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Not Fitting In – Recovered 1230

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Before we ever picked up a drink, we didn’t fit in. We felt different. But when we started using, we became accustomed to living in a world where drugs and alcohol provided us the ability to cope. We finally fit in. Then the bottom came.

In early recovery, coping with this new way of living is hard. We are not happy, joyous, and free like the others we see. At the same time, we are not using. We don’t fit in again. The pink cloud vanished.

Now, we were told it’s time to get to work. It’s time to develop the coping skills we always lacked. It’s time to work on a program of recovery. In the process, we developed intimate relationships with like-minded people and a host of coping skills. We found the cure to Not Fitting In.

Tonight, we talk about Not Fitting In.

http://recoveredcast.com

For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”

Link to Buddy’ Book Through Our Affiliate

Check out this episode!

Why The Program Works For You

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On Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 7:30 pm eastern, join us for a Michigan-style meeting. Share your experience, strength, and hope as we have a meeting with the following recovery topic:
Why the Program Works For You
 
We are working our way through a book recently published by co-host Buddy C.
Find it here  https://amzn.to/3BW97rH
It is generally considered that the AA program, as embodied in the 12 Steps, works through its emphasis on five important ideas:

Honesty
Openness
Connection
Spirituality

No agenda
Thursday, we talk about why the program works for you.

Questions to ponder:

  • How does Honesty help your program?
  • How does being open support your recovery?
  • How does the fellowship/sponsor keep you sober?
  • Why is spirituality important to you?
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Take Our One Question Survey

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This week, our recovery topic will be “Not Fitting In.”

Take our one-question survey to help us prepare for the show.
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Call Recovered About Not Fitting In

150 150 Mark S

Before we ever picked up a drink, we didn’t fit in.  We felt different. But when we started using, we became accustomed to living in a world where drugs and alcohol provided us the ability to cope.  We finally fit in.  Then the bottom came.

In early recovery, coping with this new way of living is hard.  We are not happy, joyous, and free like the others we see.  At the same time, we are not using.  We don’t fit in again.  The pink cloud vanished.

Now, we were told it’s time to get to work.  It’s time to develop the coping skills we always lacked.  It’s time to work on a program of recovery.  In the process, we developed intimate relationships with like-minded people and a host of coping skills.  We found the cure to Not Fitting In.

Tonight, we talk about Not Fitting In.

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We need your voice!!  Share your story with the new person in recovery.
To “call” in and share your experience, strength, and hope regarding this topic, just tap
You can always dial in and leave a message on this topic.  Just dial
When you “call”, reflect on these questions:
  • Have you ever had the feeling you didn’t fit in?
  • What were the circumstances?
  • Have you ever felt alone in a crowd?
  • Did you make new friends in recovery?
  • Did this help with the unease of not fitting in?
  • Do you still have old friends you know before recovery?
  • What is your experience with them now?
  • If you are still in contact, how have you navigated being sober while they still use
  • Have you found that being in AA has helped your feeling of not fitting in?
  • If so, what part of the program helped?
So you can prepare for Tuesday’s show, you can get a copy of our Show Notes,  just click 

Relapse Prevention – Recovered 1228

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Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic but treatable disorder. Various forms of recovery can help people stop substance abuse and resume living healthy and productive lives, also known as being in recovery. However, when people do not follow their recovery program they are at increased risk for a relapse.

Unfortunately, relapse is common. Studies have shown that more than 85% of people with addictions who stop using a drug begin using it again within a year. A return to drug or alcohol use after a period of abstinence can be very dangerous. The good news is that there are things that can be done to lessen the likelihood of suffering a relapse.

Tonight, we talk about Relapse Prevention.

http://recoveredcast.com

For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”

Link to Buddy’ Book Through Our Affiliate

Check out this episode!

Take Our One Question Survey

150 150 Mark S

This week, our recovery topic will be “Relapse Prevention.”

Take our one-question survey to help us prepare for the show.
Just click

Call Recovered About Your Relapse Program

150 150 Mark S

Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic but treatable disorder. Various forms of recovery can help people stop substance abuse and resume living healthy and productive lives, also known as being in recovery.  However, when people do not follow their recovery program they are at increased risk for a relapse.

Unfortunately, relapse is common.  Studies have shown that more than 85% of people with addictions who stop using a drug begin using it again within a year.  A return to drug or alcohol use after a period of abstinence can be very dangerous. The good news is that there are things that can be done to lessen the likelihood of suffering a relapse.

Tuesday we talk about Relapse Prevention.

Leave A Message Now
We need your voice!!  Share your story with the new person in recovery.
To “call” in and share your experience, strength, and hope regarding this topic, just tap
You can always dial in and leave a message on this topic.  Just dial
When you “call”, reflect on these questions:
  • Have you ever relapsed?
  • Have you ever tried to stop drinking and were unable to stop?
  • What was your experience?
  • What was different about this time trying to stop?
So you can prepare for Tuesday’s show, you can get a copy of our Show Notes,  just click 

Join Us Thursday for the Recovered Podcast Zoom Meeting

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On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 7:30 pm eastern, join us for a Michigan-style meeting. Share your experience, strength, and hope as we have a meeting with the following recovery topic:
Relapse Prevention
 
We are working our way through a book recently published by co-host Buddy C.
Find it here  https://amzn.to/3BW97rH
Relapse prevention skills are essential to learning to live a happy life in recovery. One day at a time, one can learn to implement these coping skills to prevent relapse and live a life beyond their wildest dreams.

Thursday, we talk about the Progression of Our Disease.

Questions to ponder:
  • Have you ever relapsed?
  • What “caused” your relapse? What character defect, what person, what situation?
  • Talk about your “pre”-lapse
  • Today, how do prevent a relapse?
  • Today, what is different?
  • What is your relapse prevention program?
  • What part of the program keeps you away from the first drink?
  • What coping skills have you learned?
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