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Ambition – Recovered 1021

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Abstinence is prescribed for people addicted to drugs and alcohol. So, should alcoholics give up having ambition and setting goals? No. Ambition is not bad. We need to have a healthy relationship with ambition just as we need healthy relationships with all our desires.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

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In recovery, our job is to start living a personally meaningful life, a life that matches who we are. We have to shift from “ambition” to “meaning.” We merely distract ourselves with “ambition.” The 12-step program tells us that our essential problem is not substance abuse, but that we allow our egos to run our lives. Those who live by the demands of the ego have several mistaken beliefs. First, they judge their worth by the amount of stuff they have; second, they believe they are what they do; third, their self-esteem is based on what others think of them.

We have to stop allowing the ego to control us and live a life that appeals to who we really are. We have to have the right kind of ambition to meaningful sober life.

What comes first to mind, what do you want to say to the new person in recovery about ambition?

What is good ambition?
What is bad ambition?
How do you know the difference?

What is grandiosity to you?
How is this related to ambition?

What is humility to you?
How can humility help to have proper ambition?

How can your higher power help with proper ambition?

Bill Wilson write in “As Bill See it”,
True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.

Thoughts on this quote?

How does envy play a part in disordered ambition?
How can the program help?

What part of the program helps you with proper ambition
What steps?
What prayers?
What part of the fellowship?
Slogans?

How are you ambitious in your recovery?
What part of your recovery are you proud of?
How did you achieve that goal?

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We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request. Email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group. This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey. You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
“What prevents you from gaining Ambition?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/CFE16Kzoi9CEuXkFJb3dpRZV7DQ3wfmVA5G4s_2Fwme4CZsS8wCE6hHB_2Fjp39YAnuI

What would be your answer?
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in our self supporting movement.

This week Nobody

became a Sustaining Partners
Thank you Nobody

We have three ways in which you can partner
with us in this 12-step mission to spread the good news
all around the world and
keep us online.

You can become a sustaining partner
by giving on a monthly basis for one year.
As an expression of our gratitude for your donation,
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And tap on the Sustaining Partners button
for more information

Thank you again
Nobody

If you have experience with
Ambition

you can call right now

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Now, Let’s take calls
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We have calls

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What would you say to the new guy about Ambition?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

 

Check out this episode!

Acceptance – Recovered 1020

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When your life has been impacted by addiction, it’s easy to beat yourself up and feel excessive shame. But that kind of behavior will never drive you to commit to the life-long process of beating your addiction. Instead, you need to master the art of personal acceptance.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit.

If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Now, back to the show…

Tonight, the topic is 

Acceptance

By accepting who you are, the nature of your alcoholism, and the ways in which you can beat it, you are giving yourself the power and confidence to defeat the stranglehold of addiction. Acceptance gives you the strength to pry back the choking fingers of alcoholism away from your throat and give your lungs access to the glorious and life-giving air of sobriety.

I did an open talk for Anne-Marie’s home group a couple of Fridays ago and they gave this

A coffee cup with the Acceptance cup

Guess they knew something..

Going to you first, ????, 

What are your first thoughts on this topic?

What does acceptance mean to you?

Here is what my coffee mug says…

Page 417 of the big book:

Acceptance 

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. 

When I am disturbed, 

It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation — 

Some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, 

And I can find no serenity until I accept 

That person, place, thing, or situation 

As being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. 

Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. 

Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; 

Unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, 

I cannot be happy. 

I need to concentrate not so much 

On what needs to be changed in the world 

As on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.” 

When did you first read the Acceptance statement?

What was your reaction to it?

When you were new, 

what kinds of loss and disappointments were you experiencing?

How did the spiritual tool of Acceptance help?

In early sobriety, did you try to force certain outcomes

were there some consequences you were trying to avoid?

Did you get the outcome you desired?

In early sobriety, did you struggle against reality?  

How does acceptance and reality relate?

What is the serenity prayer?

How does the acceptance statement and the serenity prayer relate?

What is your experience with the prayer?

______________________________________________________

We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at

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And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners, 

“What prevents you from gaining acceptance?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/CFE16Kzoi9CEuXkFJb3dpRZV7DQ3wfmVA5G4s_2Fwme4CZsS8wCE6hHB_2Fjp39YAnuI

What would be your answer?

