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 eventually 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.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 56 min

Kevin was born on a farm in the Midwest, born into a family of co – dependent’s.  Went on to be a military pilot and a successful business man.  Married a fixer upper that sent him and his family into a tail spin.  In that tail spin and suffering, Kevin found the true meaning of humility and to learn that acceptance is the answer to all of his problems today because absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. He neede...

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Nikki was the guest speaker in the 7th Reco12 meeting back in July of 2020.  Her energy is infectious.  Be ready for this one.  Nikki brings the power of God in her recovery with her.  Nikki is one of the founding members of the Wednesday Night SLAA Big Book Meeting. Her program of recovery began by the Grace of God, the Power of 12 Steps and the fellowships of CA, AL-ANON and SLAA. Nikki's story is one of transformation and he...

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Here is a little background on Thomas, our guest speaker today:  Thomas has been married for 20 years, is a father of two amazing children, and a grateful son of God whose life has taken a 180 degree turn since entering recovery from a 30-year sex addiction in March of 2016. Since entering into recovery, his life, marriage, hobbies, service activities, and career have all changed as God molds him into the man God wants him to be.  ...

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Put on your Irish listening ears and enjoy this amazing share in a cool Northern Ireland accent.  Ruairi O in his own words:  I got sober in 2001.  My first meeting was in the year 2000 at age 20. I'm still active in AA in Northern Ireland. I will be 20 years sober on May 10th, 2021 Surrender and personal transformation is linked to the spirit inherent in the principles of recovery I try to live by. I know I can a...

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Jed A experienced his first exposure to pornography at 9 years old when he was out riding a little motorcycle his dad had purchased for him and his brother. He had stopped to explore an old barn and found some pages someone had stashed away. His entrapment with addiction covers a span of nearly 20 years culminating in finally reaching the point of humility where he admitted that he was an addict and needed help. Throughout two full...

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Yitzy is a sex and love addict who found his recovery in the big book of AA. He spends lots of his time helping people in recovery as well as outside of recovery. He sponsors as many people as he can, as well as being of service to others in many ways.  He finds ways to be helpful, by finding people sponsors, meeting information and recovery literature and other resources. He does this in many fellowships and has lots of connection...

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Here is a little about David H:  David is a person who moved to Nashville with two songwriting deals, the author of two books, and now a Certified Professional Recovery Coach in private practice in the Greater Nashville area. Also, the co-host of the Positive Sobriety Podcast, which, by the way, is a fantastic podcast for us addicts.  Go and check it out!

David is a part of the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel Recovery Eucharist, Th...

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This is a follow up to Meeting 30 made necessary due to additional questions that came in after the meeting was nearly over.  Some good stuff was expounded upon.  If you haven't yet listened to Meeting 30, I highly recommend doing that before listening to this one.

David A in his own words:  I came up in solution-oriented AA. I try to use the Big Book as my barometer, in that, whatever I regard as God’s will/ positive action in ...

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Guest Speaker is David A.  Here he is in his own words:  I came up in solution-oriented AA. I try to use the Big Book as my barometer, in that, whatever I regard as God’s will or positive action in recovery I try to reconcile with the Big Book. Some are sicker than others. I regard myself as one of the sicker. Not in that my war stories are more extravagant, but in that I have to hold myself to high spiritual standards or I get spi...

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Tom B will be our speaker today.  His chosen topic is “My path to a meditation practice: 20 years of struggle.”

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Tom B. is a member of AA with a sobriety date of 5/20/85.  He has also been a member of Alanon since 5/95.  He is active in the program working the steps with a sponsor and sponsoring others.  He started a non-profit called “Transformations in Recovery” to bring evidence based curriculum to treatment ...

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December 25, 2020 24 min

Here is a little about our speaker today, Justin B, in his own words:  I am a son of God and a recovering addict to lust.  I have been blessed with sobriety, one day at a time, since June 19, 2015.  In my journey in recovery, I have learned many lessons.  One of the primary is that "I don't got this".  I have learned that when the phrase, "I got this!" crosses my mind or lips, that I better put my head on a swiv...

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Guest Intro and Bio:  My name is Antonella. My parents separated when I was two years old. I had a very dysfunctional childhood which led to a life of unmanageability and maladaptive thinking acting in self will.  Using drugs, alcohol, food and relationships for ease and comfort to cope. In the midst of an unhappy marriage my 14-year-old was expelled from school for using drugs. It was suggested to us to send my child to a treatmen...

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Here is Michelle in her own words: I'm an alcoholic and have been in recovery since July 30th, 2007. I've been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since the beginning of my sobriety. I have a sponsor who has a sponsor and I work with other women. I've been saved by Grace and I'm grateful to God for giving me a life beyond what I've ever deserved.

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are ...

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Robert D is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous living in Turkey.  He is sober since 2015, Robert is a Dutch citizen, 52 years of age, master in tax law, former senior executive at Fortune 500 group, father of three children with whom contact has been lost for years.  He ended up homeless, institutionalized and practically-speaking, broke from his rebellion against God. A man who fought what the program asks, who was eventually beaten...

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Harvey E has fast become one of my best friends.  He is a sexaholic with nearly 7 years sobriety.  Since he and I first met on December 10, 2019, via Zoom, for an interview I did with him for the Journey Through Life Podcast, he has been instrumental in the current phase of my recovery and in the idea and initial development of the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  He was the first guest speaker for this, the Reco12 project back on June 19,...

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November 20, 2020 55 min

Let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Bill M.
Here is Bill M in his own words:  I got booze sober in 1987.  Had what is probably considered the ‘pink cloud’ phase for a few years but at about 4-5 years started to feel not right.  I struggled for the next 5 years with mild anxiety but by 10 years sober, I suffered from severe anxiety which led to a nervous breakdown at 15 years sober.  At that low point, I met a man who took m...

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Let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Cindy H.  I had the opportunity to have a quick conversation with her earlier.  She is a high-energy, excited recovering addict.  She is alcohol free since 18 years of age and a happy member of Sexaholics Anonymous since 2018.  Her topic today is Overcoming the Elixir of Co-dependency and Sexaholism.

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include a...

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Let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Damon W, whose topic is “Controlling the Controllables”.

Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon once had it all.  At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback, after a career-ending injury, Damon was by all outside appearances, very successful.  It all came crashing down when he turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life.  After a fateful d...

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Phil is a sexaholic who has been blessed with 5 years of sobriety.  5.5 years ago he was introduced to true recovery and had his big spiritual awakening. He currently runs ARPsupport.org and has been blessed to participate in the great camaraderie that exists with his fellow addicts of SAL and SA.  Throughout his journey for long term recovery God has orchestrated every piece. God is his light and has saved him from the awful hell ...

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Let’s introduce our guest speakers for today, Patricia and Sid.

Patricia and Sid are mother and son. They will be speaking today about their recovery journeys – both individually and together. Patricia has actively been working her recovery in AL-Anon and CODA (Co-dependents Anonymous) for about 20 or so years, but not consecutively. As you’ll hear from her, she was away for a while as she thought she was “cured”. She’ll tell you mo...

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