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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 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 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 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

Nicki M (Squared) - Step 11 - Meeting 101

5/13/2022
Step 11 is: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” Here is a little about Nicki M(squared): Nicki M (squared) is new to these recovery rooms. Before September 2021, she was an undiagnosed addict for nearly 30 years before finding the 12-step Big Book Sponsorship lifestyle. Nicki flew through the 12-steps and began sponsoring women right away. She...

Duration:00:49:51

David A - Step 10 - Meeting 100

5/6/2022
Step 10 is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Here is a little about David A in his own words: “My name is David. I got sober through the BI\ig Book of AA and the "Back to Basics- Beginner Meetings" of Wally P. I have been sober from drugs and alcohol since October 23rd, 2013. Since then I have also entered into sex recovery, sober since july 25th 2020. My primary "S"-programs are PAA/SAA, but have found much support and truth in SA, as well...

Duration:00:58:49

Daniel T - Step 9 - Meeting 99

4/27/2022
Step 9 is: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Daniel T is sober in his primary program since December 16th 2016. A true addict, Daniel has addicted to anything that is possible to be addicted to - often cross addicting several times a day in active addiction. Some of his top plates include sex, relationships, marijuana, cocaine, workaholism. gambling, codependency and a healthy dose of anonism alongside what he calls...

Duration:00:53:30

Debbie B - Step 8 - Meeting 98

4/22/2022
Step 8 is: “Made a list of all persons we have harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” Here is a little about Debbie B in her own words: “My name is Debbie and I am an alcoholic. I found recovery in April 13, 2007 and have stayed since then, one day at a time. I work with many women in the program, as well as my sponsor. I do service work and lots of meetings. I try always to stay in the middle. I am so very grateful to so many people. I love AA. I hope all of you choose...

Duration:00:47:23

Jon R - Step 7 - Meeting 97

4/15/2022
Step 7 is: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” Jon R struggled with addiction throughout his teenage years and went into residential treatment at the age of 19 for alcohol and drug use. After treatment, he earned a degree in Psychology and an MBA. Upon graduation, he got married, started a family, and within months of finishing his MBA program, Jon was diagnosed with advanced-stage thyroid cancer in early 2003. As a result of complications from his first surgery, Jon was...

Duration:00:56:32

David G - Step 6 - Root and Branch Taken Away- Meeting 96

4/8/2022
Step 6 is: “Were entirely ready to have God remove ALL these defects of character.” David G. from Oklahoma was the guest speaker at the 80th Reco12 meeting back in December 2021. David was a sponsee of Charlie P. from "Joe and Charlie," and has been sharing experience, strength, and hope for 27 years. He had a miraculous and life-changing spiritual experience as the result of working the 12 Steps outlined within the Big Book. He is a recovered sexholic/lustaholic, alcoholic, and drug addict...

Duration:00:59:04

Eric H - Step 5 - Meeting 95

4/1/2022
Step 5 is: “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Eric H is a 42 year old practicing Roman Catholic. He was married at the age of 24 while in active addiction. After having an emotional affair for several months at the age of 40, that same woman introduced him to the SA program. Eric knew that if he was going to continue in addiction that it would bring shame and damage to himself, his family, and his faith community. He entered the rooms...

Duration:00:53:00

Cameron F - Step 4 - Meeting 94

3/25/2022
Step 4 reads: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Cameron F has been a member of Cocaine Anonymous since November 21, 2003. As a Big Book Sponsor, he has worked with all kinds of addicts from around the world. He facilitates a Twelve Steps in four hours workshop and has carried the Twelve Step message of recovery to well over 2200 suffering addicts over the past 17 years. His recovery message, "It only takes a day to learn the Twelve Step program and the rest of...

Duration:01:01:33

Harvey E - Step 3 - Meeting 93

3/18/2022
Harvey E in Toronto is a 67 year old Orthodox Jew, who, together with his wife, Sharon, have five married children and 19 grandchildren. He joined SA in January 7th, 2014, on the recommendation of his new therapist. At the time, his marriage of 36 years was in serious trouble, he had recently been arrested for acting out behaviors going back 40 years, and he was suffering unbearable shame, shunned by his community and many of his family members. This week he celebrates 3000 consecutive days...

Duration:01:00:54

Sarvy P - Step 2 - Meeting 92

3/11/2022
Step 2 is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. Sarvy P came in through the back doors of SLAA to discover she had a debilitating addiction to marijuana. A mother of two small children, she could not afford to lose a single thing more. By God’s grace, she woke up. From Iran to Toronto to California, the immigrant experience is interwoven into her journey as an addict. Sarvy has ventured from disconnection and denial to alignment and awakening. Her...

