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Emotional Sobriety – Recovered 424

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This topic is in reference to an article Bill W. published in 1958

What is Emotional Sobriety?

the development of much more real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God.

What types of emotions are most vulnerable to instability in sobriety?

Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance — urges quite appropriate to age seventeen — prove to be an impossible way of life when we are at age forty-seven or fifty-seven.

What character asset (virtue) is most needed to achieve emotional sobriety?


According to Bill, why are peace and joy illusive?

How shall our unconscious  be brought into line with what we actually believe, know and want!

For Bill, what is the problem for him?

dependence on people to supply his needs

What was his solution to the problem

To love others first regardless if it is returned

What is the root of the problem?

unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand

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Hour 7 Of The 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 423

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We have now rolled into the 7th hour of the 12 hour podcast and Mark is joined with Kyle, Chris, and Brian.  They all share their experience strength and hope in regards to coming into the fellowship.  Some went through treatment centers and they discussed their experiences.

We also interview Anna with Dawn Farm Spera during this hour.  Anna is director of Spera, Dawn Farm’s Detox unit.

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Hour 6 Of The 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 422

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In the 6th hour of the 12 Hour Podcast, Mark, Aaron, and Kelli take up the topic from the most popular Recovered Episode ever produced; Meeting Etiquette.
We also listened to an interview we had with Dr. Chuck Gehrke.  Dr. Gehrke is a physician and Chair of the Dawn Farm Board of Trustees.  We talked about addiction as a medical condition, replacement drug therapies, and so much more.

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One Year Ago Today

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I miss you Andrew and I love you

What Should Be Our Next Recovery Topic?

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Our next regularly scheduled podcast is Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 6:30 EDT (-4 GMT)

13 Step Prayer is leading!

Hour 5 of the 12 Hour Podcast – Recovered 421

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In the 5th hour of the 12 Hour podcast, we interview Vince with Dawn Farm Daybreak.  Dawn Farm Daybreak is a specialized program for adolescents with drug and alcohol problems. Founded in 2004 as a pilot project in collaboration with the Juvenile Drug Court and Children’s Services, the program now treats young people from throughout the community.
Kelli, an Al-Anon, and Aaron discuss their experience strength and hope as well.  Each tell their story on how they came into the program.

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Spiritual Growth

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On the wall next to the table I sit at my home group reads a sign “spiritual growth”. I have come to understand this last year since the death of my son to be a period of significant spiritual growth. Growth not in terms of expanding my understanding of my higher power, but rather, a simplification. My studies at seminary pushed me to understand more deeply my higher power. My “schooling” over the last year has been to strip my understanding to the bare necessity.

I am a hurt child reaching out to my parent for comfort and security. As long as I stay in this moment, I have relief. As soon as I worry about the stitches I may need or blame myself for getting jury in the first place, despair and anxiety return.  This present moment is all that is needed.

Hour 4 Of The 12 Hour Podcast

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In this the 4th hour of the 12 Hour Podcast, we heard an interview with Jason Schwartz, Clinical Director, or Dawn Farm.  Dawn Farm is a local recovery center in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area.  Jason tells us about his experience, strength, and hope in regads to this recovery center.
Jason tells us a little history of the facility along with a description of some of the programs offered at Dawn Farm.  Jason talks about some of the things that sets them apart from other treatment centers and discusses some of the philosophy behind the organization.  Russ, Spencer, and Mark offer their thoughts and comments as well.

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