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This is the podcast where we use the 12 step program of recovery to solve the alcoholic addiction problem. This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life.

This is the podcast where we use the 12 step program of recovery to solve the alcoholic addiction problem. This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life.

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

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This is the podcast where we use the 12 step program of recovery to solve the alcoholic addiction problem. This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life.

Language:

English


Episodes

Faith - Recovered 1148

3/2/2021
When people break away from addiction they are likely to see some benefits immediately. The early days of recovery can be hard though, and unless the individual believes that it is going to lead them to a better life they may give up when things get hard. There is no real way to prove conclusively to somebody that their life is going to improve significantly if they remain sober. They have to take a leap of faith and believe that this is the case. It is this that gives them the motivation to...

Duration:01:08:39

Hope - Recovered 1146

2/23/2021
Hope is not magic and having hope is not equal to having a magic wand. Hope is not a cure in and of itself, but its presence in the lives of those who are suffering from an addiction can positively help. It is a spiritual principle connected to something bigger than ourselves, helping us along the way of finding meaning, purpose, and living true to our values in life. Hope can be an expression of our spirituality or faith. “Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a...

Duration:01:03:55

Honesty - Recovered 1144

2/16/2021
Of all the moral characteristics, honesty is one of the most respected. It is also the spiritual principle behind step one. Many people in recovery live by the mantra “we are as sick as our secrets.” Individuals need to pay special attention to honesty in recovery because they have to be truthful to others, and above all they have to be honest with themselves. People who do not develop honesty as a personal quality are more prone to relapse. This is why honesty has to become an everyday...

Duration:01:03:52

Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142

2/9/2021
Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting. A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share. Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen. Tonight, we...

Duration:01:06:01

Reaching Out - Recovered 1140

2/2/2021
It’s common for someone who has struggled with an addiction to want to isolate. They might not feel a desire to be social. They might not want to spend time with others. For some, being social might be so heavily associated with drinking and drug use, that this is enough of a reason to avoid people. Research has shown that having a strong network of recovering people to reach out to is an essential element to staying sober. Reaching out for support eases the challenges that come with...

Duration:01:02:59

Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141

1/29/2021
Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009 http://recoveredcast.com

Duration:00:58:57

Sponsors and Sponsees - Recovered 1138

1/26/2021
If a person in recovery is utilizing a 12-Step program, sooner or later, they will be tasked with choosing a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who has worked the steps, has a sponsor, and is in recovery for at least one year. A sponsor can utilize their experience to support and guide a person who is newer to recovery. Many people are not sure, however, what else to look for in a sponsor. Becoming a sponsor has many benefits. Sponsoring helps not only the individual being sponsored but also the...

Duration:01:20:03

Stateline 2009 Part 2 - Recovered 1139

1/22/2021
Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009 http://recoveredcast.com

Duration:01:06:09

Writing and Journaling - Recovered 1136

1/19/2021
Journaling, or keeping a regular record of experiences and feelings, especially as they relate to your recovery, can be a helpful tool to advance your healing process. For example, a journal can be used to record your recovery-related struggles and accomplishments or to identify – and work through – difficult emotions. It also helps to hold you accountable for your decisions and actions and helps you invest in your own self-discovery. Journaling is a type of expressive writing, where your...

Duration:01:03:38

Stateline 2009 Part 1 - Recovered 1137

1/15/2021
Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009 http://recoveredcast.com

Duration:00:45:31

Recovery Literature - Recovered 1134

1/12/2021
Using books, literature, and other texts as part of a recovery program and are a known intervention for both substance abuse and depression. You may have experienced a moment where you identified with the main character in a story and empathetically experienced their joy when they conquered their obstacle. Or maybe you read a poem and thought to yourself that you could have written the words yourself—that’s how much they meant to you. When struggling with addiction, it can also be helpful...

Duration:01:05:56

James M History of AA Part 3 - Recovered 1135

1/8/2021
James M. from Slidell, LA speaking on the History of AA at the Robbers Roost AA Group's Back to Basics men's retreat in Cuyamaca State Park in San Diego, CA

Duration:01:19:44

Making Recovery Plans - Recovered 1132

1/5/2021
In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals. Goals to improve our well being. Goals to help us be happy, joyous, and free. We are told, it is okay to plan, just that we should be careful not to plan the outcomes. We can make a plan, we should just be careful that our plan doesn't turn into an expectation. An expectation that is unreasonably high can turn into a premeditated resentment. And resentments are dangerous for us alcoholics. Tonight,...

Duration:01:07:35

James M History of AA Part 2 - Recovered 1133

1/1/2021
James M. from Slidell, LA speaking on the History of AA at the Robbers Roost AA Group's Back to Basics men's retreat in Cuyamaca State Park in San Diego, CA

Duration:01:19:46

James M History of AA Part 1 - Recovered 1131

12/29/2020
James M. from Slidell, LA speaking on the History of AA at the Robbers Roost AA Group's Back to Basics men's retreat in Cuyamaca State Park in San Diego, CA

Duration:01:19:44

Holiday Survival Kit - Recovered 1129

12/23/2020
The holidays are often characterized as a season of togetherness with family and loved ones, but for many, navigating through this time of year while sober is uncharted territory. There is so much support out there for people committed to their sobriety, especially during the holidays. However, the added stressors of gifts, events, parties, and relatives can intensify urges and vaporize a resolve in the afternoon that was solid in the morning. We, at Recovered, understand firsthand the...

Duration:01:09:01

Love and Tolerance - Recovered 1127

12/15/2020
The recovery code of ‘love and tolerance’ means to treat others as you would want to be treated. Love and tolerance start with loving yourself, loving other people, and accepting a person as he or she is. Love and tolerance allow you to understand you can love someone without having to like everything about them. The person in a recovery program must develop patience, love, tolerance, and an understanding of other people despite their differences. Tonight, we talk about Love and...

Duration:01:07:33

Making Recovery a Priority - Recovered 1125

12/8/2020
You have probably heard that whatever you put before your sobriety you will lose. If you’re new, this may not make sense to you, but please heed the warning of this statement. In order for you to keep your job, your family, your home, or even your serenity, staying sober is the key to retaining all the things that are most important to your well-being. Making your recovery your number one priority will be beneficial long term. You will have a better chance refraining from a relapse if you...

Duration:01:14:04

The Challenges of Early Sobriety - Recovered 1123

12/1/2020
Getting sober is one of the bravest things we can do. But, being new is also one of the most challenging things we will ever do. In the early days of sobriety, we may feel uncomfortable when being invited out. We definitely feel awkward at social events when we are newly sober. When we are new, we have virtually no coping skills for triggering events such as these. Taking an honest look at potential situations that could test your sobriety is an important task while ensuring you have a plan...

Duration:01:12:22

Step 12 - Recovered 1121

11/24/2020
The last of the 12 Steps is to carry the message to others and to put the principles of the program into practice in every area of your life. For those in recovery programs, practicing Step 12 is simply "how it works," as the founders of the fellowship discovered for themselves in those early days. As the history of Alcoholics Anonymous so clearly indicates, it was working with others who were still suffering that kept Bill W. and Dr. Bob sober. The same principle is true for all members of...

Duration:01:05:45