________________________________________________________

What gets in the way of acceptance?

Why does acceptance help you?

How are forgiveness and acceptance related?

What does acceptance look like today?

What are you trying to accept today?

What tools, steps, prayers, slogans, traditions, are you using?

What is the opposite of acceptance?

In the end, it’s important to remember that disease acceptance does not mean that you have to like it, condone it, or even ignore it. 

What does accepting what you don’t like mean to you?

We have calls –

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in our self supporting movement.

 

This week Jennifer, George

became a Sustaining Partners

Thank you Jennifer, George

We have three ways in which you can partner 

with us in this 12-step mission to spread the good news 

all around the world and 

keep us online.  

You can become a sustaining partner 

by giving on a monthly basis for one year.  

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we will send you Recovered podcast merch.

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Just go to website at recoveredcast.com

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for more information

Thank you again

Jennifer, George

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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

you can call right now

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Now, Let’s take calls 

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Vicky – speakpipe

Bronte

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Mike from celebration Florida

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What would you say to the new guy about Acceptance?

In the 12 and 12, it reads:

It is a spiritual axiom that every time I am disturbed there is something wrong with Me

Your thoughts on this form of acceptance?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

Check out this episode!

Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 6 – Recovered 1019

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Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 5 – Recovered 1018

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Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

For the latest 2020 IC information, click

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Check out this episode!

Recovery in theDigital Age – Recovered 1017

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Modern communication in recovery is flowing from one alcoholic to another in ways that are high-tech, relatively open-ended and evolving quickly. Protecting anonymity is a major concern for members, who are accessing the Internet in ever-growing numbers.

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

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First Up – 2020 International Convention News

Who’s going to the 2020 International Convention?

So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit.

If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Now, back to the show…

Tonight, the topic is 

Recovery in the Digital Age

When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity

and for protecting that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should

consider whether we are publishing at the public level. When we break

our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity

of others.

Conference approved literature clearly defines how to protect anonymity.  Conference approved literature states:

 A.A.s do not publicly identify themselves as A.A. members using their full names and/or full-face photos.

What technology tools do you use in recovery?

How does it help?

How do you use it?

How do you get it?

What about

  • Google groups
  • Texting
  • Facebook
  • Online recovery support podcast
  • Online meetings 
  • Audible books
  • CDs
  • Phone calls
  • Group texting apps
  • email

What about open talks?

Isn’t that breaking anonymity?

Is there anything special you use with sponsees

What do you recommend to new people?

How does technology hinder your recovery program?

Are you concerned with privacy?

How do you protect your anonymity?

Do you worry about “Normal” people finding out you are in recovery when online?

 

Does your home group have a technology outreach?

______________________________________________________

We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners, 

“What technology tools do you use in recovery?”

Did you take the survey?

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/9FqQ3I7rO8sSYErXCQW5JEnx3lmCbpdeutKUjIJ5OqrB4F01ZXhwP4YWZ9j1gIbc

What would be your answer?

________________________________________________________

When is texting most appropriate?

When is a phone call most appropriate?

When is face to face most appropriate?

Does anybody use us mail?

What are online meetings?

 

We have calls

We have calls –

Our phone call segment is brought to you by our 

Recovered Podcast Sustaining Partners

____________________________________________________________

 

Our sustaining recovered podcast partners are a big part 

in our self supporting movement.

This week George

became a Sustaining Partners

Thank you George

We have three ways in which you can partner 

with us in this 12-step mission to spread the good news 

all around the world and 

keep us online.  

You can become a sustaining partner 

by giving on a monthly basis for one year.  

As an expression of our gratitude for your donation, 

we will send you Recovered podcast merch.

Merch Like Recovered Podcast Tee Shirts, mugs. 

Just go to website at recoveredcast.com

And tap on the Sustaining Partners button

for more information

Thank you again

George

If you have experience with 

Recovery in the Digital Age

you can call right now

PLAY THE JINGLE – file in google drive

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Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 

Alex

Nichole O

Bryan G

Lee from No Cal

Mike from Celebration FLA

Jade

Brianna

Char – ron

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Jade

________________________________________________________

 

What would you say to the new guy about Recovery in the Digital Age?

