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Recovery Literature – Recovered 1134

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Using books, literature, and other texts as part of a recovery program and are a known intervention for both substance abuse and depression. You may have experienced a moment where you identified with the main character in a story and empathetically experienced their joy when they conquered their obstacle. Or maybe you read a poem and thought to yourself that you could have written the words yourself—that’s how much they meant to you.

When struggling with addiction, it can also be helpful to read the stories of those who’ve already embarked on their recovery journeys. Following their path into sobriety can be cathartic, and can bring a newfound sense of hope about the future. Narratives told by peers can be especially helpful here, because they show that recovery is possible, and for many, that’s the first step in imagining what their own recovery might look like.

Tonight, we talk about Recovery Literature.

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James M History of AA Part 3 – Recovered 1135

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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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Making Recovery Plans – Recovered 1132

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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals. Goals to improve our well being. Goals to help us be happy, joyous, and free. We are told, it is okay to plan, just that we should be careful not to plan the outcomes. We can make a plan, we should just be careful that our plan doesn’t turn into an expectation. An expectation that is unreasonably high can turn into a premeditated resentment. And resentments are dangerous for us alcoholics.

Tonight, we talk about Making Recovery Goals.

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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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