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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 #23 - "My Guest is Dave - Part 2/Step Two"

12/4/2019
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In this episode, my good friend Dave joins me yet again, and we mostly talk about Step Two. Recorded the day after Thanksgiving, we touch on that subject as well.

Duration:00:30:07

Episode #22 - "How Can I Make It a Happier Thanksgiving for Those Around Me?"

11/27/2019
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How can I make it a happier Thanksgiving for the people around me? An attitude of, "What can I add to this occasion?" helps eliminate anxiety. What would a person who knows their life has been saved act like today?

Duration:00:26:36

Episode #21 - "Step One"

11/23/2019
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In this episode, I discuss my own understanding of, and experience with, Step One. The simplicity of how this step was explained to me likely saved my life, as I needed this to be very uncomplicated.

Duration:00:30:59

Episode #20 - "Restored to Sanity"

11/12/2019
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I hope this offers hope to anyone struggling with the obsession. In this episode, I read from pages 84-85 in the Big Book, where it describes being restored to sanity (this relates to the first drink). It is my favorite thing in the book, as it is all I ever wanted, and is my experience on this day.

Duration:00:32:31

Episode #19 - "Resentments, Part Two"

11/6/2019
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In this episode I talk more about resentments, my understanding as to the difference between resentment and getting angry. I further discuss my own understanding of the Step Four process, concerning resentments.

Duration:00:27:21

Episode #18 - "Resentments, Part One"

11/5/2019
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In this episode, I discuss resentments, what the "Big Book" says about them ("they destroy more alcoholics than anything else"; "these resentments must be mastered", e.g.).

Duration:00:23:10

Episode #17 - "The Story of my First Sober Holiday/Happy Halloween"

10/31/2019
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On this episode, I describe the events of my first sober holiday (Halloween, 1989). These events were profound for me, as I began to learn that my experience in sobriety was going to be. ultimately, up to me. I discuss the idea of assigning new meaning to things.

Duration:00:19:57

Episode #16 - "Health Scare; A.A. is an All Terrain Vehicle"

10/24/2019
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Two weeks before I recorded this episode, I suffered from a stroke. Gratefully, it was minor, and I am expected to make a full recovery. In this episode, I check in with all of you, and talk a little bit about the last two weeks of my life.

Duration:00:22:27

Episode #15 - "Step Three"

10/6/2019
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In this episode, I read Step Three from the "Big Book." I discuss, as I go, my own understanding of it. When this particular understanding was first passed onto me, it greatly improved the quality of my sobriety and the experience I was having with the 12 Steps, and everything else.

Duration:00:53:12

Episode #14 - "My Guest is LaDawn - Part 2"

9/30/2019
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My friend LaDawn returns for part two. In this episode, I ask her about contrary action, prayer, spiritual growth, and vulnerability. (Other topics included: "The Whole Thirty", Star Wars, and tortilla strips verses tortilla rounds.)

Duration:00:36:54

Episode #13 - "My Spiritual Experience"

9/23/2019
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In this episode I describe the powerful spiritual experience I had in 1989. Up until that moment I had been an atheist. Yet the event gave me strength I have never completely lost.

Duration:00:29:28

Episode #12 - "Does Anyone Take the Steps?"

9/22/2019
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In this episode I discuss my general experience with sponsoring people in Alcoholics Anonymous. How many people who ask me for help actually accept my help? Do we need to be called out on our B.S.? Is there still B.S.?

Duration:00:29:29

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