RECO12

RECO12

An Addiction Recovery Lunch-hour Speaker Meeting. A new guest speaker with at least 1 year sobriety from any addiction, and who is actively working in recovery, will speak for 20 - 25 minutes each week on a specific recovery topic. This will be followed by a moderated 20 - 25 minute Q & A session from the live audience. The live speaker meetings will be held on Zoom each Friday at 10:00 AM Pacific time. To attend the live recordings and have the opportunity of asking questions of the guest, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and request to get on the invitation list. All aspects of recovery will be covered, including but not limited to: Steps, Blessings of Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Sponsoring, Specific aspects of recovery, What to do if I relapse, etc. We invite each guest speaker to seek guidance so they can reflect the light they have been given in order to inspire hope, meaning, growth and worth in each of us, the listening audience. We also encourage them to use language that all can enjoy and feel safe listening to.

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August 12, 2022 59 min

Deb in WV, her chosen topic is Intimacy with Self, Others, and Higher Power.  Here is a little about her, written in her own words:  In 2012, I went online to research fellowships that start with the letter “S” in order to help someone else… and found a pamphlet that is now called, “Intimacy Avoidance – Another Aspect of Sex Addiction.” Identifying with several characteristics from the list of symptoms in that pamphlet, I began att...

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Nikki's story is one of transformation and healing distinguished by her practical application of the direct instructions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.  She carries the undiluted message to countless rooms, sponsors both men and womyn, provides service to numerous local community groups and can be found at Noodle It Out with Nikki on Monday mornings. I will post the link to those meetings in the chat and in the show n...

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Father Bill W. is a recovered alcoholic with nearly 50 years in recovery and an Episcopal priest in Austin, TX, who has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 45 years. Bill presents workshops and hosts the Father Bill W Podcast and speaks frequently on AA’s spiritual history and Two Way Prayer.   In this meeting he talks a lot about the spiritual and religious side of 12 Step Programs and the vital nature of the hero'...

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Thomas shares beautifully on his journey in mental health while working 5 phases of recovery.  Life changes brought on by addiction recovery are very difficult. Experiencing addiction, coupled with intense recovery efforts, create perfect conditions for mental illness. Thomas shares his addiction recovery story highlighting the propensities for mental illness. Thomas identifies five situations in his recovery affected by mental ill...

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In this controversial conversation with Michael S, he shares how he hopes and believes that there may just be a CURE for addiction and mental health.  Michael has been in a variety of 12 Step fellowships over the last 8 years. His primary fellowship is AA. Currently, he is most active in SLAA and CODA. Michael's favorite topic to talk on is Emotional Sobriety. He has been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist and life coach ...

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Lydz G (aka Lydia) is a multimedia experimental artist and activist who came into the rooms of 12 step to heal from Domestic Violence. As a self-described Native Glitter Tomboy Lesbian™, Lydz thought they were too niche or too broken to heal, and genuinely Google searched "is it possible to have friends and laugh again after violence" before beginning the step work of 12 step recovery. 

Today, they are privileged to share th...

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Here is a little about Al, in his own words:  I came to AA in January-February 1974.  Have been sober since! I came into recovery from compulsive sexual behavior in both SA (Sexaholics Anonymous) and SAA (Sex Addict Anonymous) at the same time in October of 1994.  After 3 years, I took a sabbatical to do some field research (relapse), but have been sober since January 15, 1998.  After weighing the pro's and con's of my pers...

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Sid is a grateful, recovered addict living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was brought into recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in 2015 at the age of 18 and has since sought to bring God into every area of his life to live happily and usefully whole, free from all addiction. He is also the founder of the Pioneer Program Research Group, which seeks to conduct unbiased, fact-based research into the program of action undertaken by the ea...

