In this episode I talk about power.We are powerless over alcohol, but we are not powerless over people, places, and things. The big book says we have been given the power to help others. And that our attitude contains a lot of power. My websites are here, here, and here.
Today on the Bo Snerdely Show: Democrats continue to lie through their teeth about racism in America - especially in the AA community. Another Day, another Subway arrest. Crime in NYC is through the roof. Will it ever subside? Diana Mee joined the show.
Beth Lapides joins KATG to discuss her new audiobook So You Need to Decide. The gang discusses AA, dumping your partner after your mother takes their kidney, and a newscaster getting hit by a car on air in front of an unempathetic news anchor in the studio. The trio also discusses the deaths of Meat Loaf and Louis Anderson!!!
Dara L is a recovered anorexic, bulimic, compulsive overeater, sex and love addict and a grateful member of OA and SLAA. She has hit many spectacular bottoms in her lifetime and has finally found recovery through surrendering all aspects of her addictions. Her story offers a powerful example of how not all addicts are served by treating their addictions in the order that they kill you. In her case, it was treating two addictions simultaneously that enabled her to discover the unconditional love of a Higher Power.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many, many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few. Each Friday at noon central time, we hold a live, lunch-hour speaker meeting with a recovering addict from anywhere on Earth, pertaining to any or no faith tradition, and with any background, who shares their experience, strength, and hope on a specified recovery topic of their choice. They share for 20-25 minutes on that topic, and then the live audience gets the opportunity to ask questions of that speaker for another 20-25 minutes. Resources from this meeting: Overeaters AnonymousSex and Love Addicts AnonymousSupport the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)
RMA-Episode 71 Show Notes: Is anonymity in recovery a good thing, or does it stand in the way of the effort to de-stigmatize addiction? The movie Anonymous People purports to answer that question, and it is the topic of discussion on today's episode. According to the filmmakers of this groundbreaking 2013 documentary, deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Mike and Nat discuss the movie and debate with the Monksters whether the disease model of addiction is helpful or hurtful to people in recovery. Plus, the week in review, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a semi-anonymous, bat outta hell, sober-curious episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. LINKS: Anonymous People Recovery News: https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/ Recovery in the News: I'm Tired of Explaining Why I Don't Drink Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services The Week in Weird: World's Largest Potato JOIN THE RECOVERY IN THE MIDDLE AGES PATREON AND SUPPORT THE SHOW!! LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you're enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. You can reach us by email at: MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com Natx@middleagesrecovery.com Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We'll talk to anyone! Check out the website: Www.middleagesrecovery.com While you're there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast. Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed). FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there! We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It's a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there. If you're in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery. https://www.aa.org/ https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ Marijuana Anonymous (just in case): This Naked Mind Addiction Recovery Podcast
Markets ($SPY, $QQQ) are attempting a rebound after a two-day selloff, but will it last? @jermalchandler takes a look at option flow in $STLD, $GM, $FXI and $AA. Also examining online sports bettors favorite sportsbook sites. Tune in!
Markets ($SPY, $QQQ) are attempting a rebound after a two-day selloff, but will it last? @jermalchandler takes a look at option flow in $STLD, $GM, $FXI and $AA. Also examining online sports bettors favorite sportsbook sites. Tune in!
We are just pleased as punch to be joined this week by actor Dale Dickey. You Might Know Her From Winter's Bone, My Name is Earl, Leave No Trace, True Blood, Iron Man 3, The Guilt Trip, and Breaking Bad. We had a blast with Dale talking about mastering “the squirt” as Annelle in the Chicago production of Steel Magnolias, acting opposite baby wolves as a werewolf on True Blood, and what the presence of Barbra Streisand or Betty White does to a set. All those goodies plus her Indie Spirit-winning role as the hot-coffee-flinging FOIL to an unknown Jennifer Lawrence and her supreme pack of Southern character actresses. Come for the incredible Dale interview and stick around for some And Just Like That musings. Follow us on social media @damianbellino || @rodemanne Discussed this week: Previous guest of YMKHF, Madhur Jaffrey (Ep #45) Our interview with Sarita Choudhury (Ep# 58) Seema Patel on And Just Like That “There You Are Peter” in Hook Sara Ramirez was SO good in Spamalot “Song That Goes Like This” “Find Your Grail” Bisexual episode of Sex and the City co-stars Alanis Morisette RIP Ronnie Spector Roughed up Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone (2010, director: Deborah Granik) Shot in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri opposite local non-actors She won the Indie Spirit for Winter's Bone Leave No Trace (2018, Granik) 1989 Peter Hall production of Merchant of Venice starring Dustin Hoffman Did stage version of Steel Magnolias in 1980s Chicago Former guests, Beth Grant (Ep #90) and Connie Schulman (Ep #15) both did Steel Magnolias Playwright Robert Harling “discovered” her while serving at 107 West Restaurant Elieen Davidson talked to us about working with wolves on Ep #74 of YKMHF Dale Dickey in True Blood Meth addict in Breaking Bad Pack of Southern women: Beth Grant, Connie Schulman, Jennifer Lawrence, Margot Martindale, Kim Dickens, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange We love Holly Hunter in Broadcast News and Miss Firecracker Contest Played two different roles in the Del Shores universe Sordid Lives (First played Glendora and then Sissy Hickey) Played Patty the Daytime Hooker on My Name is Earl but was never pressured to become a Scientologist. Betty White played her mother on My Name is Earl Starred opposite Tyne Daly in Christy and then got the Cagney and Lacey: Together Again movie from that Did a small role in Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey Jr., who arranged for an AA meeting Starred as a bartender in the Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand movie, The Guilt Trip Oona the Wench in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Wedlocked Beth Grant episode #90 of YMKHF SJP puking on AJLT
