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Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 2 – Recovered 1011

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Anxiety – Recovered 1010

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You’ve had a longstanding and unwanted relationship with anxiety. Whenever you felt this paralyzing feeling, you drank or did drugs to find relief. However, the liquid courage you were after has now brought you nothing but trouble. Now that you are in recovery, you have to look for new and healthier ways to cope with your anxiety.

Tonight, we talk about Anxiety.

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If you suffer from anxiety and a substance use disorder, you might not understand how they interact, but you can definitely feel it. The tension, stress, worries and feeling of restlessness start to creep into your day; or maybe it hits you first thing when you wake. You try to go about your life, but all you can think of is your anxiety. It can consume you if you let it.  But there are ways to cope.  

 

That’s what we will talk about tonight.  Tonight we talk about anxiety

 

Let’s go to you first Matt,

When you think about anxiety, where does your head go first?

 

What is your experience?

What did it used to be like?

What were you anxious about before program?

How did you cope?

 

What happened in early recovery?

What is it like now?

 

Usually there is an underlying problem that causes anxiety.

I have to check myself, usually I’m hiding something.

 

Sometimes, anxiety can be good

Anxiety got my into program

Thoughts?

 

For me, I need to check myself and be honest as to whether I have done something wrong that causes my anxiety

Am I hiding something?

 

Trauma can be a source of residual anxiety

Illness

Poverty

Violence

Just wired that way

 

How can getting honest help?

How do you use honesty to help with anxiety

Sometimes, getting honest takes courage too.

What is your experience?

 

How can stinking thinking affect your anxiety?

How can you deal with stinking thinking?

 

How about amends?

How can steps 9 and 10 help?

 

How does being alone affect your anxiety levels?

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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 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 a google group invite request to

mark@recoveredcast.com

To get involved in each week’s show prep.

 

We asked our listeners, 

“What helps you cope with anxiety?”

 

Did you take the survey?

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/2mavv_2BBDczoe5Rss90LEbcSFV1FrSrXv8OT5C7PUPmjotfvSvnWr1WjBJYV5_2FjwT

 

What would be your answer?

________________________________________________________

 

What is the root cause?

What are the solutions?

 

Give your examples

 

New Tricks to Use When Anxiety Hits:

Deep breathing: When you take in deep breaths, you are telling your body to relax. The best way to do this is breathing in for four counts, holding the breath for four and letting it out for four counts. Repeat this at least four times or as long as you need.

Progressive muscle relaxation: This involves tensing specific muscles and relaxing them. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Start by balling your fists and tensing your arms. Hold the tension for four counts and let go. Move on to your stomach, your legs, and your feet. Repeat the cycle at least three time or as many times as you need. Before you know it, you’ll feel loose and relaxed.

Challenging your anxiety: Sometimes you let your thoughts take over. However, using “thought stopping” and “reframing” helps you take on your thoughts and push them out of the way. Whenever you have a paralyzing thought, literally tell yourself “stop!” and switch it out for a positive thought.

With practice and consistency, the change in your routine becomes second nature and effective.

Talk to the person who is struggling with Anxiety.

 

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Thank you Kendra

 

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Now, Let’s take calls 

First up, we have 

 

Todd

Mike from celebration Florida

Mandy

Alex

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What would you say to the new guy about Anxiety?

 

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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Chuck C New Pair of Glasses – Recovered 1009

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Addiction Replacements – Recovered 1008

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Whether it is a dependence on drugs, alcohol or gambling, the general assumption is that once a person enters recovery for an addiction, they should be “cured” of all Addiction Replacements. However, the prevalence of addiction replacement shows the true nature of addiction for what it is — a disease.

We alcoholics suffer. Before program, our obsession with drugs and alcohol led to the destruction of everything important to us. Even after program, new obsessions can also cause us to suffer, even without the alcohol. Sure, it’s obvious that our addictive behavior is the source of our own misery, but we may still seem unwilling to change. We are unwilling to change because of many things, but usually, it’s fear. We people with addictions must learn how to find courage.

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Addiction replacement is substituting one addiction for another. This typically occurs after the recovery process for the original addiction.

What is Addiction Replacements to you?

What kinds of compulsive behavior did you have as a child?
What kinds of compulsive behavior did you have before program?

When you were new, did you find a substitute addiction?
What was it and what did you get out of it?
Did you suffer from this behavior?
Did you have guilt and shame?
Did you do it in secrete?

What types of behaviors do you have to pay attention to?
Food
Tv
Gossip
Porn
Risk taking
Sex
Shopping
Gambling
Exercise
Dieting
Meetings
Work
Perfectionism

 

 

What emotional need are you trying to fulfill?
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Again, just email a google group invite request to
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To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
“What types of behaviors do you have to pay attention to?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/rf9dI3HZL8FQhYcsPUgwcmsDgnK8o5joAlei6NvYcZvnS7mDuLR1k8v9pYByLMTH

What would be your answer?
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They say:
Individuals in recovery may also experience a lowered level of dopamine in the brain, which would limit their ability to feel happiness or excitement during the early stages of sobriety. This can influence recovering addicts to transfer their past addictive behaviors into other activities or substances as a way to fulfill the craving, and reduce the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal.
Can you relate?

They say:
So while on the surface an activity like shopping can appear as a healthier alternative than abusing drugs, both addictions can produce similar consequences. Signs that an addiction replacement has taken place are:

Constantly thinking about your new activity or vice
Losing sleep to participate in new activity
Trouble at work, school or at home
Relationship issues with spouse or loved ones
Neglecting self-care and personal hygiene
Experiencing stress or anxiety if unable to complete new activity
You thoughts?

What about today, what Addiction Replacements are you fighting against?

