A Recovery Story – Laura – Episode 176

What is your story? What brought you to recovery? What challenges have you faced? What have you found here?

We had a conversation with Laura about recovery where the local language is not her native tongue. We were guided by these questions.

  • What brought you to Al-Anon?
  • How did you hear about or find the Al-Anon program?
  • How has your life changed since coming to recovery?
    • What have you learned about yourself?
    • How do you live your life differently?
  • What is it like trying to practice recovery in a country that is not your own?
    • Where the common language is not your first language?
    • Where the culture is different from your own?
    • What challenges does this pose?
    • Finding meetings?
    • Getting literature?
    • Finding a sponsor or other “program people” to talk to?
  • How has your sponsor helped you?
  • What would you say to someone in a similar situation who is new to Al-Anon?
    • Who has not yet come to their first meeting?

Our readings are from How Al-Anon Works, p. 30 and One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, October 23.

Upcoming topics include fear and faith, as captured in this statement from the “gifts of Al-Anon”. “Fear will be replaced by faith, and gratitude will come naturally as we realize that our Higher Power is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.” 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.

Music from the show

The Police: Every Breath You Take

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