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An Addiction Recovery Lunch-hour Speaker Meeting. A new guest speaker with at least 1 year sobriety from any addiction, and who is actively working in recovery, will speak for 20 - 25 minutes each week on a specific recovery topic. This will be followed by a moderated 20 - 25 minute Q & A session from the live audience. The live speaker meetings will be held on Zoom each Friday at 10:00 AM Pacific time. To attend the live recordings and have the opportunity of asking questions of the guest, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and request to get on the invitation list. All aspects of recovery will eventually be covered, including but not limited to: Steps, Blessings of Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Sponsoring, Specific aspects of recovery, What to do if I relapse, etc. We invite each guest speaker to seek guidance so they can reflect the light they have been given in order to inspire hope, meaning, growth and worth in each of us, the listening audience. We also encourage them to use language that all can enjoy and feel safe listening to.

An Addiction Recovery Lunch-hour Speaker Meeting. A new guest speaker with at least 1 year sobriety from any addiction, and who is actively working in recovery, will speak for 20 - 25 minutes each week on a specific recovery topic. This will be followed by a moderated 20 - 25 minute Q & A session from the live audience. The live speaker meetings will be held on Zoom each Friday at 10:00 AM Pacific time. To attend the live recordings and have the opportunity of asking questions of the guest, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and request to get on the invitation list. All aspects of recovery will eventually be covered, including but not limited to: Steps, Blessings of Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Sponsoring, Specific aspects of recovery, What to do if I relapse, etc. We invite each guest speaker to seek guidance so they can reflect the light they have been given in order to inspire hope, meaning, growth and worth in each of us, the listening audience. We also encourage them to use language that all can enjoy and feel safe listening to.

Location:

United States

Description:

An Addiction Recovery Lunch-hour Speaker Meeting. A new guest speaker with at least 1 year sobriety from any addiction, and who is actively working in recovery, will speak for 20 - 25 minutes each week on a specific recovery topic. This will be followed by a moderated 20 - 25 minute Q & A session from the live audience. The live speaker meetings will be held on Zoom each Friday at 10:00 AM Pacific time. To attend the live recordings and have the opportunity of asking questions of the guest, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and request to get on the invitation list. All aspects of recovery will eventually be covered, including but not limited to: Steps, Blessings of Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Sponsoring, Specific aspects of recovery, What to do if I relapse, etc. We invite each guest speaker to seek guidance so they can reflect the light they have been given in order to inspire hope, meaning, growth and worth in each of us, the listening audience. We also encourage them to use language that all can enjoy and feel safe listening to.

Language:

English


Episodes

Robert Pardon - Wisdom in the Order of the 12 Steps - Meeting 44

4/9/2021
Robert Pardon is the Recovery Guy, and you can learn more about him at recoveryguy.org or on his podcast called Recovery Guy. Robert holds a degree in alcohol and drug studies and has been clean and sober since April 25, 1986. Robert spends the majority of his time assisting others in their pursuit of wellness. Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting. We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few. We come together from all...

Duration:00:58:03

Jeremy R - Capital C-Connection - Meeting 43

4/2/2021
Our guest speaker is Jeremy R, whose topic is “There must by a Capital C-Connection”. Here is a little about our guest in his own words: I am Jeremy R I am a son of God, a husband, a father and I am addicted to sex and lust. I have been clean since Feb 10 of 2020 only by the power of my Heavenly Father. I believe in the teachings of the gospel as taught by The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. As such, through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ I feel the peace and joy that...

Duration:00:50:10

Rivkah R - The Spiritual Life is NOT a Theory - Meeting 42

3/26/2021
Rivkah R has been thriving in many fellowships for three years. They have a sponsor, they actively sponsor others, and they're passionate about being of service to their fellow BIPOC and LGBTQ+ fellows in recovery. Their favorite 12 Step joke is "if you're ever struggling, read the first 3 words on page 112 of the Big Book!", which by the way, are “read this book”! Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting. We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and...

Duration:00:59:54

Heston C - HOPE! - Meeting 41

3/19/2021
Today’s guest speaker is Heston C. Here he is, in his own words: My name is Heston & I started using alcohol and drugs at a very young age which continued on for decades. I am now going on 8 years clean and sober and I have a good life. I’m a Realtor as a professional and a father to 6 kids. My life is all based on God, family and serving wherever I can. I have peace. The title and topic of Heston’s talk today is “HOPE”. Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting. We are an organization whose...