Do you think you are unique in this?

Solutions? Steps, prayers, higher power, sponsor, therapist?

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This week Falisha

became a Sustaining Partners
Thank you Falisha

We have three ways in which you can partner
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Dave and Polly P The Family Afterwards – Recovered 1007

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Courage in Recovery – Recovered 1006

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We alcoholics suffer. Before program, our obsession with drugs and alcohol led to the destruction of everything important to us. Even after program, new obsessions can also cause us to suffer, even without the alcohol. Sure, it’s obvious that our addictive behavior is the source of our own misery, but we may still seem unwilling to change. We are unwilling to change because of many things, but usually, it’s fear. We people with addictions must learn how to find courage.

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Some view entering a 12 step recovery program as a step that only follows hitting “rock bottom” with a drug or alcohol addiction. Some even view entering program as a sign of weakness because that person does not have proper self control. And while recovery can come at the point when an addiction becomes life inhibiting, it remains a courageous choice nonetheless.

Tonight, we talk about courage. Tonight, the topic we discuss is “Courage in Recovery.”

Your first thoughts on courage and our recovery program?

Did you have courage at first?
What did early recovery courage look like?
Did you become more or less fearful when you first came into program?

What is courage in program to you?
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.
etc.
Why is courage important to your program?

Talk to the new person…
Why were you fearful when you were new?
Did you think others in program were courageous? Why?
How did you lose fear and become courageous?
What was the first thing (other than steps 4/9 and other thank coming to your first meeting) you did in recovery that was brave and you knew it would take fortitude?
______________________________________________________
We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me 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 a google group invite request to
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
“What part of early program took the most courage?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/q_2F9U5vWvmLUV1TPZqTW1oP4XGlpTkq0c_2BYahXTIH49C5LOxn1Zp3NGWdwdw9AdCD

What would be your answer?
________________________________________________________

What is the bravest thing one of your sponsees has done?
What was the bravest thing you have done in recovery? (Other than coming into the program and other than steps 4 and 9)

When has fear held you back?
Do you have regrets and how do you deal with that?

What steps takes courage for you?
What steps has given you fortitude?
What parts of the program (steps, service, higher power, fellowship, traditions, etc.) help develop courage?

What are you faced with today that requires courage?
What steps are you working?

Talk to the person who is struggling with Courage in Recovery.

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in our self supporting movement.

This week Sabrina

became a Sustaining Partners
Thank you Sabrina

We have three ways in which you can partner
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Thank you again
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Dave and Polly P Service – Recovered 1005

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Growth in Recovery – Recovered 1004

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When you started recovery, you probably thought that drugs and alcohol were your biggest enemy. You fought hard in early recovery to rid yourself from drugs and alcohol. You probably believed that once you got away from them, your life would be easy again. You would be finally out of trouble. But there is so much more in recovery.

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In early recovery, you learned that overcoming addiction is not easy. It is not just about getting the drugs out of your system — you need to develop a whole new relationship with yourself through meetings and personal growth. As it turns out, addiction isn’t as much about the drugs and alcohol as it is about your physical and mental make-up and your emotional status. Recovery requires a complete personal lifestyle overhaul.

First to mind?
Where do you want to start?
What do you want to say?
What do you want to bring to the new person?

What do you want to get out of recovery?
Did you think that was possible?

What event event, what circumstances, made you believe that recovery was possible for you?

When did you realize that you wanted more than just sobriety?
What was it that you wanted?
How did you work toward it?
How did the program help you work toward 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 an invite request. Email me at
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Again, just email a google group invite request to
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
“What part of your program helps you grow?”

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/aqVPlHuujbvt59XHebcFRw7OptK2kTuFZ05ZCZF8roSUtvG9INjQPsZNasEfLfnb

What would be your answer?
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We can also watch people grow.
One of the best thing about recovery is watching people grow.
Tonight we received an email and I think we can relate to the joy of watching someone grow in this email
Lisa…can you read the email from Jennifer?

How has the program helped you grow spiritually?

Two things that every new person faces and needs to grow out of are:
The desire to escape
Fear

Many of us just wanted to escape from life and we found that drugs and alcohol were effective to achieve that goal.
Have you ever suffered with the desire to escape?
How do you deal with this urge?
How has the program helped? (Steps, prayers, fellowship, sponsor, Higher Power, etc.)

When you were new, what were you afraid of?
How has the program helped? Steps, prayers, fellowship, sponsor, Higher Power, etc.)
Today, how do you deal with fear?

They say, Addiction recovery is a long journey to yourself.
What does this mean to you?

Another piece of advice is Personal growth is a lifelong process.
What does this mean to you?

Another slogan is Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.
How do you stay busy, what hobbies do you have?
What hobbies would you recommend for the new person?

Life needs momentum — you have to be working toward something.
What goals are you working on today?
What goals would you recommend for the new person?

What service work are you involved in now?
What service work would you recommend for the new person?

How do you stay healthy and grow?
Doctor
Dentist
Eating
Exercise
School
Pray

We have calls –
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____________________________________________________________

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in our self supporting movement.

This week Andrew, Rebekah

became a Sustaining Partners
Thank you Andrew, Rebekah

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.
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And tap on the Sustaining Partners button
for more information

Thank you again
Andrew, Rebekah

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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

you can call right now

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Now, Let’s take calls
First up, we have

Shure-on
Mike from celebration Florida
Jenny
Nick from Cassanovia NY
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/FMfcgxwCgpgkWtsKZwhbKKPGpjwLpwxH

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What would you say to the new guy about Growth 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!

Dave and Polly P Forward to Traditions – Recovered 1003

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Polly P Sunday Morning Talk – Recovered 1002

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