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In the calm, I find the answer, let's call this a wind down Friday or just a wind down, after a long day of running, not finishing everything we planned for today.
I am going to read a few snippits from different 12 step books share a little bit on them.
Step 11 of the 12 steps for addiction recovery:
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."
Many believe that a complete spiritual transformation is required to end drug and alcohol addiction, Step 11 is a very critical and often over looked element of this transformation. Improving our relationship with our higher power can deliver us from addiction and give us the joyous and free life that we all are seeking.
This week Ned, Dan, and Debbie review the first six steps of the 12 step program and help you decide if you are on track.
Step One: We admitted that we were powerless over drugs/alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.
Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
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Jeff Foote from CMC in NYC opens a non 12 step rehab in upstate NY. Join Host Monica Richardson for a 1 hour show. Dr. Foote is a nationally recognized clinical research scientist who has received extensive federal grant funding for his work on motivational treatment approaches. Dr. Foote has worked in the addiction treatment field as a clinician and researcher since the late 1980’s, and has developed a unique motivational treatment approach that incorporates principles of group treatment as well as research-based principles of human behavior change. Previously, Dr. Foote was the Deputy Director of the Division of Alcohol Treatment and Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, as well as a Senior Research Associate at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) in NYC. Dr. Foote also served as Chief of the Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center as well as Director of Evaluation and Research between 1994 and 2001.
Step 7 of the 12 steps is:
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 7 is a transformational process that allows us to ask God to help us to begin to remove our shortcomings that we have spent the previous six steps identifying.
Joe Herzanek continues his discussion of the 12 steps and describes how to approach Step 7 and to continue on the road to addiction recovery.
Learn more about addiction recovery at Drug-Addiction-Support.org.
This week Joe Herzanek discusses Step 6 of the addiction recovery program called the 12 Step program:
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
How can I become ENTIRELY READY to have God remove my defects? How does doing Step 6 help to recover from drug and alcohol addiction? Why do so many rehabs use the 12 step program for drug treatment? Why are the 12 steps so key to your recovery from addiction? Step 6, this week on Recovery Now!
Visit Drug-Addiction-Support.org for more information to help you understand addiction and addiction recovery.
What Does Science Tell Us About The Effectiveness of 12 Step Treatment and Other Mutual Help Organizations In Addiction and Recovery?
The most widely recognized 12 Step recovery organizations globally are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Most people who seek to get and stay sober are referred to a 12 Step recovery program at some point, and some people resist attending based on fear, shame, or the idea that 12 Step programs “don’t work”.
Even within the 12 Step recovery community there is discussion, sometimes, about the effectiveness of these programs. Statistics are thrown around –both for and against – but what does the science say? How effective are these programs?
On this episode, we are honored to have Dr. John F. Kelly as our guest. Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH.
Dr. Kelly will discuss with us how 12 Step recovery groups impact an individual’s recovery from a scientific perspective. How well do these programs work? Is there a difference in their effectiveness for early versus long-term recovery? Are they more effective following a treatment program? What studies have been done to demonstrate “success” rates of 12 step group members, and how exactly is “success” defined in this environment?
If you participate in a 12 Step recovery program, are considering participating or believe they don’t work but are curious to learn more, this show is for you.
June 2014, governor Rick Perry (and potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate), linked homosexuality with alcoholism. In August 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.
We welcome back Rob Watson, to share insights on a letter he wrote to Perry titled: A Gay Dad Offers Gov. Rick Perry a 12-Step Recovery Program for His Homophobia Problem. As you may guess, this letter went viral.
In the final few minutes of the show, you'll hear Rob read his letter to Perry. Share this letter with anyone who you believe suffers from homophobia.
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Join us for this in this up close & personal interview with the authors of the "12 Kings and Their Treasures." This is one of the most unique books of our era written by 12 men who serve God and have joined together to shed light on relationships.....You do not want to miss this one.....
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Tonight we talked about new tools like Fearbuster Teams and Core Need and Forgiveness. We will continue to talk about these tools and how as we connect with ourselves we will be able to connect with others. We will recive the support we need and want in a Freedom based way. As we learn more about ourselves we can shift and grow and become more of the person we want to be. We can have a fuller life. We will step into Freedom.
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We are to our 3rd step of freedom! It is Connection. Connection is a human need that we all have. Being willing to connect with others will help us find ourselves. Connection brings compassion, and understanding. Without it you might complain, make excuses, or blame others. But, connection is there for all of us and if you are willing to take the next step you can have it too. As we become aware of our desired life, and are willing to ask/seek for that life, we will be connected to those that can support us in living that life.
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The process is your own. We are all unique, and so our process is also. We will review the tools and how they are supportive and lead us down our own "yellow brick road" to the Emerald City of Freedom. What tools have supported you the most? What tools do you want more clarity around? Who would like to share their process with us? Who is stretching and risking and wanting more? Join us on the call as we wrap up willingness and move on to step 3.