Recovery (Sort Of)

Recovery (Sort Of)

By Billy and Jason
Conversation centered around 12 step recovery and related topics. We talk about spiritual living, living with addiction and growing in the 12 steps. If you want to join the conversation, email us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf
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Special Interest Meetings Versus the Traditions - Should You Go to That Women's Rap? (Sort Of)
Ever had a feeling that men's raps violate the 3rd tradition, which states the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using?  Ever found a special interest meeting to be extremely valuable to your recovery?  Ever considered that by allowing LGBTQ meetings to exist, we might also be paving the way for hate groups to have a meeting of "special interest?"  Ever felt unwelcome at a meeting?  Did you know that some 12 step programs have an official stance on the topic (Sort Of)?  Very good discussion about the pros and cons of special interest meetings.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:33:48
March 29, 2020
Censorship in Recovery: What is Our Responsibility During the Quarantine? (Sort Of)
We explore how some Facebook recovery groups are not allowing people to post face to face meetings currently.  Including a Twitter and Facebook poll on how strictly people are adhering to the quarantine/ social distancing guidelines.  How much responsibility do we need to take to help society, and in which direction?  Why do we only seem to want half the news that matches what we believe and not want to hear anything contrary?  How can we better practice spiritual principles in our social networking?  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:28:30
March 22, 2020
CoroNAvirus and Recovery - The Ultimate Survival Guide For Continuing Recovery During Strange Times (Sort Of)
We talk about the current pandemic that has affected the global community and how it pertains to our daily recovery.  Starting with some basic facts and background about Covid-19 for anyone who does not keep up with the information.  Then we delve into how this is affecting the recovery community.  Finally, we take a look at possible tools to use to help maintain recovery in the face of unprecedented experiences.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.  For more information about Covid-19 facts and up to date statistics, check the following: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
1:33:59
March 15, 2020
Applying Spiritual Principles Right and Can We Help People Avoid Relapse? (Sort Of)
We discuss a situation where parents argue over whether or not there is a principle in the lesson they are teaching their child.  The discussion then turns to if it's possible to be each other's eyes and ears to help people avoid relapsing.  Thrown in is whether or not we can help someone find fun without using, when they don't understand it.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:03:47
March 8, 2020
Step Three - We Made a Decision To Turn Our Will and Our Lives Over to the Care of God As We Understood Him (Sort Of)
We talk about step 3.  Breaking down the ideas of "making a decision" and "turning over our will and our lives to the care of god" for someone who might have never heard of recovery or addiction.  Helping someone who might not understand the process of the 12 steps to possibly relate it to how they could use it in their life.  We include some 3rd step takes from social media, and conclude with our personal takes on step 3.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:13:42
March 1, 2020
What Is Addiction and Where Does It Come From (Sort Of)
We talk about the origin story of addiction.  What is addiction?  Is it just a biological miscalculation of brain chemical production, or is it a spiritual dilemma? Do you have a choice in addiction?  Has it always been here or is it something that has come about during our evolution?  We also start off with a recap of anonymity from last episode.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:24:42
February 23, 2020
Anonymity, Self-Disclosure, and How to Break the Stigma (Sort Of)
We explore the question "Is remaining anonymous in our daily lives allowing people to continue to judge other addicts or persons in recovery?"  Sure, we have the spiritual principles of anonymity and being anonymous, but when I stay anonymous because I'm scared someone will judge me or keep me from getting a certain job, am I also saying with action that "it's okay to not let persons in recovery at this job."?  We also recap some other input into Step 2 and talk about some milestones we just hit.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:30:35
February 16, 2020
Step Two - We Came to Believe That a Power Greater Than Ourselves Could Restore Us to Sanity (Sort Of)
We invite our first guest co host, Steve, on to talk about step 2.  We break down the concepts of "power greater than" and "restoration to sanity" for the newer member, or someone who has no experience with 12 step programs.  We speak about the process of coming to believe, what sanity might be, the principle of openmindedness and the principle of hope.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/.
