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This is the podcast where we see life through a 12 step lens. This is a show about people who have found a solution to their addiction problem. Join us on the journey.

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Call Recovered About Pride

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MONDAY Night, the Recovery Topic is “Pride.” Pride is a massive stumbling block for people struggling with drug, alcohol and other addictions, something that can prevent them from ever being able to sustain a lasting recovery, until they are willing to give it up.  Overconfidence is one of the number…

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Procrastination – Recovered 954

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A common form of self-sabotage for those in recovery is to put off things that need to be done. Procrastination is a normal human behavior, but if it is getting in the way of your recovery, there are some important steps to take to minimize this behavior. Tonight, we talk…

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Joe and Charlie Part 1 – Recovered 949

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You will see several references on this site to “Joe & Charlie”. Their names are sometimes heard at local Twelve Step meetings. So, who exactly are Joe and Charlie? They were two long-recovered alcoholics who traveled the world for several decades, sharing their insights into the Big Book of AA.…

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Progress Not Perfection – Recovered 953

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When people in recovery talk about progress not perfection it does not mean that people should not be trying to be the best they can be. The point is that perfection is too high a goal and that people should aim for something slightly less ambitious. If the individual makes…

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Guilt and Shame – Recovered 952

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Many addicts start feeling more and more guilty as they reach the late stages of recovery. As mental clarity returns, the reality of the mistakes you’ve made become clear. Knowing all the struggles your family and friends went through to get you into treatment can cause addicts to feel a…

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Guilt and Shame

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Guilt and Shame.” Many addicts start feeling more and more guilty as they reach the late stages of recovery. As mental clarity returns, the reality of the mistakes you’ve made become clear. Knowing all the struggles your family and friends went through to get…

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Service – Recovered 951

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Addiction specialists agree that service to others might be the key to his staying sober. In recent years, a growing body of research has found that helping others brings measurable physical and psychological benefits to the helper.  Studies have shown that addicts who help others, even in small ways—such as…

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