Today we discuss why some middle names are chosen a lot for seemingly no reason. We discuss the funny gifts Susie & Sarah gave each other for Christmas. We get a play-by-play of Susie's mom's house fire (why are our moms cursed lately???). Sarah loses her mind at the thought of dust mites "burrowing into" her skin. Susie talks about a book she read about Columbine, and why it changed how she thinks about the tragedy. And she reveals how she visited the Columbine victims in the hospital, and how it being before social media changed her memory of it. Sarah regrets not knowing what sea shanties are. Susie reads a mean note from a listener, and we think it's Linda's daughter. We debate the female-focused alternative to AA and the science of predicting when we'll die. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! More podcasts at WAVE:
My guest today is Khadi A. Oluwatoyin, who is the founder of Sober Black Girls Club – a platform for Black women and non-binary people who are sober, sober curious, or even just thinking about putting down the bottle.Khadi was raised in a strict Muslim household, and alcohol was not part of her world growing up. But within hours of arriving at college, she had her first drink – and so began her career as a heavy binge drinker. She shares the specific solution that alcohol provided for her: it was a way to put down the high-achieving, perfectionist tendencies that she developed as a kid to mask the impact of her abusive childhood.As well as hearing her personal story, I wanted to learn from Khadi about the specific challenges of Black women in sobriety – and we get into topics such as the myth of the Black superwoman, and why AA tends to be so white, and why creating more inclusive sober spaces is not always the answer. In the episode we discuss:-Becoming a high achiever in school to mask the impact of her traumatic childhood-The immediate relief she felt on taking her first drink at college-Perusing a career in law – and what makes this a heavy-drinking profession-Why early intervention can prevent people from developing more serious substance use disorders-Why alcohol addiction is often not spoken about openly among the Black community-Being the only Black person at the rehab facility she went to, and why this is so common-Why it takes so long for high functioning addicts to get the help they need-Her experience of AA – and why she knew this program would never work for her-Why it was having no more goals to reach for that tipped her into addiction-Mental health conversations in the black community-Why Black women's self-worth is so tied up with being busy and helping others-Why race is integral to both the causes of and recovery from addiction-What's in her Sober Black Girls recovery toolkit – and why creating SBG has been part of thisLearn more about Khadi and her work HERE and follow her on Instagram @soberblackgirlsclubAnd big thanks to Lyres and Three Spirit for partnering on this episode!Discover Lyres non-alcoholic spirits at Lyres.com and visit lyres.com/sobercurious to sign up for a special 15% discount code. You can also follow along on Instagram and find more recipes @lyresspiritco.OrderThree Spirit botanical elixirs at Threespiritdrinks.com and get 15% off your online order with the code RUBY. Find them on IG @threespiritdrinks
This week, Dr. Powers and Julie DeNofa are joined by Kristin Landrum. Growing up in Lafayette, Louisiana, Kristin describes herself as a high-achieving student who made excellent grades and often joined the Gifted and Talented programs at school. However, despite her academic achievements, Kristin shares how her first experience with alcohol at only 11-years old at a friend's house spiraled into years of a drug and alcohol addiction. She shares how she was arrested for grand larceny after a drinking bender in college after deciding to "borrow" tools from the theater department. After going to jail after her 3rd DWI, Kristen knew she needed help. After joining AA meetings, Kristin shares that her biggest piece of advice is that your first reaction is probably not the right one. Early in her recovery journey, Kristen says she struggled with a lot of anger and often lashed out. But after learning the difference between acceptance and allowance, she can now "feel her feelings," thus giving her the power to make different choices. Now, living an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle, Kristin is a mother to an 11-year-old daughter and adopts abandoned and abused animals in her free time. She believes that by simply being available for others and sharing her sobriety story, she can help others find their own recovery as well. Topics Discussed: Learning how to trust others to trust ourselves How recovery helps us pick up our broken pieces for a bigger picture Overcoming the feeling of reluctancy in choosing sobriety Being open about recovery & allowing God to work through your story Connect with Kristin Landrum: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristin.landrum.96 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krislan83/ Connect with Positive Recovery MD Podcast: Website: https://www.positiverecoverymd.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/577870242872032 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JcDF1gjlYch4V4iBbCgZg Connect with Positive Recovery Centers Online: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positiverecoverycenters/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveRecoveryCenters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/positiverecoverycenters/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/positiverecoverycenters/ Contact Positive Recovery Centers: If you or someone you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule an assessment. We are here to help. Call: 877-476-2743 Address: 902 West Alabama Street Houston, Texas 77006 Website: https://positiverecovery.com Services: https://positiverecovery.com/services/ FAQ: https://positiverecovery.com/faq/ --- About Positive Recovery MD Podcast: The Positive Recovery MD podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Powers, Addiction Medicine Specialist and creator of Positive Recovery. This podcast will not only inspire and motivate its listeners, but it will also provide the tools and foundation needed to thrive and flourish on their addiction recovery journey. Each week the Positive Recovery MD podcast community will come together to have authentic conversations around addiction, Recovery, and what matters – growth & progress, not perfection, all while developing positive habits for your life. To join the community, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/OtK48nO/dailypositiverecovery to sign up to receive the daily Positive Intervention that we'll review and gain access to EXCLUSIVE Positive Recovery content available only to Positive Recovery MD listeners. About Positive Recovery Centers: Positive Recovery Centers is a strengths-based addiction treatment program with locations across Texas. We offer a full continuum of care, from medical detox to sober living, all supported by an ever-growing alumni community network. Our evidence-based curriculum blends the best of the old with the new, supporting our mission: that Recovery is best pursued when meaningful, intentional positive habits are formed through empowerment and resilience instead of negativity and shame. What is Positive Recovery? Empathy and compassion drive our mission. Positive Recovery uses strengths as a pathway to help others flourish in Recovery at work, and at home; this is our core purpose, our “Why.” We creatively apply science to improve outcomes. Positive Recovery is not wishful thinking; it is not a magic pill, nor self-help. Positive Recovery is an evidence-based addiction curriculum that links the best of the old with the new, integrating existing practical approaches to treatment with interventions that enhance well-being by cultivating its components: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement.
In this episode I talk about the fact that I am absolutely the co-author of my life. And the simple thing I return to again and again in terms of deciding what to do next.
How is Dry January going for you? With us getting closer to the end of the month, it's time to take stock. Have you made it this far? Or did you have a drink. If so, did you get back on the wagon?These three alcoholics are just really hearing about Dry January and we dug in to learn more.Matt downloaded the app and took the alcohol use quiz. Based on his days drinking, how did he score?From our perspective, we talked about other tools to make Dry January a successHow technology, like apps and social media changed the gameWhere Dry January started and how it's a trademarked nameWe talk about how, when AA started, alcohol abuse treatment was focused on the "low bottom drunk." With things like Dry January and the use of technology to track and motivate, there is now the chance to "catch" a problem before it gets too bad.Did you notice the new name? We are now Sober Friends. We just wanted to share this message to as many people as possible and the "right" name makes it more searchable. It's the same great sober talk as before.Find at https://soberfriendspod.comInstagram https://www.instagram.com/soberfriendspodSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soberfriendspod)
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Jon Redd struggled with addiction throughout his teenage years and went into residential treatment at the age of 19 for alcohol and drug use. After treatment, he earned a degree in Psychology from the U of U and attended the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Training program through the Graduate School of Social Work at the U of U. Upon graduation, he got married, started a family, and went on to earn an MBA from BYU. Within months of finishing his MBA program, Jon was diagnosed with advanced-stage thyroid cancer in early 2003. As a result of complications from his first surgery, Jon had a severed branch of his spinal accessory nerve and was prescribed oxycontin. This quickly progressed to include alcohol and other mind-altering substances. Jon's story involves a 14-year struggle with drugs and alcohol, losing his career, and nearly losing his family. He tried using the knowledge from his education to fight this disease and felt too much shame to ask for help. In desperation, he said a prayer and asked for help. His prayer was answered in a remarkable way and continues to be answered every day since. On Aug 24, 2017, he went into a treatment program and now has an opportunity to work in recovery where he uses his experience to help others. Jon is in the process of opening a residential treatment facility that will have an emphasis on spiritual connection. He is actively involved in AA with his personal recovery and serves on the board for the non-profit recovery club in his community. … #overcome #addiction #clean #sober #AA #recovery #addictionrecovery #faith #mindset #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #strong #love #light #inspiration #beliefcast #tsinspires .... You can connect with Jon here: https://www.facebook.com/jon.redd.319 .......... Special thanks to our sponsors: Siegfried & Jensen @siegfriedandjensen Wasatch Recovery @wasatchrecovery Veracity Networks iHeal Institute @rebeccadeaz Living Recovery Interventions @living_recovery_interventions
Episode 295: In this episode you'll learn about…Spiritual stretch marks. (2:21)Family heritage of alcohol abuse. (11:12)AA & the need for support. (25:25)Finding Faith & the 12 Steps. (38:02)The light is on but nobody's home. (50:28)I love you man. (1:01:51)
There is a saying in step 10 of the AA 12 steps and 12 traditional books that I share with clients all the time, which has also been super helpful in my own recovery. A lot of people assume it means that they are always in the wrong, which isn't true at all. That's why episode 143 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about if I am disturbed there's something wrong with me! Support the show by becoming a Patreon member! In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I'm sharing the importance of understanding this phrase and actionable steps you can take right now to learn how to “un-disturb” yourself and start taking charge of your life. Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:My interpretation of the phrase and why it's so important to me and for my recovery journey.How to figure out the things you can do to “un-disturb” yourselfHow my brother's political views and yelling used to cause a lot of distress for me, how I tried to change him in the beginning of my recovery, and how I now set boundaries.What kind of slippers can you put on your feet? Where have you been trying to carpet the world? So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:FacebookInstagramPatreonWork with Barb! Links Mentioned: Ep 84 - Don't Carpet the Worldhttps://higherpowercc.com/2021/03/12/84-dont-carpet-the-world/Get your Fast Action Bonus Today
This week, we talk about ‘The Serenity Prayer'! Why we say it, where it came from, all the other variations we found on Wikipedia. Etc. Check the show notes for a lengthy article from AA.ORG and their version of the incorporation of the current Serenity Prayer that's all the rage with the kids these days.
