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Changes – Recovered 408

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They told me the only thing I had to change was everything.

What changes have you had to make/adjust to?

Moving?

Jobs?

Divorce/Marriage?

Death/Birth?

Adjusting Sober v. Drunk?

How has your 12 step program helped?

Giving you strength to make changes or adjust to change?

What difficulties have you experienced with change?


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Celebrities in Recovery – Recovered 407

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….

Celebrities in recovery


we will talk about famous people in and out of recovery

we will ask a lot of questions, like

what we can learn from their experience

what we can avoid from their experience

how does anonymity affect their recovery


We will specifically talk about

Russell brand, maclemore

and maybe Lindsay lohan, Amy Winehouse, Robert Downey Jr, etc.

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Third Step Prayer – Recovered 406

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….

The Third Step Prayer


This is the first in a series of big book prayers that we are going to cover


Third step prayer is a prayer in  the Big Book, page 63

You know, the prayer that says in part, “free me from the bondage of self”

a prayer to be of better service

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7 Deadly Sins – Recovered 405

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….

The Seven Deadly Sins


You know, Bill writes about them in the 12 and 12

They could be called the seven deadly character defects.

Pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth

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Anniversaries – Recovered 404

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….

Anniversaries


You know

Celebrating our recovery by recognizing our first day of continuous sobriety


Some call it a birthday, and it is I suppose

Video Clips include:


Jane Velez Mitchell – Insomnia and Recovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIwZcJ3IU2k&feature=em-uploademail


Effect Of Alcohol on an App

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21843181


Ebby T 1958

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycFtabPKneo

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Recreating in Recovery – Recovered 403

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….

Recreating in Recovery

Video Clips include:


Jane Velez Mitchell – Kids and ADHD Meds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i1kdY7SyXU&feature=em-uploademail


Alcohol at NCAA Events

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRz5rqltZl4


Why Tim McGraw Gave up Drinking

http://on.aol.com/video/why-tim-mcgraw-gave-up-drinking-alcohol-517658388

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Persistent Illusion – Recovered 402

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Tonight, our
Recovery Topic
is  
The persistent illusion
you know…
the thought that someday I can control and enjoy my drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.

Video Clips include:

JVM – Are Interventions Effective
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT2jz1bRx6E&feature=em-subs_digest

Warrantless Blood Alcohol  Tests
http://fox2now.com/2013/01/10/supreme-court-to-review-missouri-warrantless-blood-alcohol-test/

Women and Alcohol
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50403537#50403537

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Balance in Recovery – Recovered 401

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….
Balance in Recovery
The challenge of living a balanced life
a balance between recovery and all aspects of life
balance in body, mind, and spirit

Video Clips include:

Jane Velez-Mitchell – Anger in Sobriety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9rduvu5t60

Mindy McReady Suicide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkyQLh0Dc0

Anheuser-Busch watering down Beer
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/business/california-anheuser-busch-lawsuit?sr=fbmain

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Recovery Myths – Recovered 400

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Mark, Joe, Aaron, and Russ discuss Recovery Myths. We talk about some of the misconceptions we held to be true before when came into the program. We also talked about some of the surprises we found in the fellowship after we came into the program. Joe began the program by sharing that he had the typical view of the alcohol that was different than himself. Before the program, Joe thought that an alcoholic lived under a bridge, was homeless, was old, and suffering physically. Joe came into the program at 24 years old and a college graduate. Although he was suffering and felt hopeless, he didn’t match his own situation with what he thought an alcoholic looked like. Joe thought he still had a choice when it came to drinking. After he spent a little time in the fellowship, he realized he really didn’t have a choice in the drinking game.

 Russ talked about what he thought someone in recovery looked like. He thought that he would have to give up fun and become boring just like every other person in recovery. Russ also thought that he had a choice with regards to drinking because if he admitted that he didn’t he would have to do something about it; he didn’t want to do this. Russ shared that what he thought an alcoholic looked like. As a kid, he would walk to a nearby treatment hospital and he could see the patients locked into a facility. This image of an inmate didn’t match up with his self image before he came into the program. He thought he was having fun.

 Joe shared that he was surprised that e could have fun in the program. Aaron didn’t have some false different than others. he didn’t have some false sense of what an alcoholic looked like. Aaron had no pre-misconceptions of recovery looked like, he knew nothing of the program Russ shared that he was surprised about how much better he felt better physically in early recovery.

Recovery Myths – Recovered 400

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On today’s show, our Recovery Topic is….
Addiction Myths

What myths did you hold to be true?
What were some of the surprises you found in the fellowship?

Video Clips include:

Jane Velez Mitchell – Too Old For Recovery?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zsUdwfdvqQ&feature=em-uploademail

Pilot Fails Alcohol Test
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/kolbjorn-jarle-kristianse_n_2413038.html

Alcoholic pill for alcoholism
http://ktla.com/2013/02/21/alcoholism-breakthrough-the-pill-that-could-curb-the-craving-to-drink/#axzz2LdAWy388

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