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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

What you found here – 300

8/19/2019
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The Recovery Show has reached the grand age of 300 … episodes. Or, if you prefer, over 6 1/2 years. I asked you to tell me what you found here, what brought you here, what keeps you coming back. And about 30 of you answered, with only about 2 weeks notice! So, what did you … Continue reading "What you found here – 300" The post What you found here – 300 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:10:01

How to Sabotage a Relationship – 299

8/7/2019
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In this recording from an IDAA (International Doctors in AA) conference in 2004, Tom and Gail H share their experience, strength and hope about how they sabotaged their relationship and how they repaired it in recovery. Upcoming: our 300th episode Our 300th episode is just around the corner! I’d love you to share how The … Continue reading "How to Sabotage a Relationship – 299" The post How to Sabotage a Relationship – 299 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:23:56

Saying No — No is a complete sentence – 298

7/31/2019
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Is it hard for you to say “no”? Do you avoid responding instead of saying “no”? Or, maybe you say “yes” when you want to say “no”. “No” is a boundary. Typically in response to a request or requirement to do something we do not want to agree to do and is not ours to … Continue reading "Saying No — No is a complete sentence – 298" The post Saying No — No is a complete sentence – 298 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:05:02

Mary Pearl T on Step 12 – Episode 297

7/24/2019
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Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Join us for the conclusion of Mary Pearl T's workshop on the 12 steps. She clearly illustrates, with warmth and wit, how she understands and lives … Continue reading "Mary Pearl T on Step 12 – Episode 297" The post Mary Pearl T on Step 12 – Episode 297 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:04:37

Spiritual Awakenings and Experiences – 296

7/8/2019
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What was your spiritual awakening? What spiritual experiences have you had? Step 12 starts with “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps…”. The AA “Big Book” speaks of “a spiritual experience” as a key to recovery. What's going on here? Do we have to have some sudden “white light” experience to … Continue reading "Spiritual Awakenings and Experiences – 296" The post Spiritual Awakenings and Experiences – 296 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:42:52

Kerri K – Speaker talk – 295

7/3/2019
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A listener and erstwhile guest, Carrie, suggested this talk. She writes, Such an incredible story! Chock full of life experiences, wisdom, humor and hope. I’ve listened to it several times over the years. Makes me want to go hike in Phoenix and get a teddy bear to pass around. 😊 Upcoming An upcoming topic is … Continue reading "Kerri K – Speaker talk – 295" The post Kerri K – Speaker talk – 295 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:09:33

Spencer and Amy — a couple in recovery — 294

6/24/2019
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Recently, my wife, Amy, and I were guests on the podcast Sober Speak. This is our sharing — what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now. We spoke both of our own experience and of our shared experience. I hope that something we said connects with you. The post Spencer and Amy — a couple in recovery — 294 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:10:41

Lynne – Grief can be a wonderful thing – 293

6/19/2019
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Lynne tells her story – what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now. She touches on grief both before and after entering recovery, on parenting, and on co-parenting with an alcoholic. Lynne tells of the alcohol fueled death of a close friend, and of the later crisis that brought her into Al-Anon. … Continue reading "Lynne – Grief can be a wonderful thing – 293" The post Lynne – Grief can be a wonderful thing – 293 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:44:31

Sayings, Quotes, Proverbs, and Parables – 292

6/12/2019
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Do you have a few sayings or quotes that support your recovery? How do you use them? Spencer and Eric explore a long list of sayings, quotes, proverbs, and parables. We talked about all of these, some at length, and some quite briefly. Some of these have dates in the form month/day, which refer to … Continue reading "Sayings, Quotes, Proverbs, and Parables – 292" The post Sayings, Quotes, Proverbs, and Parables – 292 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:15:45

Step 11 with Mary Pearl T – 291

5/29/2019
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How have you deepened your conscious contact with your higher power? What is your practice of prayer and meditation? Mary Pearl T leads us on an exploration of Step 11, “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 … Continue reading "Step 11 with Mary Pearl T – 291" The post Step 11 with Mary Pearl T – 291 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:42:51

But One Purpose – 290

5/20/2019
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Our 5th tradition says, Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. How do we do this? How has this supported and worked in your recovery? In full, it reads, Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps … Continue reading "But One Purpose – 290" The post But One Purpose – 290 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:56:16

Applying the Serenity Prayer – 289

5/13/2019
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How do you have the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference? I reflect on how many times I have applied the serenity prayer during a weekend vacation. Upcoming Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your … Continue reading "Applying the Serenity Prayer – 289" The post Applying the Serenity Prayer – 289 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:17:09

Mary Pearl T on Step 10 – 288

4/30/2019
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Step 10 says “We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Mary Pearl T gives us her usual insightful and humorous take on this step. 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 on Step 10 – 288 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:32:10

Marc and Michele’s son is in prison – 287

4/24/2019
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Is someone you love facing jail or prison because of their drinking or addiction? How do you live through something like that? Michele and Marc share their experience, strength, and hope. Their son started drinking and using drugs in high school, and it's been quite a ride since then. He is now in prison. They … Continue reading "Marc and Michele’s son is in prison – 287" The post Marc and Michele’s son is in prison – 287 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:35:21

Mary Pearl T on Steps 8 and 9 – 286

4/9/2019
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Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Mary Pearl does her usual in-depth, funny, and moving presentation of these steps. Readings and … Continue reading "Mary Pearl T on Steps 8 and 9 – 286" The post Mary Pearl T on Steps 8 and 9 – 286 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:57:12

Contentment and even Happiness – 285

4/1/2019
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The Suggested Al-Anon Welcome says, in part “… it is possible to find contentment, and even happiness, whether the alcoholic is drinking or not.” How can this happen? I was recently talking with an Al-Anon friend whose loved one had relapsed. My friend wondered if it was possible to have a life that wasn’t full … Continue reading "Contentment and even Happiness – 285" The post Contentment and even Happiness – 285 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:54:29

Acronyms and Alliterations – Episode 284

3/27/2019
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Do you QTIP? Have you practiced the 3 A's? Spencer and Eric, with support from many listeners, talk about some of the acronyms (such as HALT or FEAR) and alliterations (3 C's, 4 M's) that help us to remember the important principles of the program. As Eric says, “these are like pocket change — they're … Continue reading "Acronyms and Alliterations – Episode 284" The post Acronyms and Alliterations – Episode 284 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:37:10

Oops – no episode this week

3/18/2019
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Due to technical difficulties, the episode originally scheduled for this week, Acronyms and Alliterations, has been postponed to next week. If you were intending to send your favorite acronym or alliteration, you still can. See our contact page for the ways you can share your voice or words. See you next week! The post Oops – no episode this week appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:00:30

March Roundup 2019 – Episode 283

3/11/2019
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Have you attended an AA or Al-Anon convention? My wife and I went to the March Roundup in Detroit, so I thought I'd give you a little trip report. If you haven't been to a convention, I encourage you to find one near you and go. Not only is it fun, but a weekend of … Continue reading "March Roundup 2019 – Episode 283" The post March Roundup 2019 – Episode 283 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:31:45

Mary Pearl T on Step 7 – Episode 282

3/4/2019
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Please enjoy Mary Pearl T's thoughts on Step 7, “Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.” Upcoming Upcoming topics include “acronyms and alliterations”. Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com to share your favorite Al-Anon acronym, such as QTIP (quit taking it personally), or an alliteration such as the 3 C's (didn't cause it, … Continue reading "Mary Pearl T on Step 7 – Episode 282" The post Mary Pearl T on Step 7 – Episode 282 appeared first on The...

Duration:00:26:54