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  • TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Gaudenzia........The Ultimate Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: Gaudenzia is the story of a horse. What happened to this horse? Why did this horse become a symbol in the Recovery community at large, the Daytop community specifically.  Gaudenzia at one time was celebrated in place of Halloween in the Daytop residential treatment facilities.  We'll discuss Gaudenzia and how it relates and connects to those striving to achieve recovery from substance abuse


    Show Segments: Recap, Letters from the President, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     


     

  • 00:31

    Depression, Suicide vs. Recovery

    in Spirituality

    Depression, suicide, relapse and the Third Step are the topics for God Box Mike and dougananda for their March 21, 2015 Blogtalk Radio broadcast. Depression, cross-addictions and suicides are the ugly ugly side of recovery. Depression hammers alcoholics and addicts who slip back into their addictions and even some who despair despite being in recovery. Suicide often looks like a way out.It is hard to "turn it over" to a higher power when you've been living for years in the negativity of addiction. Let's face it, being clean and sober requires a mammoth effort to find a transformation that will bring about serenity in the face of all the problems stacked up against recovering people.

    Suicide is a hot topic these days. National Public Radio reports that suicide was the third largest cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 19. Anyone with time in recovery has known at least a few people who took their own lives, either before or after a relapse. Mike and dougananda have known a few. They as for only one thing: Please don't do it.

     

     

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: No Free Lunch (#6 of the Elite 8)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  No Free Lunch.  For almost every aspect of a mature person's life, said in numerous ways, applied to numerous situations, this unwritten philosophy of life is a MUST in order for one to fulfill what they may need, what they may want, and or what others may deem they need to move forward in their life. Sustained recovery does not exist without it. We'll explain. 


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 00:31

    Starting week one.....finances, yoga, recovery!!!

    in Self Help

    This week we will be beginning our new series about yoga, finances and recovery.  Let's talk for real about how to make finances work in early recovery, how to incorporate the body and nutrition on a budget.


    Sandra Kozlowski is on blogtalkradio.com every Monday at 8 PM PST and always welcomes your calls at 646 716 5901.  You can also sign up on the website at www.buildingblocksofrecovery.com and stay in the loop about all of the latest news!


     


    Building Blocks of Recovery is available on the Kindle and Amazon.com. 

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #3, #2, and #1 (Part 3 of 3)

    in Self Help

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery continues with the final part 3 of 3, counting down the final three commandments that contribute to a successful recovery experience:


    #3: Thou shall not take Negative Reservations into the independent stage of the recovery process;


    #2: Thou shall not Relapse;


    #1. Thou shall commit fully to thy Recovery;


    We will review the previous seven commandments, and discuss the importance of the final three commandments.


    Show Topics: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #7, 6, 5, & 4 (Part 2 of 3)

    in Self Help

    Show Topics: The Ten Commandments of Recovery Part 2 of 3. Today we continue our countdown of our Recovery based take off of the Ten Commandments:


    #7: Thou shall not exchange one addiction for another


    #6: Thou shall not kill the messenger


    #5: Honor thy supporters and POSITIVE peers


    #4: Remember where thy came from


    Show Segments: Special Tribute, Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Year in Review......The Year ahead.....

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  We'll take a look back at the year that is coming to a close. The highs and lows. What's the word with OCG?  What's the word with DAYTOP? What's the word with OCGRadio? What were some Recovery accomplishments? What changes occurred in the field of treating addicts? Whats comng down the pike for 2016........?


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time



     

  • 01:59

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: Numbers, 10, 9, & 8 (Part 1 of 3)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The Ten Commandments of Recovery will be a 3-part series counting down our opinion of the top Ten Commandments for sustaining a successful recovery from addiction. This is an obvious take off of the religious based Ten Commandments, but the meanings behind our commandments will have no religious bearing.


    Number 10:  Thou Shall not Covet the Life, the Material things, and the Friends, of Others


    Number 9:  Thou Shall be Honest with Thy Self


    Number 8:  Thou Shall Not Cheat Thy Recovery


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Forgiveness....The Elusive Unwritten Philosophy

    in Self Help

    We previously discussed this topic in July but due to numerous network failures the show was going on an off air on multiple occassions. We believe the importance of this subject requires a re-do.


    Show Topic:  One of the forgotten unwritten philosophies of life. Forgiveness. No subject touches a nerve more in the treatment setting than the topic of Forgiveness. Whether you are the one doing the Forgiving or whether you are the one seeking Forgiveness, it often seems out of arms reach.  We're going to discuss what's required in order to "experience" Forgiveness and why some find it so diffcult. Here's a clue: There's No Free Lunch.........


    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Topic Buffet.......Short Shorts......

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    Topic: Co-Host status. The Transition anniversary of the late great Joe Wiliams. Maybe a story or two..who knows!!


    Topic: Is it Death, Destruction, Despair...or it Death..the Divine Dichotomy? And what does this have to do with Treatment and or Recovery?!? We'll delve into the shallows of a subject often avoided, but certainy often experienced..


    Topic: Thanksgiving. What is there to be thankful for in the Recovery realm?


    Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 00:31

    Depression, Suicide vs. Recovery

    in Spirituality

    Depression, suicide, relapse and the Third Step are the topics for God Box Mike and dougananda for their March 21, 2015 Blogtalk Radio broadcast. Depression, cross-addictions and suicides are the ugly ugly side of recovery. Depression hammers alcoholics and addicts who slip back into their addictions and even some who despair despite being in recovery. Suicide often looks like a way out.It is hard to "turn it over" to a higher power when you've been living for years in the negativity of addiction. Let's face it, being clean and sober requires a mammoth effort to find a transformation that will bring about serenity in the face of all the problems stacked up against recovering people.


    Suicide is a hot topic these days. National Public Radio reports that suicide was the third largest cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 19. Anyone with time in recovery has known at least a few people who took their own lives, either before or after a relapse. Mike and dougananda have known a few. They as for only one thing: Please don't do it.