Thank you for downloading the podcast, my name is Arlina, and I'll be your host. In this week's episode, Brooke Collins and I are reviewing 12 step homework we did from steps 7-9. The books we use are the “Alcoholics Anonymous” book and the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions” which can be accessed for free at AA.org Just a reminder that we do not represent AA and we are simply sharing our combined experience of 37 years of continuous sobriety, which for us means abstinence. I do have one request for you who are listening today. If you are enjoying this series, and past guest episodes, please take a few minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. It helps our rankings which in turn helps people suffering with addictions find us. We do a live Q&A on Instagram on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM PST and 7:00 PM EST. Just follow me on Instagram @arlinaallen or Brooke @brookecollinscoaching So with that, please enjoy this episode with Brooke!
Guest Intro and Bio in Eric's own words: Today I celebrate my 2 year sobriety birthday! I've been a Sexaholic forever, and finally, two years ago, I was finally ready to admit to myself that my life was a mess. My addiction was taking over all aspects of my life and I saw a vision of everything I claimed to care about slipping away. I came into SA on the heels of an emotional affair that ended in 2019. I truly thought at the time that I was going to have to suffer with this affliction for the rest of my life. SA and my HP saved my life. The thing I craved most and never got as a child was emotional connections. I've found the Real Connection here in the rooms of SA and it's given me the tools to use to make those connections in all aspects of my life. Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many, many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few. Each Friday at noon central time, we hold a live, lunch-hour speaker meeting with a recovering addict from anywhere on Earth, pertaining to any or no faith tradition, and with any background, who shares their experience, strength, and hope on a specified recovery topic of their choice. They share for 20-25 minutes on that topic, and then the live audience gets the opportunity to ask questions of that speaker for another 20-25 minutes. Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12) in the chat of the live meeting. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number. This is meeting number 84. Resources referenced:Sexaholics AnonymousOutro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)
RMA-Episode 70 Show Notes: We spend a lot of time here at RMA talking about the mental health aspects of addiction and recovery. This week we are going to shift gears and get physical. What are the roles of diet and exercise in recovery and how do they fit into the maintenance of sobriety over the long term? What are the benefits of starting and maintaining some kind of exercise program? How do years of drinking or drug use impact the body's ability to process nutrition? For the answer to these questions and for advice on how to leverage diet and exercise to bolster your recovery, tune into this week's episode of RMA. Plus, the week in review (it's a doozy), Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a pumped up, aerobic, nutritious episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. LINKS: Recovery News: https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/ Recovery in the News: Seeing Obesity as an Addiction Crisis Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services The Week in Weird: Creepy Clown Spotted on Google Maps JOIN THE RECOVERY IN THE MIDDLE AGES PATREON AND SUPPORT THE SHOW!! LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you're enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. You can reach us by email at: MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com Natx@middleagesrecovery.com Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We'll talk to anyone! Check out the website: Www.middleagesrecovery.com While you're there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast. Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed). FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there! We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It's a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there. If you're in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery. https://www.aa.org/ https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ Marijuana Anonymous (just in case): This Naked Mind Addiction Recovery Podcast
In E 90 AA goes all Black Mirror, does a small bit of heavy metal commentary before getting into the recent exchanges in the US congress between Fauci and Rand Paul, the implications of the email leaks, why sports captures the public imagination more than boring old politics. Why are some of our European leaders now leading with language from the Trump playbook? what does the AR Meta, Oculus rift goggles on, stay inside narrative tell us about the near future, is our social society broken and who wants to live forever? certainly more than a few billionaires profiting from lockdown seem to......www.patreon.com/AlanAverillSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/agitators-anonymous-the-alan-averill-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Katie spent over a decade in active alcoholism before coming into the rooms of AA. Today she finds gratitude for the gift of willingness that her previous life gave her. She shares her experience on the reflection for today and provides a glimpse into her amazing program and how her life has improved as a result of the steps, the program and the fellowship.IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHTWe are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85The most common alcoholic fantasy seems to be: "If I just don't drink, everything will be all right." Once the fog cleared for me, I saw—for the first time—the mess my life had become. I had family, work, financial and legal problems; I was hung up on old religious ideas; there were sides of my character to which I was inclined to stay blind because they easily could have convinced me that I was hopeless and pushed me toward escape again. The Big Book guided me in resolving all of my problems. But it didn't happen overnight—and certainly not automatically— with no effort on my part. I need always to recognize God's mercy and blessings that shine through any problem I have to face.From the book Daily ReflectionsCopyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.Need the Daily Reflection Book?Visit our web site Read about Recovery on our Blog Visit our Facebook Group Follow us on TwitterSupport the Podcast:- On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection- On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflectionIf you're struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it's helpful to know that there's a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out.
