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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

Aaron J — It’s not about me — 307

11/12/2019
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Today, I am pleased to share with you a talk by Aaron J, speaking in 2012. I identified with his certainty that it was his “job” in life to take care of everyone around him. I share his frustration when those same people didn’t do what he knew was best for them. He got in … Continue reading "Aaron J — It’s not about me — 307" The post Aaron J — It’s not about me — 307 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:26:18

Karen B – Living the Traditions – 306

10/30/2019
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Karen shared her story in episode 262, Third Time is the Charm. Things have changed since then, and we start by catching up on recent events. Then we move into a discussion about how she (and I) use Traditions 1 and 2 in our lives. The traditions are: Our common welfare should come first; personal … Continue reading "Karen B – Living the Traditions – 306" The post Karen B – Living the Traditions – 306 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:06:31

A Respite – 305

10/21/2019
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What does recovery have to do with a weekend “up north”? Readings and Links A listener suggested Al-Anon phone meetings, which can be found on the Al-Anon web site Electronic Meetings page. Music from the show Panic! At The Disco: Hey Look Ma, I Made It The post A Respite – 305 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:00:33:38

Take it or Leave it – 304

10/11/2019
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We often say “take what you like and leave the rest.” How can I apply this concept of “take it or leave it” in my life? Free dictionary “take it or leave it” idioms https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+it+or+leave+it Things I will (want to) take; (What I like …) Help Change Compliments Growth Notice Encouragement Validation Progress Time A … Continue reading "Take it or Leave it – 304" The post Take it or Leave it – 304 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:55:12

Michele B – My Solutions were my Problems – 303

9/23/2019
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Michele B has an inspiring story of adversity and recovery. Note: The original posting of this talk had audio “glitches” that made it unlistenable for some. I believe I have corrected them here. Readings and Links Ashley told us about online Alateen “chat” meetings, and sent a link to the Al-Anon/Alateen web site, where you … Continue reading "Michele B – My Solutions were my Problems – 303" The post Michele B – My Solutions were my Problems – 303 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:43:35

Jennifer – Free from Obsession – 302

9/7/2019
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Jennifer's adult son has been drinking alcoholically for his entire adult life, some 30 years. She wrote and offered to tell her story, where she is now living a wonderful life, free of the obsession to do something. She loves him, she is concerned about his well-being and health, but that doesn't consume her life … Continue reading "Jennifer – Free from Obsession – 302" The post Jennifer – Free from Obsession – 302 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:08:00

Geneviève – Together we can make it – 301

8/29/2019
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Geneviève started recovery at the age of 14 as a member of Alateen. There, she found a family she had never had. She didn't think she needed Alateen, but there was something there that called to her. Maybe at first it was just the community – the people who welcomed her and hugged her (although … Continue reading "Geneviève – Together we can make it – 301" The post Geneviève – Together we can make it – 301 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Duration:01:40:05

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