Podcast

Dual Program Members – 326

Are you a member of more than one recovery program? How do you balance them? How do they support each other? Listeners and members of more than one recovery program share their experience. We hear from members of Al-Anon Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Adult Children of Alcoholics…

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Recovery in a time of Isolation – 325

Are you “sheltering in place”? How are you able to participate in recovery when you can’t meet face to face with other members? Spencer and Marylou discuss how they are experiencing recovery during this time of isolation and “sheltering in place” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our conversation was sparked by an email that Marylou sent…

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Fear and Anxiety – 324

In a recent online meeting, the almost unanimous choice of topic was fear and anxiety. We were all feeling it in one way or another. We started with a reading from Courage to Change, January 10. It talks about “mental static” of worry, and then says “I’m learning to focus all my attention on this…

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Josh R – Recovery Dharma – 323

Do you struggle with the God language in the 12 steps? Josh did. His inability to fully engage with the steps was probably a factor in his relapses. Josh talks with us about a couple of recovery programs based on Buddhist principles, centered on meditative practices. These programs are Recovery Dharma and Refuge Recovery. Our…

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Online meetings

As we are moving into a time of social distancing, where many of our meeting places are closing down, but also when we may be feeling anxious, confused, and scared, we still need meetings. My Saturday morning meeting met this morning online and by phone using the BlueJeans service. This service has both video and…

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