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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.

12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.
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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.

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Episodes

Enabling or Empowering? – Episode 261 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

9/18/2018
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How have you enabled your loved ones’ alcoholism? What is enabling, anyway? How do you know when you’re doing it and when you are empowering them, instead? What does the dictionary say? Merriam-Webster 1 a : to provide with the means or opportunity: training that enables people to earn a living b : to make … Continue reading "Enabling or Empowering? – Episode 261" The post Enabling or Empowering? – Episode 261 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:14:37

Meditation on September – Episode 260 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

9/10/2018
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What does September mean to you? How do you handle times of transition? I've been thinking about September. I guess it started with my wife commenting, as we walked to the car, “This is the first sweater day.” She had that tone of voice, like it was the worst thing. But then she said, “I … Continue reading "Meditation on September – Episode 260" The post Meditation on September – Episode 260 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:41:54

Mary Pearl T, Step 1 – Episode 259 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

9/5/2018
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Mary Pearl T shares on Step 1, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.” Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here. The post Mary Pearl T, Step 1 – Episode 259 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:47:30

Perspective – Episode 258 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

8/28/2018
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What does it mean to “place our problem in its true perspective”? Can a change in perspective change everything? Our suggested opening says “as we learn to place our problem in its true perspective, we find it loses its power to dominate our thoughts and our lives”. What is perspective? From dictionary.com: the state of … Continue reading "Perspective – Episode 258" The post Perspective – Episode 258 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:26:04

I am Powerless – Episode 257 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

8/22/2018
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A “first step” meeting came at just the right time for me, this weekend. My mother had fallen and broke her leg. She lives almost 500 miles away, and I am powerless over the fact that she broke her leg, over the treatment that she gets, and over how she is feeling. I am using … Continue reading "I am Powerless – Episode 257" The post I am Powerless – Episode 257 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:15:39

Tom – His sister needed Al-Anon – Episode 256 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

8/16/2018
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Tom grew up in a loving, chaotic family. As an adult, he found recovery for his alcoholism, but didn't know how to cope with the alcoholics around him. It wasn't until he decided that his sister needed Al-Anon, that he started attending regularly, and carrying the message back to her. Eventually, he started to see … Continue reading "Tom – His sister needed Al-Anon – Episode 256" The post Tom – His sister needed Al-Anon – Episode 256 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:21:57

Speaker: Ann Marie R – Episode 255 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

8/6/2018
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This week, I'm sharing a talk by Ann Marie R. I really enjoyed her humor, but also her ability to find gifts in troubles. Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here. The post Speaker: Ann Marie R – Episode 255 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:05:57

Parents of teen alcoholics and addicts – Episode 254 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

7/29/2018
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How can you detach from your teen alcoholic? What is your real responsibility when your child is an addict? How can Al-Anon help? Mary and Ellen talk about their experiences as parents of teenage alcoholics and addicts. They share what they learned, and how they navigated their difficulties, fears, and hopes. Our discussion was grounded … Continue reading "Parents of teen alcoholics and addicts – Episode 254" The post Parents of teen alcoholics and addicts – Episode 254 appeared first on...

Duration:01:25:38

Denial and Acceptance – Episode 253 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

7/5/2018
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Did you admit to yourself or others the presence of alcoholism in your life? Why not? What happened when you broke through your denial into acceptance? What is it? Do we have to be somehow aware of a problem to be in denial? Definition from Merriam-Webster: psychology : a defense mechanism in which confrontation with … Continue reading "Denial and Acceptance – Episode 253" The post Denial and Acceptance – Episode 253 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:35:28

Spencer on Sober Speak – Episode 252 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

6/25/2018
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Spencer was recently a guest on the podcast Sober Speak. At Sober Speak, you will find podcasts of people sharing their story of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous, much like a speaker meeting. These men and women tell us about their experience, strength, and hope centered around the 12 steps of AA. Of course, he was … Continue reading "Spencer on Sober Speak – Episode 252" The post Spencer on Sober Speak – Episode 252 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:25:31

Spirit in Action Interview – Episode 251 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

6/11/2018
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Spencer was recently interviewed on the Spirit in Action radio show and podcast. Spirit in Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We will trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we will seek out Light, … Continue reading "Spirit in Action Interview – Episode 251" The post Spirit in Action Interview – Episode 251 appeared first on The Recovery...