Spend a little time at Aaron Alexander's Instagram, and you'll find a guy having a lot of fun staying fit and living healthy, while also giving valuable tips without laying on guilt. You'll get the same vibe from this talk with Spanny. AA mentions the idea of being a ”free soul” (at least for fleeting stretches). Yeah, man, you'll see that he has a handle on it. ... Click here to learn more about the World's Toughest Book Club. To help support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below: Get this book here: The Align Method Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Shawn's trip to Hawaii and why the Hyatt Regency Kauai is still a favorite. We also discuss Joe getting his medal on at Disney and Mark gives his DoorDash delivery tips and tricks and overview of the program. Episode Notes 4:35 - Jetblue flight cancellations 7:23 - New Mosaic perk 10:50 - runDisney 18:48 - Dealing with Hawaii covid regulations 24:17 - Grand Hyatt Kauai 29:35 - AA flight upgrades 35:38 - Door Dashing Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that's a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances.So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I'm hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”.You can register at christabiegler.com/foodreactionsThis week I talk to the brilliant and humble Tim Hyatt, ND of Biogenic Nutrition. Dr. Hyatt shares his expertise on amino acid therapy. He deep dives into anxiety and proper testing for neurotransmitters and hormones. He shares the mental checklist he goes through as a practitioner as well as useful tips for patients and practitioners alike.KEY TAKEAWAYS:What does anxiety look like in patients?ANXIETY def: our reaction or response to the emotion of fearAmino Acid therapyNeurotransmitter testing for anxietyUnderstanding and quantifying stress: Perception and PerspectiveCortisol and HormonesWhat's going on in the brain with anxietyCortisol/stress impact on sex hormonesDR. TIM SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Not dismissing "stress"Looking at the lab but also the rest of the personWhat helps with receptor function -Good nutrition, reduction of inflammation, good absorption of AA is hugeProper testing of cortisol and what results tell usMechanisms in the body/brain that lead to anxietyWhat is anxiety and what is it NOT? Do we miscategorize anxiety? MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:DUTCH testABOUT DR. TIM:As an innovator who enjoys discovery, research, and science, Dr. Timothy Hyatt loves to create and improve products that help people. It was his frustration with conventional medicine's treatment of his mother when she came down with a life-ending chronic illness that turned his thoughts to alternative medicine. Dr. Hyatt earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2006. From there he began working in the biotech industry where he was directly involved in product development, research, and sales and marketing. . His first product idea was an amino acid formula that improves symptoms of brain-based disorders and, in late 2011, after moving his practice to Oregon, he founded Biogenic Nutrition other partners and currently serves as the company's president. WHERE TO FIND DR. TIM: https://biogenicnutrition.com/ WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
If you do recovery work long enough you realize that many families have their own systems of shame. Messages of shame were very present in Will's home growing up. In particular, his dad carried a lot of shame in his own life which manifested itself in the way he raised Will, including through his own absenteeism, lack of connection, and lack of vulnerability as a father. Pornography was present in Will's home. Due to his father's addiction to pornography, Will was first exposed at the young age of 3 years old. Around the age of 8 he began struggling with his own pornography use and unwanted sexual behavior. He first opened up about this struggle to a church leader at the age of 12 but continued to struggle. Will shares a traumatic experience where he was sexually assulted by his friend's older brother but felt so much shame he didn't tell anyone what had happened. What we don't repair we repeat, and Will soon found himself actively seeking out opportunities to take advantage of girls. This pattern of behavior continued and so did his shame. Will felt that God's love was based on his worthiness, and he never felt worthy. One day God showed Will that he did know and love him. That was the day Will's youth leader was prompted to show up at his home just after Will had decided to take his own life. This saved his life. Will has found, through his attendance at the Warrior Heart Bootcamp, his connection with God specifically through prayer. He knows now that God still loves him even when he slips in his addiction. Will's powerful story gives hope for those who are still struggling. God will be there for you anytime and everyday. If this episode resonates with you, or you know someone who might benefit from it, please share the link to the episode with them. At Unashamed Unafraid, we are here to spread the words of hope and healing through Jesus Christ. Subscribe and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @UnashamedUnafraid.
