The Value of Identification in Recovery – Recovered 997

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The inherent value of identification cannot be ignored when dealing with those suffering from substance use disorder. Until the suffering person is able to lower their guard, lower their sense of distrust and sense of difference enough to engage in treatment and recovery, no positive movement will take place. In order for the individual to do that, they must trust the person trying to help them. That trust comes from believing that the people trying to help know how they feel. They know what it’s like to suffer and they truly do understand what it’s like to in early recovery.

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Ok Matt
We are going to you first.
What did you think of first when you learned about tonight’s topic. The Value of Identification in recovery?

What is your
first thought
when the topic of identification comes to mind?

Before using drugs and alcohol, did you trust?
Who did you trust?
What were the circumstances?
Who did you trust most?
Who did you not trust?

When did you first learn to not trust?
What were the circumstances?
How did that affect you?

Were you trustworthy before using?

Before program, did you know anything about AA?
What did you believe recovery was about before your first meeting?
What did you actually find in AA?



We asked our listeners about this topic.

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We asked our listeners,
“Who did you first identify with in Recovery?”

Did you take the survey?

What would be your answer?

Did you trust people in AA?
Did you think they were telling you the truth?

When did you start to learn to trust people?
When did you start to trust the program?
When did you start to trust your higher power?

Did you compare yourself to others in AA?
How does comparing and identifying differ?

When did you start to identify and not compare?
How did that help your recovery?
What happened after you were able to identify?

What part of your story do some people identify with?
How has that helped them?
How has that helped you?

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What would you say to the new guy about The Value of Identification 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.

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