 

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

Check out this episode!

Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 4 – Recovered 1015

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If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to mark@recoveredcast.com and let me know.  We would love to come to your roundup, your conference, your event, your open talk….whatever, we want to carry your message to the person who still suffers.

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
  2. Premium Membership  This is the single most effective way to support the show.  Watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium
  3. Sustaining Partners  We have three ways in which you can participate in this 12-step mission We invite you to be a partner is this work.

Call Us Now  http://recoveredcast.com/speakpipe

So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

For the latest 2020 IC information, click

https://recoveredcast.com/2020-convention/

Check out this episode!

Hobbies in Recovery – Recovered 1016

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Escaping alcoholism is a great start, but it is not enough alone to ensure a satisfying life in recovery. This is because life has to have meaning and purpose in order for it to be enjoyable. Hobbies are more than just a way to fill time. They provide pleasure and improve mental and physical well-being. These activities can give life in recovery a real purpose, and this will reduce the risk of relapse. It is possible that people can become too obsessive about their hobbies, so the key is moderation.

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
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2020 International Convention News

So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit.

If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

________________________________________________________

 

Now, back to the show…

Tonight, the topic is 

Having Hobbies in Recovery

 

If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice.  It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.

 

Tonight, we talk about having hobbies in recovery

 

Anne-Marie, let’s start before program

 

What hobbies did you have before program?

What things were you good at when you were young?

 

Did you feel bored in early recovery?

Did you have a hard time recreating in recovery?

 

What activities/hobbies do you enjoy today?

 

How does this benefit your recovery?

Why is this important to your recovery?

 

What have you learned about yourself regarding having fun in recovery?

What talents did you discover you have in recovery? 

 

______________________________________________________

We asked our listeners about this topic.

 

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

 

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

 

We asked our listeners, 

“Do you Have a Hobby?”

 

Did you take the survey?

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/XHRcXD_2BW9m3nF8ZWxbn5nf3WyakD8W232JmG4MTlN90lzuXeTikH6EJtM7_2Fv7tue

 

What would be your answer?

________________________________________________________

 

How do you find a hobby?

Why is this important?

How do you find the time?

What are some of the obstacles?

Are you ever bored?

 

What do you do with your free time?

How do we relax?

How do we do hobbies?

 

We have calls –

Our phone call segment is brought to you by our 

Recovered Podcast Sustaining Partners

 

____________________________________________________________

Our sustaining recovered podcast partners are a big part 

in our self supporting movement.

 

This week Nobody

 

became a Sustaining Partners

Thank you Nobody

 

We have three ways in which you can partner 

with us in this 12-step mission to spread the good news 

all around the world and 

keep us online.  

 

You can become a sustaining partner 

by giving on a monthly basis for one year.  

As an expression of our gratitude for your donation, 

we will send you Recovered podcast merch.

Merch Like Recovered Podcast Tee Shirts, mugs. 

 

Just go to website at recoveredcast.com

And tap on the Sustaining Partners button

for more information

 

Thank you again

Nobody

 

If you have experience with 

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

 

you can call right now

 

PLAY THE JINGLE – file in google drive

________________________________________________________

Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 

 

Mike from celebration Florida

________________________________________________________

 

What would you say to the new guy about Having Hobbies in Recovery?

 

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

Check out this episode!

Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 3 – Recovered 1013

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Thank you for supporting the podcast by becoming Premium.  The show would not be online without Premium Members

Premium Membership  Premium members are the main reason why Recovered Podcast is still online.  If you want to help us continue to help the new guy, watch the video in its entirety and learn how to become Premium.

If you want Recovered Podcast to come to you so you can share your story with us, please reach out to mark@recoveredcast.com and let me know.  We would love to come to your roundup, your conference, your event, your open talk….whatever, we want to carry your message to the person who still suffers.

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

  1. Episode Sponsorship  We will recognize you by first name only at the top, mid, and end of the episode.  Any amount will qualify.
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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Popsicle Sticks – Recovered 1014

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Tonight, the recovery topic is “Popsicle sticks.”
Now, Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting.

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First Up – 2020 International Convention News

 

Who’s going to the 2020 International Convention?

 

So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit.