In this episode I read from the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, and talk about its beautiful contradiction to so much of what I was initially taught. My website. My books.My Instagram. -
About Person Irresponsible in her own words: "In 2020 the world went to hell in a handbag. This isn't exactly headline news - although it was then. I went from perfectly locatable in the Cotswolds to utterly baffled in the American wilderness when I embarked on a quest to walk from Mexico to Canada for reasons that escape me. It was most probably nothing more dramatic than a mid-life crisis. Perhaps I should have come ‘home' but I lived in the deluded optimism the pandemic would all be over by the summer. Besides, I'd given up my home: shoving my belongings into storage, persuaded someone to look after my cat and someone else to look after my car. I did think about returning but each time I popped into civilisation to top up my supplies, I discovered a new reason to run for the hills. So 'home' became a tent: a mere flimsy bit of fabric to protect me from every conceivable terror that exists in the wilderness - bears, rattlesnakes, deserts, avalanches and other human beings. Most dangerous of all was the racket inside my head. Everything you ever taught me is my journey, relying on nothing other than the twelve steps of recovery, teaching me to take it one day at a time, one step at a time, and one bloody ginormous mountain at a time as I staggered my way along the Pacific Crest Trail. As mid-life crises go, I remain utterly clueless why mine took me from my sofa to the Canadian border via the fridge, powered only by two chubby legs and a fat arse.” New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out. The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you. Show notes Being called Person Irresponsible (PI) What life was like before the mid-life crises Getting married and getting divorced How her home drinking increased and how it took over her life Turning 41 and failing at dry January and dry February Having a bigger problem than she wanted to admit to Joining Alcoholics Anonymous Following the 12 step program Learning more about herself Why it's never too late to make changes Applying for a permit for the Pacific Crest Trail Taking life more as it comes Being inspired by the film - “Wild” Getting obsessed with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 6 months to plan and prepare Funding the challenge March 17th…. Learning to deal with her anxiety Learning to not worry about the future The ethics behind the decision to walk the PCT during the pandemic Trail angels and life on the trail The first mile on the PCT When the doubts crept in What it was like spending time alone in nature Learning how to switch off her thoughts Attending online AA meetings while on the trail Making connections on the trail and waking with other people Wanting to write a book about the journey Carrying a laptop on the trail!!! Magical moments from the trail Losing a close friend Wanting to quit every single day Not knowing how she would finish the final 500 miles The simple joy of a hot bath Putting the book together Connect with PI and how to buy the book Final words of advice for women going through a mid-life crisis Social Media Website: www.mlconaquad.com Instagram: @person_irresponsible Facebook: @person.irresponsible.3 Twitter: @BikeMlc Book: Everything You Ever Taught Me: If you've a lot on your mind, go for a walk…
Today we have Lane. She is from San Francisco. Her last drink was on December 30, 1996. The RE Alcohol Free Ukulele course registration opens January 7th 2022. Sign up here. For more information about our Denver event, please go here. Paul reminds you that you're declining one drink at a time. When we think about quitting drinking, a scenario arises in our mind with 100's of people, simultaneously offering us drinks, all at once. That will never happen, and just like one day at a time, you're saying no to one drink at a time. As Paul mentioned at the end of last year he wants to cover the Nervous System, which is what he'll be covering today, and in future episodes. Today he covers why it's important to have a balanced nervous system and he explains, in layman's terms, what the nervous system is. [11:38] Odette introduces Lane. Lane is in her 50s, and lives in San Francisco, CA. She took her last drink on December 30, 1996. Lane is a wife and mother and a mindfulness and meditation teacher. Lane loves to hike, listen to really good music and dance. Lane had her first drink at the age of 12 and blacked out. This pattern continued with her into her 20s. She loved the effect that alcohol had on her. She was very involved in sports during school and nobody knew she was drinking like she was. Everything on the outside looked normal, but on the inside she depended on that drink. She didn't think she had a problem because her friends drank like she did. To be hungover was normal, was life. It wasn't until she sent her best friend to the hospital with a concussion, while in a blackout, that she started to think that something was wrong with her drinking. On New Years Eve (1996) she went to a “meeting” with some friends, unknowingly this meeting turned out to be an AA meeting. She heard the message of recovery that night and had hope. When Lane was 5 years sober she fell into Buddhism and found a way out, through prayer and meditation and that has been the golden thread throughout the last 20 years of her recovery. Lane says becoming a mother 12 years ago has been the most challenging thing in her recovery. You may have to say adios to booze if... you just drank and you get into a car and you drive. Odette's final thoughts: Take care of yourself, believe in yourself and believe in possibility. Upcoming events, retreats and courses: You can find more information about our events Sponsors: SOBERLINK:Did you know there are 15 million people in the U.S. with an Alcohol Use Disorder? And yet, there is still a stigma that surrounds addiction and recovery. We need to stop being ashamed and start sharing in our sobriety. That's why we're so excited to have a sponsor like Soberlink who shares in our beliefs. If you haven't heard of the Soberlink alcohol monitoring system, it's the perfect accountability tool for those in recovery. It can help you rebuild trust and get back on track despite slips or relapses. We've teamed up with Soberlink to provide you with “Tips for Handling a Relapse” which is a guide that can be downloaded at www.soberlink.com/recovery-elevator. On that page, you'll also find a form to sign up for a $50-off promo code for you or a loved one who is ready to take the next step in their recovery journey. Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 Affiliate Link for Amazon: Shop via Amazon using this link. The book, Alcohol is SH!T, is out. Pick up your paperback copy on Amazon here! You can get the Audible version here! Resources: Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes “Recovery Elevator –together is always better- I love you guys.”
