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Serenity Prayer – Recovered 1181

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On the walls of thousands of A.A. meeting rooms, in any of a variety of languages, this invocation can be seen: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.

A.A. did not originate the Serenity Prayer. Versions of it seem to have been used for centuries in various faiths, and it is now widely current outside A.A., as well as within the Fellowship. Most of us have found these words a wonderful guide in getting sober, staying sober, and enjoying our sobriety. Whether we see the Serenity Prayer as an actual prayer or just as a fervent wish, it offers a simple prescription for a healthy emotional life

Tonight, we talk aboutThe Serenity Prayer

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Road to Recovery – Recovered 1181

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Cliff R. from Oceanside, CA speaking at the Road to Recovery Convention 2002 in Reykjavik, Iceland – September 13th – 15th 2002

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Smartphone Therapy – Recovered 1179

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When we were first trying to achieve sobriety, many of us found
ourselves taking a drink without planning to. Sometimes, it seemed to happen practically without our knowing it. There was no conscious decision to drink, and there was no real thought about possible consequences. We had not intended to set off an entire drinking
episode.

Now we have learned that simply postponing that first drink, putting something else in its place, provides us with a chance to think about our drinking history, to think about the disease of alcoholism, and to think about the probable results of starting to drink. Fortunately, we can do more than just think about it, and we do. We can contact someone using our smartphone.

Tonight, we talk about Smartphone Therapy

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Stateline Retreat – Recovered 1179

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Chris C. from Portland, OR, Gail L. from Akron, OH, Cliff R. from Oceanside, CA and Dick T. from Las Vegas, NV speaking at the Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV – December 9th – 12th 2010

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Changing Routines – Recovered 1177

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Certain set times, familiar places, and regular activities associated with drinking have been woven closely into the fabric of our lives. Like fatigue, hunger, loneliness, anger, and overelation, these old routines can prove to be traps dangerous to our sobriety.

When we first stopped drinking, many of us found it useful to look back at the habits surrounding our drinking and, whenever possible, to change a lot of the small things connected with drinking.

Tonight, we talk about Changing Old Routines

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Staying Active – Recovered 1176

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Simply trying to avoid a drink (or not think of one), all by itself, doesn’t seem to be enough. The more we think about the drink we’re trying to keep away from, the more it occupies our mind, of course. And that’s no good. It’s better to get busy with something, almost anything, that will use our mind and channel our energy toward health.

Many of us have had the privilege to be working in early recovery. But even so, there were some pretty long, vacant stretches of minutes and hours staring at us. We needed new habits of activity to fill those open spaces and utilize the nervous energy previously absorbed by our preoccupation, or our obsession, with drinking.

Tonight, we talk about Staying Active

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Incurable, Progressive, and Fatal – Recovered 1174

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Many people in the world know they cannot eat certain foods—oysters or strawberries or eggs or cucumbers or sugar or something else—without getting very uncomfortable and maybe even quite sick.
A person with a food allergy of this kind can go around feeling a lot of self-pity, complaining to everyone that he or she is unfairly deprived, and constantly whining about not being able, or allowed, to eat something delicious.
Obviously, even though we may feel cheated, it isn’t wise to ignore our own physiological makeup. If our limitations are ignored, severe discomfort or illness may result. To stay healthy and reasonably happy, we must learn to live with the bodies we have.

Tonight, we talk about Alcoholism as an Incurable, Progressive and Fatal Disease

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