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BlackWhiteRecovery@gmail.com for comments, complaints & questions. BLACK & WHITE: Usually referred to as "Good & Evil". Most people believe the world is Black and white. RECOVERY: Eminem's much-anticipated 7th studio album (also references to 12 step programs) HOSTS: Ian (pronounced eye-an) and Lee (pronounced ass-hole)

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BlackWhiteRecovery@gmail.com for comments, complaints & questions. BLACK & WHITE: Usually referred to as "Good & Evil". Most people believe the world is Black and white. RECOVERY: Eminem's much-anticipated 7th studio album (also references to 12 step programs) HOSTS: Ian (pronounced eye-an) and Lee (pronounced ass-hole)

    So I dub thee unforgiven

    So I dub thee unforgiven

    You labeled me
    I labeled you
    So I dub thee unforgiven

    • 31 min
    Death on the door step....

    Death on the door step....

    “I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”

    • 43 min
    Somewhere on a Beach: How i relapsed over a friends betrayal

    Somewhere on a Beach: How i relapsed over a friends betrayal

    "Somewhere On A Beach"

    Bet you think I'm sitting at home. No.
    Bet you think that I'm all alone. No.
    Bet you think I'm missing you and wishing you would call my phone,
    Hell, no!

    I went wheels up on a runway
    And that ticket was a one-way

    I'm somewhere on a beach
    Sipping something strong,
    Got a new girl, she got it going on
    We drink all day, and party all night
    I'm way too gone to have you on my mind
    She got a body and she's naughty,
    And she got me like you ain't ever got me.
    I'm getting sun, getting some, and I ain't slept in a week
    Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.

    Heard you called my boys,
    Heard you called my folks
    They said you drove by my house real slow
    You can check any spot, roll down every road
    But, girl, I ain't even close

    I'm somewhere on a beach
    Sipping something strong,
    Got a new girl, she got it going on
    We drink all day, and party all night
    I'm way too gone to have you on my mind
    She got a body and she's naughty,
    And she got me like you ain't ever got me
    I'm getting sun, getting some, and I ain't slept in a week
    Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.

    I wish it could've worked out
    But I'm gettin' over you now,
    On a beach towel
    With my shades on
    My drink's up
    And the sun's out
    Huh! I'm somewhere on a beach!

    I'm somewhere on a beach
    Sipping something strong,
    Got a new girl, she got it going on
    We drink all day, and party all night
    I'm way too gone to have you on my mind
    She got a body and she's naughty,
    And she got me like you ain't never got me
    I'm getting sun, getting some, and I ain't slept in a week
    Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.

    Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    (Best of Episode) STEP ZERO: Obsession Over Obsession

    (Best of Episode) STEP ZERO: Obsession Over Obsession

    Spirituality, #12, #aa, #program, #recovery, #steps
    The triple O episode, the amendment to the 12 steps you have been waiting for...

    • 40 min
    (Best of Episode) Coping With Depression

    (Best of Episode) Coping With Depression

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    Coping with Depression

    When you’re depressed, you can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it.” But these tips can help put you on the road to recovery.
    Depressed young woman
    Why is dealing with depression so difficult?
    Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take the steps that will help you to feel better. Sometimes, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like exercising or spending time with friends, can seem exhausting or impossible to put into action.

    It’s the Catch-22 of depression recovery: The things that help the most are the things that are the most difficult to do. There is a big difference, however, between something that’s difficult and something that’s impossible. While recovering from depression isn’t quick or easy, you do have more control than you realize—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. You may not have much energy, but by drawing on all your reserves, you should have enough to take a walk around the block or pick up the phone to call a loved one, for example.

    Taking the first step is always the hardest. But going for a walk or getting up and dancing to your favorite music, for example, is something you can do right now. And it can substantially boost your mood and energy for several hours—long enough to put a second recovery step into action, such as preparing a mood-boosting meal or arranging to meet an old friend. By taking the following small but positive steps day by day, you’ll soon lift the heavy fog of depression and find yourself feeling happier, healthier, and more hopeful again.

    Coping with depression tip 1: Reach out and stay connected
    Getting support plays an essential role in overcoming depression. On your own, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy perspective and sustain the effort required to beat depression. At the same time, the very nature of depression makes it difficult to reach out for help. When you’re depressed, the tendency is to withdraw and isolate so that connecting to even close family members and friends can be tough.

    You may feel too exhausted to talk, ashamed at your situation, or guilty for neglecting certain relationships. But this is just the depression talking. Staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities will make a world of difference in your mood and outlook. Reaching out is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. Your loved ones care about you and want to help. And if you don’t feel that you have anyone to turn to, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network.

    How to reach out for depression support
    Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. The person you talk to doesn’t have to be able to fix you; they just need to be a good listener—someone who’ll listen attentively and compassionately without being distracted or judging you.

    Make face-time a priority. Phone calls, social media, and texting are great ways to stay in touch, but they don’t replace good old-fashioned in-person quality time. The simple act of talking to someone face to face about how you feel can play a big role in relieving depression and keeping it away.

    Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it. Often when you’re depressed, it feels more comfortable to retreat into your shell, but being around other people will make you feel less depressed.

    Find ways to support others. It’s nice to receive support, but research shows you get an even bigger mood boost from providing support yourself. So find ways—both big and small—to help others: volunteer, be a listening ear for a friend, do something nice for somebody.

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    • 50 min
    (Best of Episode) Selecting YOUR next sponsor

    (Best of Episode) Selecting YOUR next sponsor

    Spirituality, #12step, #aa, #bigbook, #ca, #na, #recovery
    What is a sponsor?
    AA.org defines a sponsor as “An alcoholic who has made some progress in the recovery program shares that experience on a continuous, individual basis with another alcoholic who is attempting to attain or maintain sobriety through AA.” In other words, a sponsor is someone who has been in the program long enough to build up some time in sobriety and can aid in helping someone stop drinking. They serve as a mentor of sorts, someone to whom people new to the program can ask questions or ask for advice. They also act as a person who leads newly sober meeting attendees through the 12 steps.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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