Duration:00:52:52

Anita O. - God in Meetings vs. Group Therapy - Episode 40

3/12/2021
Anita O has been sober since 1991, actively working recovery in the rooms of AA, SLAA, and COdA. She is Canadian but was living in Los Angeles, where she got sober, for the last 30 years. She moved back to Toronto last summer. Faced with a lot of pain being back, (on all fronts job, health, relationships, family and wreckage of the past). She says that she wanted to die. By the Grace of God she was introduced to a whole new way of looking at the Steps, had another awakening, and now lives to...

Duration:00:50:06

Justin's Mistake - Meeting 39

3/5/2021
My name is Justin and I am an addict AND I am imperfect. And thanks to my God, the Steps, and the fellowship of other addicts, I am sober, one day at a time, since June 19, 2015, and for that, I am beyond grateful. Today's speaker meeting with Michael Brody-Waite was FANTASTIC! His topic was "Benefits of Living Life Like a Drug Addict". All who attended were nourished and came away with a little livelier step. As soon as I ended the meeting my heart sank... I realized that I never hit...

Duration:00:09:40

Angie and Kevin H - Restoring Intimacy in a Marriage with Addiction - Meeting 38

2/26/2021
Kevin was born on a farm in the Midwest, born into a family of co – dependent’s. Went on to be a military pilot and a successful business man. Married a fixer upper that sent him and his family into a tail spin. In that tail spin and suffering, Kevin found the true meaning of humility and to learn that acceptance is the answer to all of his problems today because absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. He needed to concentrate not so much on what needed to be changed in his...

Duration:00:56:06

Nikki M - The Big Book Promises Are Real - Meeting 37

2/19/2021
Nikki was the guest speaker in the 7th Reco12 meeting back in July of 2020. Her energy is infectious. Be ready for this one. Nikki brings the power of God in her recovery with her. Nikki is one of the founding members of the Wednesday Night SLAA Big Book Meeting. Her program of recovery began by the Grace of God, the Power of 12 Steps and the fellowships of CA, AL-ANON and SLAA. Nikki's story is one of transformation and healing distinguished by her practical application of the Big Book's...

Duration:00:55:04

Thomas - Game Changers of Recovery - Meeting 36

2/12/2021
Here is a little background on Thomas, our guest speaker today: Thomas has been married for 20 years, is a father of two amazing children, and a grateful son of God whose life has taken a 180 degree turn since entering recovery from a 30-year sex addiction in March of 2016. Since entering into recovery, his life, marriage, hobbies, service activities, and career have all changed as God molds him into the man God wants him to be. He and his wife created the website destroytheplague.com...

Duration:00:54:52

Ruairi O - Surrender - A Therapeutic Practice - Meeting 35

2/5/2021
Guest Intro: Put on your Irish listening ears and enjoy this amazing share in a cool Northern Ireland accent. Ruairi O in his own words: I got sober in 2001. My first meeting was in the year 2000 at age 20. I'm still active in AA in Northern Ireland. I will be 20 years sober on May 10th, 2021 Surrender and personal transformation is linked to the spirit inherent in the principles of recovery I try to live by. I know I can admit defeat but still haven't surrendered, hence the need for a...

Duration:00:42:54

Jed A - Attachment Rupture and Restoring Secure Attachment - Meeting 34

1/29/2021
Jed A experienced his first exposure to pornography at 9 years old when he was out riding a little motorcycle his dad had purchased for him and his brother. He had stopped to explore an old barn and found some pages someone had stashed away. His entrapment with addiction covers a span of nearly 20 years culminating in finally reaching the point of humility where he admitted that he was an addict and needed help. Throughout two full years of counseling and 12 step work Jed experienced the...

Duration:00:59:36

Yitzy R - I've Recovered, Now What? - Meeting 33

1/22/2021
Yitzy is a sex and love addict who found his recovery in the big book of AA. He spends lots of his time helping people in recovery as well as outside of recovery. He sponsors as many people as he can, as well as being of service to others in many ways. He finds ways to be helpful, by finding people sponsors, meeting information and recovery literature and other resources. He does this in many fellowships and has lots of connections with people in fellowships that he doesn't attend .He...