1:12:23
February 9, 2020
How to Give God to Your Children Without Religion (Sort Of)
When you don't practice a religion but you do believe in god, or you don't believe in god but you do believe in spiritual principles or just being a good person, how do you pass that on to your kids?  We start with recapping some info from last week's relationship episode.  Then the discussion turns to this week's topic: How do you give a sense of god to your kids when you are spiritual, but not religious?  We share some information that we learned from our experience, from what we learned from talking to others, and from what we learned from talking to our children.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/
1:21:58
February 2, 2020
Romantic Relationships in Recovery (Sort Of) Part 1
Two guys talking about relationships, mostly of the romantic type.  We address the idea of staying out of relationships for a year in early recovery.  We also look at what a healthy relationship might be.  We look at what it takes to maintain a relationship along with awareness of motivation for wanting a relationship.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/
1:29:55
January 26, 2020
Propaganda, Narcan Parties, and Big Alcohol (Sort Of)
Talking about propaganda that gets used in addiction and recovery conversations.  We explain the idea of a Narcan Party and dissect the theory that they exist, while giving a slightly educated view on harm reduction. Lastly we examine how well the alcohol industry has done to convince us all that that alcohol is just a little different than the rest of the drugs.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/
56:39
January 19, 2020
Depression (Sort Of)
We talk about depression, how it feels to be depressed, what to do if a loved one is experiencing depression and other mental health related suggestions.  We mention some genetics as it relates to addiction, establishing new friendships later in life/recovery, and the idea that people enter our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:14:33
January 12, 2020
Step One - We Admitted That We Were Powerless Over Our Addiction, That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable (Sort Of)
We are talking Step 1 and all that goes with it, honesty, powerlessness, surrender, acceptance, unmanageability, and more. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:30:06
January 5, 2020
Death by Overdose (Sort Of)
We're talking overdose, harm reduction, lost friends, how to solve addiction and more, as well as a couple tips on how to stay in recovery during the New Year's celebration.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:29:06
December 29, 2019
Christmas (Sort Of)
Christmas! Jingle Bells! Noel! We sort of talk about the season.  There's conversation about the blessings of enjoying Christmas.  We also look at if we do Christmas because we like it, or because there is shame in not doing what society is doing.  Finally we look at some tips for getting through the holidays with your recovery intact.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:29:26
December 22, 2019
Helping (Sort Of)
Is there a difference between "helping" time and time "off" from helping?  What is it like to experience unforgiveness?  Is compassion easier to express to strangers online the same way anger and frustration are?  The difficulty in taking a compliment.  The debate of the 12 steps working functionally or miraculously.  Would we ever leave the fellowship?  Should we celebrate anniversaries or is that rewarding what we already "should" have been doing?  Throw in come CBT and classical conditioning, along with our new segment, "How to change the world," and you've got good times.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:38:52
December 15, 2019
Stigma (Sort Of)
We're talking stigma, your word choices making a difference, using dreams, and I think we even mention football analogies.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf. 
59:40
December 8, 2019
Anxiety (Sort Of)
We talk about anxiety, quitting vaping, and dying...mostly.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:00:04
December 1, 2019
Money (Sort Of)
Today we talk about  Christmas shopping, consumerism (sort of) and money, and how all of the pressures of money in our lives can divert us from whatever our primary purpose might be.  Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @RecoverySortOf.
1:20:46
November 24, 2019
Work (Sort Of)
This episode delves into some topics related to recovery and work situations.  We talk about getting caught doing something wrong at work, having to be involved in the termination of an employee, and general work application of spiritual principles.  If you have a topic you'd like to hear discussed, or want to add your opinion, leave a message, email us at recoverysortof@gmail.com, or find us on Twitter: @recoverysortof. 
1:10:53
November 17, 2019
Parenting (Sort Of)
Today we talk about parenting in recovery, with some conversation about relationships, gratitude and feelings.  As always, feel free to join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at Recoverysortof@gmail. com, and now you can also find us on twitter: @recoverysortof
1:21:13
November 10, 2019
Religious Cult (Sort Of)
In this episode we talk about whether 12 step fellowships are religions, cults, both, or neither.  Join the conversation by leaving a message on Anchor or emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com. 
59:40
November 4, 2019
Meetings Suck (Sort Of)
We explore the reasons we think that meetings can suck at times and the goods and bad of what goes on in meetings.  We look at sharing early in recovery, being on your phone in meetings, chants, and bringing kids to meetings.
1:16:39
October 28, 2019
Meditation (Sort Of)
First episode where we talk about meditation and how that relates to recovery, life and well-being. Join the conversation by leaving a message on Anchor or emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com.
1:20:32
October 21, 2019