Duration:00:22:08

Tom W talk – Episode 250 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

6/4/2018
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This talk by Tom W, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous had so much recovery wisdom, I felt compelled to share it with you. I've heard it a few times already and every time, I get new insights. I was astounded to hear that a priest had trouble with Steps 2 and 3. And, his description … Continue reading "Tom W talk – Episode 250" The post Tom W talk – Episode 250 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:19:37

Force and Power – Episode 249 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

5/29/2018
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How have you given away your power? Did you lose power over your life when you tried to force solutions? How can you recover your personal power? Definitions Force: make a way through or into by physical strength, make (someone) do something against their will Power: the capacity or ability to direct or influence the … Continue reading "Force and Power – Episode 249" The post Force and Power – Episode 249 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:14:05

Love, Relationships, and Step 6 – Episode 248 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

5/22/2018
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What do love, relationships, and Step 6 have to do with each other? Maybe everything? Sometimes events come together in my life and form a message about a new step in my recovery. That happened for me this weekend. In order to tell this story, I’m going to have to talk about some books and … Continue reading "Love, Relationships, and Step 6 – Episode 248" The post Love, Relationships, and Step 6 – Episode 248 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:34:55

Negative into Positive– Episode 247 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

5/15/2018
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Nancy S speaks on “Negative into Positive” in this talk from 1987. A listener asked about the story with the repeating phrase “maybe so, maybe not.” There are many versions of this on the internet. Here is one. What have been your experience when what you thought was a negative became a positive? Or vice-versa? … Continue reading "Negative into Positive– Episode 247" The post Negative into Positive– Episode 247 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:50:42

Why do a Moral Inventory? – Episode 246 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

5/7/2018
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Why do we take inventory in Al-Anon? And what is a “moral inventory” anyway? Spencer shares his answers to some questions about Step 4 from our book Paths to Recovery about the purpose of taking our own moral inventory. His answers were written in 2002, 2011, and 2018. How have they changed (or not)? The questions … Continue reading "Why do a Moral Inventory? – Episode 246" The post Why do a Moral Inventory? – Episode 246 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:39:21

Consequences – Episode 245 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

4/24/2018
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Do you try to reduce the consequences of your loved one’s choices and actions? Do you have trouble enforcing consequences on undesirable behavior by others? con·se·quence ˈkänsikwəns noun a result or effect of an action or condition. synonyms: result, upshot, outcome, effect, repercussion, ramification, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, after effect; Setting Consequences I have to be … Continue reading "Consequences – Episode 245" The post Consequences – Episode 245 appeared first on The...

Duration:01:21:01

Carl H Open Talk – Episode 244 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

4/16/2018
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Thanks to Denise, who recommended this talk. She wrote, When I heard you speak about violence in the non-alcoholic as a possible topic, I immediately thought of an Al-Anon talk I heard on the XA speakers website. It was by Carl H. from Hollywood, CA given in Calgary, Canada in 2010. He is an excellent … Continue reading "Carl H Open Talk – Episode 244" The post Carl H Open Talk – Episode 244 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:06:12

Recovery with Young Children – Episode 243 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

4/10/2018
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How do you talk to your children about recovery? What have they asked you? Spencer talks with Megan about how she talks to her children about recovery. We are joined by shares from several listeners. Our conversation was wide-ranging, touching on topics from the list below. What questions have your children asked you about Alcoholism/addiction? … Continue reading "Recovery with Young Children – Episode 243" The post Recovery with Young Children – Episode 243 appeared first on The Recovery...

Duration:01:27:14

Don’t React – Episode 242 - The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

4/2/2018
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Do you find yourself reacting without thinking? Does anxiety impel you to action? How can you pause and not react? A listener wrote in with these questions. How do I not act (or react) on the first impulsive thought or feeling? How do others sit with uncomfortable feelings? How do I act on God's will … Continue reading "Don’t React – Episode 242" The post Don’t React – Episode 242 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:30:35