In this episode I talk about the fact that tomorrow is not promised.If I knew I had one day left to live, would I be more loving? If so, why not just be more loving now?www.sarcasticbigbook.comwww.recoveryradiokmp3.com
In this episode we recap week 17 in the NFL by going through our pick 'em games. We also discuss Antonio Brown walking off the field leaving the Buccaneers sideline against the Jets. Will this be the last straw for AB or will his talent be enough to earn him a spot on another roster? Later we recap bowl season to this point including the CFP Semis. Will Cincinnati be the last G5 team to make the CFP playoff after their loss? Lastly we preview the National Championship between Georgia and Alabama. It's a rematch of the SEC Championship game. Will Georgia overcome the little brother effect? Or will Alabama add another Championship to their historical dynasty. Email: email@example.com As always be safe, be smart, and take care.
Bridget opens this meeting as the 10 min speaker, then Dave tells the story of how he got into AA and the steps at the North Oakland AA Open speaker meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Oakland California, this meeting was from sometime in 2019. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate We have added a page of meetings that have moved online https://sobercast.com/online-meetings Sober Cast has 1700+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search.
In this week's episode, Brooke Collins and I are reviewing 12 step homework we did from steps 4-6. The books we use are the “Alcoholics Anonymous” book and the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions” which can be accessed for free at AA.org Just a reminder that we do not represent AA and we are simply sharing our combined experience of 37 years of continuous sobriety, which for us means abstinence. I do have one request for you who are listening today. If you are enjoying this series, and past guest episodes, please take a few minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. It helps our rankings which in turn helps those who are suffering with addictions. In recovery rooms we are taught that we are responsible to be there when others need us. Simply by rating the podcast you are helping those just like you, to find the solutions and support they need to get and stay sober. Your support means the world to us, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. So with that, please enjoy this episode with Brooke!
American Airlines elite status will be easier than ever to achieve if you play the game right. Greg and Nick discuss why they care and how they plan to earn high-level AA elite status in their pajamas and without setting foot on an American Airlines plane. 1:08 Giant Mailbag / What crazy thing...did IHG do this week? 5:08 Mattress Running the Numbers: Should you sign up for 2,000 free Emirates miles? https://frequentmiler.com/get-2000-free-miles-when-joining-emirates-skywards-using-promo-code-flydubai/ 8:04 Main Event: American Airlines elite status without flying: let the game begin! https://frequentmiler.com/aas-loyalty-point-pursuit-game-earn-status-w-out-flying/ 1:00:16 Post Roast: Greg roasts Nick https://frequentmiler.com/frequent-milers-2021-predictions-realized-or-not/ 1:02:10 Post Roast: Greg roasts Stephen 1:04:08 Post Roast: Nick roasts Greg https://frequentmiler.com/fm-predicts-heres-what-will-happen-in-2022/ 1:08:17 Question of the Week: What do you think about the CRO Crypto.com Visa? Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder
In this episode I talk to my good friend Taylor about her experience with the 12 Steps. And with ACA. And Taco Bell and a lot of other very important things. My website. My books.My Instagram.Adult Children of Alcoholics.
