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Earl Hightower Steps 10 and 11 – Recovered 910

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Trust – Recovered 909

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In my addictive behavior, I probably broke trust with those who care about me in various ways, such as lying and keeping secrets. Since my addiction spanned many years, the people affected by my addiction doubted my recovery, especially since I tried to control my addiction before. Building trust takes time; I have to continue to prove that I can do this one day at a time.

 

First to mind?

Where do you want to start?

 

What does trust mean to you?

How do your disease affect your trustworthiness?

How did your disease affect your ability to trust others?

How has your disease affected your ability to trust yourself?

 

Before program, how did you lose the trust of your loved ones?

How about employers?

Friends?

In what ways did you lose trust?

 

When you were new, did you trust the program?

Did you trust ither AAs

Did you trust your sponsor?

How about today?

 

What was it like when you first came in, were you able to regain trust immediately?

Did you think that you should be trusted because you are now sober?

How did that make you feel?  

 

What part of the program helped you regain trust?

When did you start to regain trust?  example?

Are there people in your life who refuse to trust you?  

What do you do with these people?

How about your trust of other people?  How has recovery effected this?

Do you trust God?

Do you trust yourself?

What would you say to the new guy?

 

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Call Recovered About Trust

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Trust.”
In my addictive behavior, I probably broke trust with those who care about me in various ways, such as lying and keeping secrets. Since my addiction spanned many years, the people affected by my addiction doubted my recovery, especially since I tried to control my addiction before. Building trust takes time; I have to continue to prove that I can do this one day at a time.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
Before program, how did you lose the trust of your loved ones, employers, fiends?
How has the program helped you regain trust?
Do you trust people?
How has the program helped?
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Click on our Show Notes we will use.

Earl Hightower Steps 8 and 9 – Recovered 908

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Earl Hightower Steps 6 and 7 – Recovered 907

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Earl Hightower Steps 3 through 5 – Recovered 906

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Becoming a Sponsor – Recovered 905

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Alcoholics Anonymous began with sponsorship.

When Bill W., only a few months sober,

was stricken with a powerful urge to drink, this

thought came to him: “You need another alcoholic

to talk to. You need another alcoholic just as much

as he needs you!”

He found Dr. Bob, who had been trying desperately

and unsuccessfully to stop drinking, and out

of their common need A.A. was born. The word

“sponsor” was not used then; the Twelve Steps had

not been written; but Bill carried the message to

Dr. Bob, who in turn safeguarded his own sobriety

by sponsoring countless other alcoholics. Through

sharing, both of our co-founders discovered, their

own sober lives could be enriched beyond measure.

What does A.A. mean by sponsorship? To join

some organizations, you must have a sponsor ?

a person who vouches for you, presents you as

being suitable for membership. This is definitely

not the case with A.A. Anyone who has a desire to

stop drinking is welcome to join us!

 

What was your understanding of a sponsor when you were new?

 

How did this understanding evolve?

 

When did you first become a sponsor?

 

What were your concerns and fears?

 

How does sponsorship help the sponsor?

 

Can any member be a sponsor?

 

When is a member ready for

sponsorship responsibility?

 

What does a sponsor do and not do?

 

Is there any one best way of

sponsoring a newcomer?

 

How can a sponsor explain

the A.A. program?

 

Should a sponsor recommend

hospitalization?

 

How can a sponsor work with

an alcoholic’s family?

 

Should a sponsor lend money

to a newcomer?

 

Should a sponsor intercede

with an employer?

 

Can a sponsor be too firm?

 

Can a sponsor

be overprotective?

 

Can a sponsor be too casual?

 

How can a sponsor handle an

overdependent newcomer?

 

How can a sponsor work with

a newcomer who rejects help?

 

When newcomers resist

“the spiritual side” of the program,

what can sponsors do?

 

How should a sponsor deal with slips?

 

Can a member sponsor more than

one newcomer simultaneously?

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Call Recovered About Becoming A Sponsor

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Becoming a Sponsor”
 
Through
sharing, both of our co-founders discovered, their
own sober lives could be enriched beyond measure.
What does A.A. mean by sponsorship? To join
some organizations, you must have a sponsor —
a person who vouches for you, presents you as
being suitable for membership. This is definitely
not the case with A.A. Anyone who has a desire to
stop drinking is welcome to join us!
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
What were your fears when you first became a sponsor?
How does being a sponsor help you?
If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show, just tap Recovered Chat and Live Stream.  
 
Click on our Show Notes we will use.

Recovered 904 – Earl Hightower Steps 3 through 5

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Family and Recovery – Recovered 902

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When addiction strikes a family, it often breaks up into a series of roles. These roles are typically similar to the family member’s past behaviors. These roles are many but the most common ones can be described in the following way: the person suffering from addiction, the enabler, the hero, the scapegoat, and the mascot. While not every family will be large enough to fill these roles or the many others, members do change roles at various times.

The person who is struggling with addiction is obviously the focus of the family unit in this circumstance. The role of everyone else will be reliant on the way they interact with this person.

When there is addiction in a family, the whole family is sick. Family is deeply involved in the struggle with addiction, which means it is very important for them to become involved in their own recovery. This is not just about supporting the individual overcoming the addiction, but about creating a healthy environment for themselves.

What came first to mind?

When you first came in, how did you see your disease affect your family?
Do you see the hero, scapegoat, enabler in your family?
What do those labels mean to you?
Why do you think these people fell into these roles?
What was communication like with your family of origin when you were using?

How do you see recovery affecting your family of origin?
How does recovery affect your immediate family?

Exploring the past is important in recovery, why is this true for you?
How do secrets and denial keep a family sick?
Why are secrets and denial common in the alcoholic family?

Is there alcoholism in your family other than you?
Is there recovery in your family other than you?
Is your immediate family part of a recovery program?

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Elizabeth
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