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A Vision for You – Recovered 409

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A Vision for You

Joe this is really

Another set of promises


We close every podcast episode with a portion of this passage from the Big Book


On page 164  of the Big Book, we find these words:


Joe can you read please?


Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a

little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in

your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who

is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But

obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it

that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to

pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.

Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to

Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give

freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the

fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you

trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

May God bless you and keep you—until then.


Initial thoughts?


The program in a paragraph


what about the following phrases, what do they mean to you?:


Suggestive only

God will constantly disclose more

Answers come, If your house is in order

cannot transmit something you haven’t got

great events will come to

pass for you and countless others.

This is the Great Fact  – notice the capitalization

Abandon yourself to God

trudge the Road of Happy Destiny – what does trudge mean? trudge and happy?


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12 Hour Podcast Fundraiser for Dawn Farm

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On June 8, 2013, we will stream a 12 hour podcast in an effort to raise awareness and donations for Dawn Farm, a recovery center near Ann Arbor, Michigan.  All donations will be made in Andrew’s memory.  Andrew provided support to Dawn Farm clients by driving them to meetings.

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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