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James M History of AA Part 1 – Recovered 1132

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James M. from Slidell, LA speaking on the History of AA at the Robbers Roost AA Group’s Back to Basics men’s retreat in Cuyamaca State Park in San Diego, CA

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New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C Part 4 – Recovered 1130

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The title ‘A New Pair of Glasses’ refers to the new perspective on life Chuck C gained through practicing the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Holiday Survival Kit – Recovered 1129

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The holidays are often characterized as a season of togetherness with family and loved ones, but for many, navigating through this time of year while sober is uncharted territory.

There is so much support out there for people committed to their sobriety, especially during the holidays. However, the added stressors of gifts, events, parties, and relatives can intensify urges and vaporize a resolve in the afternoon that was solid in the morning.

We, at Recovered, understand firsthand the potential challenges and we want to offer our experience, strength, and hope for surviving the holidays.

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Tonight, we talk about our Holiday Survival Kits

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New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C Part 3 – Recovered 1128

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The title ‘A New Pair of Glasses’ refers to the new perspective on life Chuck C gained through practicing the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Love and Tolerance – Recovered 1127

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The recovery code of ‘love and tolerance’ means to treat others as you would want to be treated. Love and tolerance start with loving yourself, loving other people, and accepting a person as he or she is. Love and tolerance allow you to understand you can love someone without having to like everything about them. The person in a recovery program must develop patience, love, tolerance, and an understanding of other people despite their differences.

Tonight, we talk about Love and Tolerance

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New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C Part 2 – Recovered 1126

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The title ‘A New Pair of Glasses’ refers to the new perspective on life Chuck C gained through practicing the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Making Recovery a Priority – Recovered 1125

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You have probably heard that whatever you put before your sobriety you will lose. If you’re new, this may not make sense to you, but please heed the warning of this statement. In order for you to keep your job, your family, your home, or even your serenity, staying sober is the key to retaining all the things that are most important to your well-being. Making your recovery your number one priority will be beneficial long term. You will have a better chance refraining from a relapse if you put your sobriety before everything else.

Tonight, we talk about Making Recovery a Priority

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New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C Part 1 – Recovered 1124

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The title ‘A New Pair of Glasses’ refers to the new perspective on life Chuck C gained through practicing the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The Challenges of Early Sobriety – Recovered 1123

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Getting sober is one of the bravest things we can do. But, being new is also one of the most challenging things we will ever do. In the early days of sobriety, we may feel uncomfortable when being invited out. We definitely feel awkward at social events when we are newly sober. When we are new, we have virtually no coping skills for triggering events such as these. Taking an honest look at potential situations that could test your sobriety is an important task while ensuring you have a plan and feel prepared to take on any challenge that comes your way.

Tonight, we talk about The Challenges of Early Sobriety

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Joe and Charlie Part 9 – Recovered 1122

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You will see several references on this site to “Joe & Charlie”. Their names are sometimes heard at local Twelve Step meetings. So, who exactly are Joe and Charlie? They were two long-recovered alcoholics who traveled the world for several decades, sharing their insights into the Big Book of AA. Because all Twelve Step programs are derived from the AA Big Book, I suspect their recordings might help anyone in ANY Twelve Step program….not just AA.

The Big Book Study (officially called “The Big Book Comes Alive”) recordings are not conference-approved literature. Any sponsee interested in listening to the series should ask their sponsor first. I can recommend the talks with confidence because many long-sober speakers have openly given credit to Joe and Charlie with their own recovery. I have heard people say said they never really “got” how Twelve Step recovery works until they heard the free-wheeling and good-natured recordings of Joe P and Charlie McQ. I know that was true for me.

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