Hour 7 Of The 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 423

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We have now rolled into the 7th hour of the 12 hour podcast and Mark is joined with Kyle, Chris, and Brian.  They all share their experience strength and hope in regards to coming into the fellowship.  Some went through treatment centers and they discussed their experiences.

We also interview Anna with Dawn Farm Spera during this hour.  Anna is director of Spera, Dawn Farm’s Detox unit.

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Hour 6 Of The 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 422

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In the 6th hour of the 12 Hour Podcast, Mark, Aaron, and Kelli take up the topic from the most popular Recovered Episode ever produced; Meeting Etiquette.
We also listened to an interview we had with Dr. Chuck Gehrke.  Dr. Gehrke is a physician and Chair of the Dawn Farm Board of Trustees.  We talked about addiction as a medical condition, replacement drug therapies, and so much more.

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Hour 5 of the 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 421

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In the 5th hour of the 12 Hour podcast, we interview Vince with Dawn Farm Daybreak.  Dawn Farm Daybreak is a specialized program for adolescents with drug and alcohol problems. Founded in 2004 as a pilot project in collaboration with the Juvenile Drug Court and Children’s Services, the program now treats young people from throughout the community.
Kelli, an Al-Anon, and Aaron discuss their experience strength and hope as well.  Each tell their story on how they came into the program.

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Hour 4 Of The 12 Hour Podcast

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In this the 4th hour of the 12 Hour Podcast, we heard an interview with Jason Schwartz, Clinical Director, or Dawn Farm.  Dawn Farm is a local recovery center in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area.  Jason tells us about his experience, strength, and hope in regads to this recovery center.
Jason tells us a little history of the facility along with a description of some of the programs offered at Dawn Farm.  Jason talks about some of the things that sets them apart from other treatment centers and discusses some of the philosophy behind the organization.  Russ, Spencer, and Mark offer their thoughts and comments as well.

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Influences – Recovered 419

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The Influence of others on us in the program

The good and the bad

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Survey says…

Before you came in how did your friends influence you?

How did your family influence you?

Before, how did other people/organizations affect you such as church, the law, school, books, music, movies, tv?

Were you more of a leader or a follower?

When you first came in, same questions as above

Did you come in because of law, family, who influenced you to come into the program?

Were you a leader or follower?

How about now?

Are these different people? Why or why not?

Why do you stay in, what influences this?

Are you a leader or follower?

Russ Interview

Spencer Comments

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Hour 3 of the 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 418

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In the third hourof the 12 Hour Podcast, Mark is joined by his two sponsors, Russ and Spencer.  Russ and Spencer tell their stories along with Russ’ memory of Andrew, Mark’s late son.

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Meeting Etiquette – Recovered 417

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The dos and don’ts of attending a 12 step fellowship

This is actually round two for this topic

the first time with aaron and spencer

this episode resulted in the most listener feedback we have ever received.

Here at recovered, we don’t have etiquette rules, but we may have suggestions.

We may have disagreements between ourselves

We will find out

tony from connecticut

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Interesting that tony picks up with meeting etiquette as a way to be polite to others


first at call from spencer

Ok, I turning to you first, what are some of your pet peeves


arrive time

departure time

leaving a donation

eating all the cake

stealing candy/pop

creating a bio hazard in the restroom

candle wax

dirty dishes after eating cake



personal hygiene

long shares

drunk a log

romancing the drug/drink



taking others inventory during share

going to a meeting sick

camara at meeting

Bringing pets

Bringing kids


decorum in other’s buildings

Double share

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Hour 2 of 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 416

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This is the second hour of the 12 Hour Podcast.  Mark gives his open talk he gave for his Home Group’s 3rd Year Anniversary.  You still have time to make a donation to Dawn Farm in the name of my late son, Andrew. Go to  

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Hour 1 of 12 Hour Podcast Mark

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Thia first hour featured Mark in a solo effort to kick off this fundraiser.

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Seventh Step Prayer – Recovered 414

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On page 76, the big book gives us a prayer of humility.  A prayer acknowledging that we need help in overcoming our character defects.

Russ.. Please read

Initial thoughts?

This prayer makes it clear that AA is not a self help program, clearly we need God and each other.  Can this program work alone with a book?  

We place ourselves in a position to receive God’s help by making a decision to abandon our old idea that self will will make us happy.  What does surrender to win mean to you?

God should have all of me, the good and the bad.  So, we make available to God our strengths and weaknesses, what does this mean?  

How has God used your weakness for your good?  When I share with someone my weaknesses, it makes us more approachable by the other person.

How has a perceived strength let you down?


How do you access your higher power?

What techniques have worked for you in your spiritual life?

working with others

doing this podcast

praying with my wife

journalling and keeping track of God’s involvement in my life

simple prayers

progression of the same prayer, praying the same prayer of blessing first for self then outward to neutral people to loved ones to not so loved ones then eventually to enermies.

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