Duration:00:56:15

David H - The Integrated Life: Embracing the Shadows and Making Peace With Our Shame - Meeting 32

1/15/2021
Here is a little about David H: David is a person who moved to Nashville with two songwriting deals, the author of two books, and now a Certified Professional Recovery Coach in private practice in the Greater Nashville area. Also, the co-host of the Positive Sobriety Podcast, which, by the way, is a fantastic podcast for us addicts. Go and check it out! David is a part of the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel Recovery Eucharist, The Samson Society, and a couple of private recovery meetings...

Duration:00:56:07

David A - Follow Up Q&A - Primary and Secondary Addictions and God - Meeting 31

1/13/2021
This is a follow up to Meeting 30 made necessary due to additional questions that came in after the meeting was nearly over. Some good stuff was expounded upon. If you haven't yet listened to Meeting 30, I highly recommend doing that before listening to this one. David A in his own words: I came up in solution-oriented AA. I try to use the Big Book as my barometer, in that, whatever I regard as God’s will/ positive action in recovery I try to reconcile with the Big Book. Some are sicker...

Duration:00:58:42

David A - Primary and Secondary Addictions and God

1/8/2021
Guest Speaker is David A. Here he is in his own words: I came up in solution-oriented AA. I try to use the Big Book as my barometer, in that, whatever I regard as God’s will or positive action in recovery I try to reconcile with the Big Book. Some are sicker than others. I regard myself as one of the sicker. Not in that my war stories are more extravagant, but in that I have to hold myself to high spiritual standards or I get spiritually sick pretty quick. Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker...

Duration:00:57:17

Tom B - My Path to a Meditation Practice: 20 Years of Struggle - Meeting 29

1/1/2021
Tom B will be our speaker today. His chosen topic is “My path to a meditation practice: 20 years of struggle.” Guest Intro and Bio: Tom B. is a member of AA with a sobriety date of 5/20/85. He has also been a member of Alanon since 5/95. He is active in the program working the steps with a sponsor and sponsoring others. He started a non-profit called “Transformations in Recovery” to bring evidence based curriculum to treatment centers and has been active on boards of conferences and...

Duration:00:53:39

Justin B - I Am Already Dead - Meeting #28

12/25/2020
Here is a little about our speaker today, Justin B, in his own words: I am a son of God and a recovering addict to lust. I have been blessed with sobriety, one day at a time, since June 19, 2015. In my journey in recovery, I have learned many lessons. One of the primary is that "I don't got this". I have learned that when the phrase, "I got this!" crosses my mind or lips, that I better put my head on a swivel and become very aware of my situation and surrender it to my Higher Power...

Duration:00:24:16

Antonella - Steps 10, 11 and 12 - Living In The Solution - Meeting #27

12/18/2020
Guest Intro and Bio: My name is Antonella. My parents separated when I was two years old. I had a very dysfunctional childhood which led to a life of unmanageability and maladaptive thinking acting in self will. Using drugs, alcohol, food and relationships for ease and comfort to cope. In the midst of an unhappy marriage my 14-year-old was expelled from school for using drugs. It was suggested to us to send my child to a treatment center. It was there, when I read the 12 Steps on the wall,...

Duration:00:56:22

Michelle C - Came to Believe in a Power Greater than Self - Meeting #26

12/11/2020
Guest Intro: Here is Michelle in her own words: I'm an alcoholic and have been in recovery since July 30th, 2007. I've been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since the beginning of my sobriety. I have a sponsor who has a sponsor and I work with other women. I've been saved by Grace and I'm grateful to God for giving me a life beyond what I've ever deserved. Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting. We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and...

Duration:00:50:00

Robert D - Connection, Correction, Direction - Meeting #25

12/4/2020
Robert D is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous living in Turkey. He is sober since 2015, Robert is a Dutch citizen, 52 years of age, master in tax law, former senior executive at Fortune 500 group, father of three children with whom contact has been lost for years. He ended up homeless, institutionalized and practically-speaking, broke from his rebellion against God. A man who fought what the program asks, who was eventually beaten into a state of reasonableness - finding himself relieved of a...

Duration:00:54:00