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One of the famous sayings used by Twelve Step groups is that,
you have to give it away in order to keep it.
What this is referring to is
the idea that service in recovery can help
the giver as much as the receiver.
This giving should not be done
in the hope of a reward or praise.
Instead the individual does it
because they know that it is helping to keep
them clean and sober too.
Numerous studies have provided evidence that
helping others in recovery provides
great benefit to the helper.
Service in recovery refers to
work carried out for no financial reward or compensation.
This may involve directly helping somebody else, or
indirectly helping them by providing services.
Let’s talk about our experience, strength, and hope as it relates to Service Work.
Let’s go to you first Dave
What does service work mean to you?
How has it helped your program?
What kinds of service have you done?
Has your sponsor ever volunteered you for something?
Have you ever suggested service for your sponsee?
Why do you think service work helps you feel better?
What is the most unique service you ever did?
What are you doing now?
Why do you think some people think of service work as a spiritual exercise?
How has your understanding of service work changed since you were new?
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