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Guest Intro and Bio in Jay’s own words:

I walked into the rooms on December 2, 1988, a "functional alcoholic," but at an absolute bottom spiritually, emotionally, and behaviorally. At that first meeting, I felt the breath of God (Grace) blowing on me with a gentleness I did not deserve and had not earned, and have been clean & sober ever since. I'm a clinical hospice nurse, Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, nationa...

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My name is Esther C and I’m a grateful recovering Lust Addict (aka: Sex addict). I am originally from NY but currently reside in Jerusalem, Israel. I am sober for 1 year plus and have been in the rooms for about 3 1/2 years. For me, it was not an easy route to recovery but it’s the closest thing I ever got to having a home. Watching the promises come to life on a day to day basis has been such a blessing and I can’t wait to see wha...

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Paul Schulte is a certified drug and alcohol counselor who has also been sober almost 19 years.  He received his degree in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his clinical hours at the UCLA School of Medicine where he worked on LGBT addiction studies.   He is the author of two books on addiction.  The First is “Paths to Recovery for Gay and Bisexual Addicts: Healing Weary Hearts”.   T...

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Chris spent 40+ years trapped in his addiction. He tried and failed countless times to free himself from this unwanted behavior. Porn wasn't his problem, porn was his solution. He discovered through the Steps why he was self medicated and the healing finally began. Chris just celebrated three years of complete sobriety.

Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all ki...

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May 20, 2022 63 min
Step 12 is:  “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Here is a little about Kimia:  

Kimia is one of the founding members of the Big Book Sponsorship Group, an online Twelve Steps global recovery network - incepted from the Toronto Wednesday SLAA Big Book Meeting -  also known as Spiritual Gangsters on WhatsApp. She...
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Step 11 is:  “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.”

Here is a little about Nicki M(squared):  Nicki M (squared) is new to these recovery rooms. Before September 2021, she was an undiagnosed addict for nearly 30 years before finding the 12-step Big Book Sponsorship lifestyle.  Nicki flew throu...
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May 6, 2022 58 min

Step 10 is:  “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”
Here is a little about David A in his own words:  “My name is David. I got sober through the BI\ig Book of AA and the "Back to Basics- Beginner Meetings" of Wally P. I have been sober from drugs and alcohol since October  23rd, 2013. Since then I have also entered into sex recovery, sober since july 25th 2020. My primary "S&#...

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April 27, 2022 53 min

Step 9 is:  “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." 

Daniel T is sober in his primary program since December 16th 2016.

A true addict, Daniel has addicted to anything that is possible to be addicted to - often cross addicting several times a day in active addiction.

Some of his top plates include sex, relationships, marijuana, cocaine, workaholism. gambling, codepend...

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April 22, 2022 48 min

Step 8 is:  “Made a list of all persons we have harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”

Here is a little about Debbie B in her own words:  

“My name is Debbie and I am an alcoholic.  I found recovery in April 13, 2007 and have stayed since then, one day at a time.  I work with many women in the program, as well as my sponsor.  I do service work and lots of meetings.  I try always to stay in the middle. 

I am so very gr...

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April 15, 2022 57 min

Step 7 is:  “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

Jon R 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 and an MBA.

Upon graduation, he got married, started a family, and within months of finishing his MBA program, Jon was diagnosed with advanced-stage thyroid cancer in early 2003. As a resu...

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Step 6 is:  “Were entirely ready to have God remove ALL these defects of character.”

David G. from Oklahoma was the guest speaker at the 80th Reco12 meeting back in December 2021. David was a sponsee of Charlie P. from "Joe and Charlie," and has been sharing experience, strength, and hope for 27 years. He had a miraculous and life-changing spiritual experience as the result of working the 12 Steps outlined within the Big Boo...

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April 1, 2022 53 min

Step 5 is:  “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."

Eric H is a 42 year old practicing Roman Catholic.  He was married at the age of 24 while in active addiction.  After having an emotional affair for several months at the age of 40, that same woman introduced him to the SA program.  Eric knew that if he was going to continue in addiction that it would bring shame and damage to...

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