If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 

If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

 

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

 

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Now, back to the show…

 

Tonight, the topic is 

Popsicle Sticks

 

A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share on.  Here in the studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it.  We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

 

I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan.  At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.  

 

Flash forward to 2008ish when the PC Alano club started in Canton, Michigan.  On September 28, 2008, the Canton Candlelight meeting started at the PC Alano Club.  Soon after that, this style of meeting started on Thursday nights. This style of meeting continues at Canton Candlelight every Thursday at 10:00 pm and is led by are own Matt O.

 

Here’s how it goes.

Pick a stick

Announce the topic to all

Share on the topic

Keep the stick

Pass the can

 

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We asked our listeners about this topic.

 

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

 

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

 

We asked our listeners, 

“How did you discover the Recovered Podcast?”

 

Did you take the survey?

 

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What would be your answer?

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This week Janice

 

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Thank you Janice

 

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Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 

 

Mike from celebration Florida

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What would you say to the new guy about Popsicle Sticks?

 

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

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Celebrating in Recovery – Recovered 1012

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One of the fears that people have when they give up alcohol or drugs is that a life of sobriety will be boring. Once people spend a bit of time in recovery they realize that this is a complete myth. Sobriety opens up a world of opportunity, and most people complain that there is not enough hours in the day to do all the things they want to do.

Tonight, we talk about Celebrating in Recovery

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In can be hard for those who abuse substances to understand how anyone could celebrate anything without mind-altering substances to help things along. These individuals can later find out that it is not only possible to celebrate without alcohol and drugs, but that it is significantly more rewarding to do so.

 

How did you celebrate before recovery?

What did you celebrate in early recovery?

How did you celebrate?

What did you learn about yourself?

Were you fearful of celebrating in early recovery?

How did the program help?

 

What are difficult places to go sober when you were new?

Where are the difficult places today?

 

How do you have fun today?

What sober places do you look forward to most?

 

What places are fun today that used to be difficult before?

Why is having fun in recovery important?

How has the program helped?

 

______________________________________________________

We asked our listeners about this topic.

 

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request.  Email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group.  This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey.  You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

 

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

 

We asked our listeners, 

“What do you celebrate in recovery”

 

Did you take the survey?

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/TE7zrSD8sNzUPdCwLDa_2BUpqlTZ1t7BCgGvy9MbpMCfebr4_2BcuFuMsaxeZNv1MhwR

 

What would be your answer?

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What do you celebrate today?

How do you do this?

How is your fear level of wet places today?

How do you prepare?

How do you stay safe in wet places of celebration?

When you are hosting a party, do you serve alcohol?

Do you have an escape plan?

Explain how this works for the new person?

 

How are you celebrating the fourth of July?

What is the holiday known here in america as fourth of July?

 

Sobriety countdown?

Campouts?

Dances?

 

How do you celebrate when you don’t want to?

How do you celebrate a death?

 

Reasons to Celebrate in Recovery

When people give up alcohol and drugs they already have something to celebrate. The longer they stay sober the more reasons they will have to feel good about life. There will also be plenty of special occasions in sobriety worth celebrating such as:

 

* Birth of a child

* Sobriety birthdays

* New job

* Passing an exam

* Winning an award

* Getting a promotion

* Getting married

* Holidays like Christmas

* Recognition for a job well done

 

Once people escape an addiction, they are sure to have some great days ahead of them. These celebratory times are to be enjoyed, but they can be treacherous for people who are in the early days of their sobriety.

We have calls –

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This week Kendra

 

became a Sustaining Partners

Thank you Kendra

 

We have three ways in which you can partner 

with us in this 12-step mission to spread the good news 

all around the world and 

keep us online.  

 

You can become a sustaining partner 

by giving on a monthly basis for one year.  

As an expression of our gratitude for your donation, 

we will send you Recovered podcast merch.

Merch Like Recovered Podcast Tee Shirts, mugs. 

 

Just go to website at recoveredcast.com

And tap on the Sustaining Partners button

for more information

 

Thank you again

Kendra

 

If you have experience with 

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

 

you can call right now

 

PLAY THE JINGLE – file in google drive

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Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 

 

Mike from celebration Florida

Alex

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What would you say to the new guy about Celebrating in Recovery?

 

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

Check out this episode!