RMA-Episode 69 Show Notes: Imagine being a documentary filmmaker and following your subjects around for 36 years. That's what Jon Alpert did when he documented the lives of three petty criminals and drug addicts in Newark NJ, from 1984 to 2021. The resulting movie, Life of Crime, is an achingly candid and at times brutal documentary for HBO spanning a lifetime of crime, incarceration and the compounding ravages of addiction. Mike and Nat discuss the film and what lessons it teaches about the way society deals with the related issues of poverty, intergenerational crime and drug abuse. Plus, the week in review, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a snowbound, icy cold and delicious episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. LINKS: Life of Crime-Official Trailer Recovery News: https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/ Recovery in the News: Sobriety is Not a Trend or a Monthly Challenge Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services The Week in Weird: Scientists Teach Goldfish to Drive Tiny Cars JOIN THE RECOVERY IN THE MIDDLE AGES PATREON AND SUPPORT THE SHOW!! LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you're enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. You can reach us by email at: MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com Natx@middleagesrecovery.com Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We'll talk to anyone! Check out the website: Www.middleagesrecovery.com While you're there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast. Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed). FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there! We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It's a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there. If you're in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery. https://www.aa.org/ https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ Marijuana Anonymous (just in case): This Naked Mind Addiction Recovery Podcast
Andrew: is a 47 year old recovering sexoholic, sober for 6 years. He joined the SA fellowship 11 years ago. He does his step work and has a sponsor and a few sponsees in SA. He has also worked the steps in CODA. He is clean from drugs for 23 years but has never joined a drug fellowship. Recently he started to do part-time work as an addiction therapist in a small clinic that specializes in sex addiction. In recovery he found God and God's guidance. Thanks to His grace he has been married for 2 years to his lovely wife Sara who he first met in SA. This last year in July, their baby girl was born and right now he is living the life he had never expected to be possible.Sara: is a 30 year old recovering sex addict, sober from lust thanks to God's grace for 4.5 years. She has worked the 12 step program with a sponsor and served as a sponsor to other female sex addicts in her fellowship. Since she is married to another recovering sex addict is a part of the S-Anon fellowship which helps her to address the patterns of codependency and heal from them as well. When she first joined the SA fellowship she was a broken woman. She felt like her life was over. She reached my lowest low and didn't expect there was any decent life possible after that. But God in His goodness made her recover rapidly and soon after, gave her a wonderful husband and best friend- Andrew. They have their highs and lows but mutual faith and the 12 steps principles keep them close and make their marriage flourish. The Reco12 project which is an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few. We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom webinar, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes. Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes. If you are hearing this meeting in recorded podcast form and would like to participate as a live audience member in the future, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations. Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12) in the chat of the live meeting. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number. This is meeting number 83. Resources: Sexaholics AnonymousOutro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)
In the first Episode of the New Year we remain firmly in Season 1 as restrictions still stay in place. Have we sacrificed social society for health and safety? was that the trade, only we were not aware we had signed up to the agreement? A visit it to a testing facility has AA thinking maybe so. A mixed response to an angry post about the fact that Ireland still has an 8pm curfew, and how the state has treated the Arts makes AA wonder is much of this debate simply about faith....? some people have to have faith in the institutions that govern and questioning 'experts' seem to be off limits. A new drum will be ready for banging when it looks like we are beginning to have this situation firmly in the rear view mirror and retreating from view! Til then, AA is your hostest with the mostest!! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/agitators-anonymous-the-alan-averill-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The entire U/U Crew meet to talk about 2021. What was everyone's song of healing for the year? How many outsiders are there and just how is that non-profit doing? They each share their hearts and get vulnerable and real. No surprises there.The crew reveals their plans for 2022 as a group and individually.Thank you for everything you all do and for listening to this podcast. Happy New Year from the U/U Crew. We love you! - Steven, James, Chris, CT, Jason, Sway, Rachel, Cory and Cassy
Today we have Shea. She is 42 years old and from Michigan. Her last drink was on August 9, 2021. The RE Dry January course: REstore began January 1. There's still time to join us! Sign up here. The RE Alcohol Free Ukulele course registration opens January 7th 2022. Sign up here. For more information about our Denver event, please go here. From Paul: “I cannot tell you how to quit drinking” For Paul the most important thing that helped him along his journey to being alcohol free is: accountability. Paul tells his story of one of his attempts to stop drinking in 2014. He told his family he needed help. Paul's 2022 goal is simply: To be sober. As he continues to build time away from alcohol, he wants to remind listeners that even he doesn't have it all together. And the thing he's most proud of is the ability to recognize the insanity of his own thinking mind. * Silencio Bruno * [09:03] Odette introduces Shea. Shea is 42 years old and from Michigan. She took her last drink on August 9, 2021. She has two boys, a full time physicians assistant for cardiac surgery and is also in Law School. For fun she loves to move her body, recovery related activities and build community. In Shea's senior year of high school she began to develop coping mechanisms for trauma through her life. At first the focus was on an eating disorder and then she turned to alcohol. Immediately she took to alcohol and drugs and she lost all fear. While she knew this path was wrong, she wanted freedom and thought it was here. By 18 she had developed an addiction to heroin, but focused on school with daily drinking. During this time she also attended her first AA meeting. Through some admitted luck she was able to avoid jail time and was put into a court appointed drug and alcohol program. After 13 years (2015) of alcohol and drug recovery she decided she wasn't an addict anymore and began to drink again and would be able to moderate. Before the first glass of wine was done she was planning the second. The community and steps of AA work for her, knowing that there are a million different avenues she can take to recovery has made her experience this time around different and meaningful. Finding and accepting her own self honesty has given her freedom. You may have to say adios to booze if... you are finding bottles in your basement in old boxes and you don't remember putting them there. Odette's final thoughts: This is a great time to set some goals and intentions. Write down what you want to happen this year. Upcoming events, retreats and courses: You can find more information about our events Sponsor: Exact Nature exactnature.com Code: RE20 Affiliate Link for Amazon: Shop via Amazon using this link. The book, Alcohol is SH!T, is out. Pick up your paperback copy on Amazon here! You can get the Audible version here! Resources: Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes “Recovery Elevator –together is always better- I love you guys.”