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Hobbies in Recovery – Recovered 1279

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Hobbies are important for everyone: they can act as a fun and healthy outlet, or even something that brings more meaning to your life. But they’re crucial when you’re in recovery.

Early in sobriety, you may only have energy for therapy and self-care. But as time goes on, you’ll need to spend the time you used to fill with alcohol or drugs in healthier ways — that’s where hobbies come in.

We’re not here to tell you what hobbies to pick up: that can be an exciting journey for you to go on! But we do want you to understand how having new hobbies can benefit and shape your recovery:

Tonight, we talk about Hobbies.

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Self Compassion – Recovered 1277

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When you’ve been through the trials and tribulations of active addiction, you may have a hard time moving on. Those caught up in substance abuse often make poor choices and hurt others in the process. Sometimes, the 12-step recovery process can bring up shameful memories and negative thoughts about those actions. This is why self-compassion is crucial for those in recovery.

When used as a recovery tool, self-compassion has shown to help people deal with the stresses of early recovery and better manage their emotions. It involves being mindful, but the practice also boosts self-esteem, reduces self-criticism, and allows the person to feel more comfortable in their own skin – qualities that are essential for lasting sobriety.

Tonight, we talk about Self Compassion.

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Big Book Weekend More About Alcoholism – Recovered 1278

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Big Book Weekend There is a Solution – Recovered 1276

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Recovery Partners – Recovered 1275

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Unfortunately, relapse is prevalent for those of us who try to remain sober.  According to many reports, 40 to 60 percent of people relapse within a year of starting their sobriety. With the right resources, recovery partners, and support system, you can avoid relapsing. 

If you’re new, set yourself up for recovery success!  First of all, get a sponsor and go to meetings every day.  After that, surround yourself with the winners.  Surround yourself with recovery partners.

Tonight, we talk about Finding Recovery Partners.

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Big Book Weekend Bill’s Story – Recovered 1274

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Mindfulness Meditation – Recovered 1273

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Addiction is an all-encompassing disease that can impact various aspects of a person’s life. Someone recovering from years of drug or alcohol use needs to heal in all of these facets. While everyone is different, there may be benefits of meditation in recovery to help some people in this healing process. Meditating allows you to set time aside to stop and relax. Some research has even shown that meditation can help people become less reactive to stress and recover from stress more efficiently.

Tonight, we talk about Mindfulness Meditation.

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Big Book Weekend Forward and Dr Opinion – Recovered 1272

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John K. & Michael K. of the Primary Purpose group of Dallas, TX going through the Big Book at the Big Book Weekend in Pratt, KS – December 2nd 2006

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Step 12 – Recovered 1271

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The concept of “spiritual awakening” has many meanings. Keeping it simple, a spiritual awakening is really just a psychic change that, among other things, eliminates our obsession to drink. For some it can be quite a powerful and immediate experience, for others it is an ongoing concurrent part of working the 12 steps.

The exact wording of step 12 is:

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Tonight, we talk about Step 12.

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Joe and Charlie Part 9 – Recovered 1270

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Joe and Charlie giving their “Big Book Comes Alive” presentation – July 25th 2013

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