Duration:00:56:23

Robert P - Step 1 - Meeting 91

3/4/2022
Robert first came to Recovery through the back doors of Gamblers Anonymous in December 1985. Trying to overcome his gambling disorder Robert quickly learned that he had more than a gambling problem. As his life would begin to deteriorate around him, Robert finally went into treatment on February 9 of 1986 in Las Vegas Nevada. When Robert arrived he was addicted to alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, compulsive over eating and bulimia. Robert would stay sober for 71 days and then his lack...

Duration:00:55:18

Nanci B - Abstinence: No Matter What - Meeting 90

2/25/2022
Here is a little about Nancy in her own words. "I was taken to my first meeting of OA January 28, 1975 at Beverly Hills High School more than 45 years Ago. At that time I weighed approximately 300lbs. I was trying to separate from a man who was beating me up on a daily basis, now called a battered wife. I had a seven an 9 year old totally out of control from neglect. I had smuggled dope across border with Heroin Addicts to have friends. I thought if I helped them, I could have a friend. I...

Duration:01:02:57

Cheryl S - Humiliation to Humility: Phase II Recovery - Meeting 89

2/18/2022
Here is a little about Cheryl. She often says, "Slowbriety" – She is 26 years in recovery. Her great dependency on human aid was killing her; it took on the form of para-alcoholism / codependency. She made it to Al-anon and after many years there went onto several other 12 step fellowships – Overeaters Anonymous and Food addicts Anonymous, and Debtors Anonymous. These fellowships helped, however she had lots of information with very little transformation. After reading an article published...

Duration:00:54:51

Cathy M - Keep Coming Back No Matter What - Meeting 88

2/11/2022
Cathy M is 65 and retired She lives in Shreveport, LA. She has degrees in Psychology and Nursing,and was a commercial airline pilot for a major airline with her husband. Cathy has 26 yrs sobriety in AA, 17 years abstinence with food, 6 yrs in Al Anon, and 1.5 yrs in Emotional Sobriety meetings. She has been in OA 47 yrs, AA 44 yrs. She is married with 2 Stepchildren and 2 Granddaughters. And she tells me that This is the happiest time of her life and that she is very grateful and feels very...

Duration:00:54:42

Cristine P - Ladder of Love: Raising Frequency Through Recovery - Meeting 87

2/4/2022
Cristine Price recently celebrated 33 years of recovery. Cristine has a professional background as a licensed therapist, substance abuse professional and specializes in holistic mental health. She has authored books and created training programs to facilitate frequency shifts, like those she has experienced, as a blueprint for others. She has also crafted her story of transformation into a fictional series, which she plans to launch this year. Reco12 is an organization with the mission of...

Duration:00:54:44

Damon W - Be A Coffee Bean - Meeting 86

1/28/2022
This is a replay of a previous meeting, meeting 21, with Damon W. Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon once had it all. At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback, after a career-ending injury, Damon was by all outside appearances, very successful. It all came crashing down when he turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He...

Duration:00:55:23

Dara L - Two Step Ones Before One Step Two - Meeting 85

1/21/2022
Dara L is a recovered anorexic, bulimic, compulsive overeater, sex and love addict and a grateful member of OA and SLAA. She has hit many spectacular bottoms in her lifetime and has finally found recovery through surrendering all aspects of her addictions. Her story offers a powerful example of how not all addicts are served by treating their addictions in the order that they kill you. In her case, it was treating two addictions simultaneously that enabled her to discover the unconditional...

Duration:00:57:25

Eric H - God With Skin On - Meeting 84

1/14/2022
Guest Intro and Bio in Eric’s own words: Today I celebrate my 2 year sobriety birthday! I’ve been a Sexaholic forever, and finally, two years ago, I was finally ready to admit to myself that my life was a mess. My addiction was taking over all aspects of my life and I saw a vision of everything I claimed to care about slipping away. I came into SA on the heels of an emotional affair that ended in 2019. I truly thought at the time that I was going to have to suffer with this affliction for...

Duration:00:58:27

Andrew and Sara - Sexaholic Nuts and Bolts of a Healthy Relationship - Meeting 83

1/7/2022
Andrew: is a 47 year old recovering sexoholic, sober for 6 years. He joined the SA fellowship 11 years ago. He does his step work and has a sponsor and a few sponsees in SA. He has also worked the steps in CODA. He is clean from drugs for 23 years but has never joined a drug fellowship. Recently he started to do part-time work as an addiction therapist in a small clinic that specializes in sex addiction. In recovery he found God and God's guidance. Thanks to His grace he has been married...

Duration:01:01:52

Nikki M - God Creating the Fellowship You Crave - Meeting 82

12/31/2021
Nikki is one of the founding members of the Wednesday Night SLAA Big Book Meeting and the Spiritual Gangsters groups. 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 Twelve Steps and Traditions - as a program of daily living. Awakened to the spirituality of life, Nikki has been empowered to rise up from the...

Duration:00:57:54