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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

Service Work - Recovered 1165

5/4/2021
One of the famous sayings used by Twelve Step groups is that you have to give it away in order to keep it. What this is referring to is the idea that service in recovery can help the giver as much as the receiver. This giving should not be done in the hope of a reward or praise. Instead the individual does it because they know that it is helping to keep them clean and sober too. Numerous studies have provided evidence that helping others in recovery provides great benefit to the...

Duration:01:00:03

Self Awareness - Recovered 1163

4/27/2021
Self-awareness is the degree to which you are aware of your own tendencies, your strengths and weaknesses, your values, your interests, and how you respond to various situations. Self-awareness is the foundation of addiction recovery and good mental health. It is a key skill of emotional sobriety and is the basis for the other skills of self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Tonight, we talk about Self Awareness http://recoveredcast.com

Duration:01:00:32

Perseverance - Recovered 1161

4/20/2021
Long-term recovery is all about perseverance. Some common reasons why people enter recovery include being desperate for a change, wanting to appease loved ones, or being motivated by avoiding jail time. During early recovery, there’s often a period where these individuals feel motivated and optimistic about their long-term prospects. However, recovery goes on and on. Perhaps the biggest challenge is keeping at it when your lowest point is a distant memory and there’s no end goal in sight....

Duration:01:00:09

Discipline - Recovered 1159

4/14/2021
Alcoholism and drug addiction are not the result of a faulty willpower. However, self-discipline is crucial for staying sober. Whether you’ve just completed drug treatment or have just started going to meetings for the first time, you’ll need to develop a discipline to avoid relapses. Dedication to your recovery program and self-discipline to sobriety strategies can help you stay clean. Life is about adaptation, about dropping old ways and learning new ones. Never are these skills more...

Duration:01:03:46

Humility - Recovered 1157

4/6/2021
The virtues of self awareness, acceptance, and self-honesty, give us the courage and Humility to be vulnerable, to be truly humble. In other words, by working on these virtues we increase our capacity to be humble in our relationship with ourselves and others. However, if we lack self-awareness and self-acceptance we will also lack self honesty and therefore fail to be humble. We’ll be unable to show our true self to others, to be vulnerable, and will lack authenticity in our...

Duration:00:58:42

Willingness - Recovered 1155

3/30/2021
In early recovery, you’ll hear a lot about mindedness, willingness and honesty. If you are now, these are the three keys that can help you stay sober in the long-term, and offer a short and sweet blueprint for how to approach your new life in recovery. Willingness is usually the first of these attributes you’ll need to get sober. Because if you’re not willing, you’re not going to be able to do the things you need to do to succeed. Willingness is when you are willing to do something out of...

Duration:01:10:20

Integrity - Recovered 1152

3/16/2021
Recovery is founded on a number of guiding principles that help people know how to live life sober, including honesty and integrity, among many others. So for people in recovery, integrity isn’t just a buzzword. It’s the principle that should ground and govern your recovery on a daily basis, at home and at work. When you feel tempted to make a decision or to act outside of your internal belief system, it can become challenging and risky for your recovery. Tonight, we talk about...

Duration:00:55:51

Courage - Recovered 1150

3/9/2021
Sobriety can feel like a far off dream for those who are struggling at the bottom of their addiction. Living a life free of drug and alcohol addiction is entirely possible. Making that first move takes courage. Asking for help takes courage. Walking into a meeting, turning over your life, and focusing entirely on becoming well is an act of bravery. If you have the courage to relentlessly pursue sobriety, your life will infinitely grow. Tonight, we talk about Courage http://recoveredcast.com

Duration:01:21:37

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