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Call Recovered About Daily Inventory

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On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, The Recovery Topic is Daily Inventory

The purpose of this daily inventory is to keep track of who we are and what we are doing today. I try to remember that a daily inventory is not a test; I try to remember that there are no right or wrong answers. I try not to get upset when i know I could have done better. During my daily inventory if I discover that I have failed to live up to my expectations, I try to remember that this is a program of growth and recovery, progress not perfection. I know that if I stayed clean today, I did something right.

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Why is a daily Inventory important?
How is the different/same as Step 10?
How is this different/same as Step 11?

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Joe and Charlie History Part 1

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Problems Other Than Alcohol – Recovered 696

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In one way or another, drug addiction affects most us in AA. For
me and my experience with my son’s drug addiction, it stirs my
deepest interest and sympathy. In the world around us, we see
legions of men and women who become addicted to heroin who started
with a legitimate prescription to an opiate such as vicodin. Then
they find they are trying to cure or escape their problems by using
that prescription until it becomes so expensive. The, heroin is the
logical alternative because it is relatively cheap. Many A.A.’s,
especially those who have suffered these particular addictions, are
now asking, “What can we do to help?”

So, this is our topic, Problems other than alcohol.

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We asked our listeners a simple question on this topic. We ask,
“Do you have a drug addiction?

Survey Results
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Let’s go to you first Zach,
Are you in recovery because of polysubstance abuse?
Tell us about some of your using patterns.
How are they similar or different from your alcohol use?

I’m pretty sure I’m a heroin addict, I’m not positive because
I’ve never tried it. I’m sure if I did, I would love it.

What about the ritual of use, does drug ritual mean anything to
you?

How does your fellowship help you navigate recovery with
problems other than alcohol?
What are some of the challenges?
How do you share at meetings regarding your drug use and
triggers?

Have you sponsored someone whose primary problem was not
alcohol?
How do you sponsor this type? What are some of the challenges?

Can a non alcoholic drug addict become an A.A. member?
Desire to stop using alcohol? If no, then no
Interesting question, do you have to be an alcoholic to be in
AA?

Can someone with a drug addiction, who also has a genuine
alcoholic history, become a member of A.A.?

What do you think about special-purpose groups for say people
who have polysubstance problems?
What do you think about A.A.’s who have suffered both alcoholism
and addiction. What do you think about special-purpose groups
forming to help other A.A.’s who are having drug trouble? Do you
think this helpful? What could be some problems that could arise
from such a formation?

Could such a special purpose group call itself an A.A.
group?

Could such a group also include nonalcoholic drug users?

Is there any objection if A.A.’s who have had the dual problem
join outside groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous?

Dave
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Zach
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Bronte
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Alex
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Clyde
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Melissa Cox – Recovered 695

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We have a special guest in studio tonight. Anna, we are in the presence of greatness.
Welcome to the recovered Podcast studio attorney Melissa Cox.
BELL RING

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Melissa is currently an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan

Melissa’s expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support. Her skills in the courtroom have earned her the recognition as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past 5 consecutive years.. Melissa has fought for her clients across southeast Michigan in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb, and Monroe counties, as well as various district courts.

Again, Melissa, welcome to the Recovered Podcast

In the spirit of full disclosure, Melissa’s family means a great deal to Anna and me. Our son Andrew and Melissa’s brother knew each other quite well and that is how we got to know Melissa’s mother and father. When Andrew passed away in 2012, it was your mother who accompanied us to Florida to settle Andrew’s affairs there. I don’t know what we would have done without her. It was your father who transported us to and from the airport. It was your grandmother who provided our lodging while in Florida. It was your brother who also supported us when we were in florida and gave Steven, our son, Andrew’s fishing pole he used in Florida. And you gave us council when the Police detective was giving us the run around when we were down there. For all of this, we owe a great deal to you and your family.

But, Melissa you have decided to try something different and that is the topic for today’s show.

Melissa is running for Wayne County circuit court judge in the great state of Michigan. This is the subject of our get together, Melissa’s run to be judge and why she wants to be judge.

So, Melissa, tell us a little about yourself.

What is the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer?
What is the difference between a good judge and a great judge?

Why did you want to be a lawyer?
Where did you go to school?
Where do you practice?
What do you do?

Why do you want to be a judge?
You use the tagline, firm but fair, what does this mean to you?
Where are you in the process of getting elected?
You have great endorsements, who has endorsed you?
Any surprises?
When is the election?

We Have Calls

Kurt from Canton
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Carl
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We at the Recovered Podcast are people who have troubles with substances and therefore have had experience with the criminal justice system.

If one of our listeners is facing a criminal substance charge, what council would you give?
What should our listener be looking for in an attorney?
What are some warning signs when one is looking for a lawyer to represent them?

What role does a judge play with someone who is guilty of substance charges?
What role does a judge play in sentencing someone guilty of a substance charge?

Thank you for joining us in studio
How can people help?
How can our listeners contact you?

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Call Recovered and Talk to a Lawyer

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On Friday, April 22,  2016, at NOON, Eastern Time, we will have lawyer Melissa Cox in studio.
 
Melissa’s law expertise is primarily in criminal defense, municipal prosecution, and family law with a focus on divorce, child custody, adoption, and child support.  Melissa has decided try something different.  Melissa is running for Wayne County circuit court judge in the great state of Michigan.
 
This is your opportunity to ask a lawyer and future judge a question.  Call in with your law question.  Call right away, because Melissa will be online tomorrow!
 
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and ask a question.
Do you have a question on divorce?
Do you have a question about child custody?
Do you have a question about drug court?
This is a special episode and it will stream live tomorrow, Friday, April 22, 2016 at NOON Eastern Time

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Premium Member Only Open Talk Diana T – Recovered 694

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Premium Member only Open Talk Richard C. – Recovered 693

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5 Reasons to Hate AA – Recovered 692

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Personally, I really didn’t know anything about AA before I came in, and so I did not have many prejudices against joining. As a matter of fact, I did see that AA was helping my son Andrew before I came to my first meeting. So I was grateful that AA was there for Andrew.

The problem is that for many people looking for help have turned to AA but have had experiences that can only be described as bad AA. Also, many have heard exaggerated stories about AA. Both these experiences have left people with no desire to associate with AA.

So today, I would like to discuss some of the most popular misconceptions about AA and what our understanding is. We will look at 5 popular reasons why people say they hate AA and we will try and see if we have reasonable responses.

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AA is a cult – why do you think AA is not a cult?

Cult – a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.

Preamble – Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
AA has a hidden agenda – do you think AA has a hidden agenda? Do you think certain members of A have a hidden agenda? What are they? What can we do about it?

Hidden Agenda – a secret or ulterior motive for something.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

“No one should be told they’re ‘powerless’”. Are you powerless? What does this mean?

Powerless – unable to do something or to stop something
Powerless over alcohol, but responsible for your recovery
“You’re just replacing one crutch with another”
Yep

“It doesn’t work. Only a 3% success rate.

Need to research this
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Ben from Tuscon
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Justin from LA
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Alex from Austin
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Call Recovered About Why You Hate AA

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On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, The Recovery Topic is 5 Reasons to Hate AA

There are many reasons why people stay away from AA. Personally, I really didn’t know anything about AA before I came in, and so I did have many prejudices against joining. This is not the case with many who are faced with a dilemma. They have a problem with drinking and they can’t stop. But because of many reasons, they think they hate what AA teaches and cannot join because of these reasons. The problem is that many if these things just are not so. So today we will look at 5 popular reasons why people say they hate AA and we will try and see if we have reasonable rebuttals.

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):

Do you believe AA is a cult?
Why or why not?

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