughts on this recommendation, limiting contact with using friends early on?

Why do you think this is recommended?
What was your experience during early recovery?

Now let’s talk about later in recovery.
Let’s talk about after the obsession to use has been lifted.
Some recovery professionals say
one of the important tasks that people undertake in early recovery is to build a new social support network of people who support their sobriety. These do not necessarily have to be people in recovery,
but they should not be those who are actively involved in substance abuse.

This means that by the time the person has been sober for a few years they will have all the friends and support they need.

Thoughts, opinion?
Do you socialize with people who drink?
Do you find this awkward?
How do you react when people ask for permission to drink?

Do you socialize with people who actively use drugs?
Is this different for you thank for people who drink?
Why or why not?

Do you serve alcohol at home?
Why or why not?

We Have Calls

Brianna
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Nicole from Ottawa
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Flo – parts 1 and 2
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https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Avso4sX_t2wQoTXfYB0Jt23ME9bFAbMbm_7Wnx198wAwAxmYbQbWvpR5386ZV0SlSKweHs6yZkAvXsxNhvOd1hykdF2b0yd7eRzg3Tzgp2FHnH8IRLa3V3bqC_Xzmw7wtq9pTfJqp8YSUUbfjtGcP9aSSj6Q

Mike (anonymous)
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What would you say to the new guy?

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We Will Podcast Tuesday

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On Tuesday, we will return to the studio with the topic “Friends Outside the Fellowship.”

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