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Character Defects – Recovered 1096

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Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.

Tonight, we talk about Character Defects

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Being of Service – Recovered 1095

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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.

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Perfectionism – Recovered 1094

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Perfectionists hold themselves to rigid standards. If they don’t perform up to these standards, they will often rehash and review, berating themselves for not performing up to par. This often inhibits healthy behaviors resulting in no action because of fear that they’ll mess up. It’s not surprising that perfectionists often procrastinate. Perfectionists might also impose their rigid standards on others and character defects such as anger results when these individuals don’t measure up.

It is not surprising that perfectionists often suffer from anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Moreover, those who have perfectionistic tendencies often struggle with balance, acceptance, self-care, and self-compassion …the list can go on.

Tonight, we talk about Perfectionism

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Returning to Face to Face Meetings – Recovered 1093

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We have spent weeks working our program using technology to stay connected. But now, face to face meetings are starting up again.

Tonight, we talk about Returning to Face to face Meetings

 

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Complacency – Recovered 1092

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Complacency can be defined as a feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy. To say an individual is acting complacently means that they are taking things for granted. When an individual becomes complacent they no longer feel that they need to work in order to find success in life – they view it as something they have already earned.

Those individuals who are recovering from an addiction need to be particularly careful not to take their sober life for granted. If they become complacent they might stop doing the things that have been keeping them away from alcohol or drugs. This could then spell disaster for them.

There is no graduation day in recovery and when people are not moving forward they tend to regress.

Tonight, we talk about Complacency

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Trust – Recovered 1090

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Do you know anyone who is reliable? Honest? Capable? Strong? Are you feeling trustworthy yourself?

If you’re in recovery, you’ve probably encountered situations that have shattered trust. Others have let you down. You’ve let them down. But here’s the thing: As you work through the recovery process, you relive and rehash some of the most vulnerable moments of your life…and that’s when you need trustworthy people the most.

Tonight, we talk about Trust

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Recovery and the Pandemic Part 2 – Recovered 1089

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Even in ideal circumstances, addiction recovery can be difficult. Add a pandemic into the mix, and things can start to feel overwhelming.

Along with fears of contracting the new coronavirus or losing loved ones to its disease, COVID-19, you may be facing other complicated feelings, including financial insecurity, loneliness, and grief.

It’s understandable to feel challenged by these worries, but they don’t have to derail your recovery process.

Tonight, we talk about Recovery and the Pandemic

 

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Recovery and the Pandemic – Recovered 1086

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COVID-19 presents unique challenges for all of us. We find that being at home, with little to no access to in-person meetings, is creating hardships and challenges for us in recovery.

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Sandy B Part 6 – Recovered 1087

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Patience Versus Tolerance – Recovered 1084

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Because of the COVID-19 virus, the regular studio version of the podcast has been cancelled.  But tonight, Anna and I discussed the topic of Patience Versus Tolerance.

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