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Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.
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United States

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Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.

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English


Episodes

Episode #11 - "Amends"

9/14/2019
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In this episode I talk about my understanding of the point of making amends. I discuss the difference between an apology and an amends. I share stories about both giving and receiving them.

Duration:00:29:33

Episode #10 - "My Guest is LaDawn - Part 1"

9/12/2019
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A very close friend of mine shares her experience, strength, and hope. She started sponsoring other women when she had 33 days, and has remained sober for over two and a half years. She talks about, among other things, how she picked her sponsor, the 12 Steps, the amends process, keeping spiritually fit, being a stay-at-home-mom, flatulence, Taylor Swift, and Del Taco, and prayer. Not in that order.

Duration:00:44:35

Episode #9 - "Gratitude"

9/7/2019
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In this episode, I talk about gratitude, about why it is important. I discuss some events, aside from the incredible gift of my sobriety, that, I believe, continue to keep me in a state of gratitude (my own flat-lining; the suicide of my best friend; September 11th, 2001). "I've never met anyone who relapsed because they were grateful."

Duration:00:30:46

Episode #8 - "The Fellowship You Crave"

9/6/2019
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The "Big Book" tells us that God will show us how to create the fellowship we crave. In this episode, I discuss my journey through the process which eventually put me right in the middle of a group of people with whom I feel comfortable, elated, and inspired. Do you have the fellowship you crave?

Duration:00:27:35

Episode #7 - "When a Person Offends Us"

8/31/2019
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The Big Book suggests that I do very specific things when someone pisses me off. So I do not simply pray for that person. Rather, I ask God how I can be helpful to them, and then I take action if possible (it usually is). In this episode, I share about how the practice of these very suggestions has had a tremendous impact on my entire life, on my relationships, and on how I respond to this world.

Duration:00:30:12

Episode #6 - "A.A. Meetings"

8/29/2019
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In this episode I discuss how my relationship with AA meetings has evolved. I talk about practicing listening, getting out of self, the 12 Traditions, giving verses taking, the loving and tolerant nature of Alcoholics Anonymous, how easy it is to play God in a meeting, and finally, about how whatever I'm looking for, I will find it in a meeting.

Duration:00:35:27

Episode #5 - "The Problem & The Plot"

8/23/2019
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In this episode I discuss my understanding of what alcoholism is, and is not, according to the first 164 pages of the "Big Book"; a clear understanding of the "problem" made the application of the "solution" much, much easier.

Duration:00:42:02

Episode #4 - "My Guest is Dave - Part 1"

8/15/2019
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Today, my guest is a close friend of mine in Alcoholics Anonymous named Dave. He talks about prayer, the "Big Book", A.A. meetings, the Third Step, and that time he was tazed by police officers right in front of his horrified neighbors. After trying to get sober for twenty years, Dave received the same message I received, and it completely changed his life.

Duration:00:57:08

Episode #3 - "The Obsession Returns"

8/7/2019
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At one year of sobriety, the obsession to drink returned, and remained for the next year and a half. Some people in A.A. told me to go drink again, that I was not "done drinking" and/or I had not really done the First Step. By the grace of God, I did not drink again, and was eventually led to a man who carried the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to me in a way that changed my life.

Duration:00:55:06

Episode #2 - "Early Recovery - Part II"

8/1/2019
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This episode continues with the personal experience of what it was like to first show up in Alcoholics Anonymous, at the age of 18. Homeless, penniless, and out of ideas, the 12 Steps were the only option left. The host has remained sober since 1989.

Duration:00:49:58

Episode #1 - "Early Recovery"

7/26/2019
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This episode goes through the personal experience of what it was like to first show up in Alcoholics Anonymous, at the age of 18. Homeless, penniless, and out of ideas, the 12 Steps were the only option left. The host has remained sober since 1989.

Duration:00:38:09