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Mental Health conversation centered around 12 step recovery and related topics. We talk about spiritual living, living with addiction and growing in the 12 steps. Find us on our home at https://recoverysortof.com/. If you want to join the conversation, email us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Recovery-Sort-Of-112376247161866/?view_public_for=112376247161866. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support

Recovery (Sort Of) - The Podcast Billy and Jason

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Mental Health conversation centered around 12 step recovery and related topics. We talk about spiritual living, living with addiction and growing in the 12 steps. Find us on our home at https://recoverysortof.com/. If you want to join the conversation, email us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com, find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RecoverySortOf, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/recovery_sort_of/, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Recovery-Sort-Of-112376247161866/?view_public_for=112376247161866. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverysortof/support

    87: If You Want to Get Sober, Get 'Robb'ed (Sort Of)

    87: If You Want to Get Sober, Get 'Robb'ed (Sort Of)

    We have on Dr. Robb Kelley to talk about his research and thoughts on treatment of alcoholism. Dr. Robb fills us in on some of his personal history, when he remember his drinking starting, key moments of his drinking, and how he came to find freedom from alcohol use. Dr. Robb tells us about how he has used that experience to find his calling, and how he treats people who struggle with alcohol use. We discuss if there is any difference between alcoholics and addicts, what sorts of evidenced based treatments are out there, and why the solutions aren't more widespread. Listen in as Dr. Robb explores how the brain of alcoholics is affected by childhood trauma, and then check out his website and podcast links below. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.

    Dr. Robb Kelly's website: https://robbkelly.com/

    Dr. Robb Kelly's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-through-addiction/id1527640123


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    86: Tradition 6 - An NA Group Ought Never Endorse, Finance or Lend the NA name... (Sort Of)

    86: Tradition 6 - An NA Group Ought Never Endorse, Finance or Lend the NA name... (Sort Of)

    The 6th Tradition: An NA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the NA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Tradition six deals with the problems that can go wrong when we decide to get involved by endorsing, financing or lending the name of the 12 step group to outside facilities or ventures. What happens is that money, property and prestige can divert us from our primary purpose. What does that mean? Well that's what we look at in the Sixth Tradition episode. We talk about ways this can go wrong if we were to do it. While the tradition seems self-explanatory, we look at the why's and how's it can all go wrong. We even mention the part where it talks about persons and literature from other fellowships being used in our meetings. This tradition can be a slippery slope. We do our best to understand how this tradition can apply to our personal lives, and the community at large. Listen in and learn about Tradition 6 and why it matters. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    85: Good Grief - Grieving in Recovery (Sort Of)

    85: Good Grief - Grieving in Recovery (Sort Of)

    We all experience pain in recovery, but what does recovery teach us about grieving? Do 12 step programs/fellowships leave room for grief? Does the program tell us that we should bypass the stages of grief? Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are the stages. Do 12 steps try to have us skip to the acceptance and not allow us the space to feel the other stages? We have Caraline on to talk about her experiences with grieving in recovery. Do we grieve missing our old using life? Are we allowed space to grieve losses of jobs? What is a helpful thing to say or do to someone who has just experience a loss? What is a harmful thing to say or do to someone going into a grief state? We talk about all this and more on the grief episode. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    84: After Praying, Zen We Meditate (Sort Of)

    84: After Praying, Zen We Meditate (Sort Of)

    We take another look at meditating. We have on Dave(Ryūmon) , a novice Zen priest to talk all about meditation. We talk about all the intricacies of meditation and ask the questions about what really matters when it comes to meditating. Is posture important? Do you have to sit, or can you stand or be laying? Is it only about not moving, or are there movement meditations? What are we supposed to think about or concentrate on while meditating? Is there a certain amount of time we have to spend in meditation in order to benefit from it? What's the rule about farting in Zen meditation? Dave (Ryūmon) helps us explore all these questions and more. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.

    Empty Circle Meditation website - http://emptycirclemeditation.com/

    Soji Zen Center website - https://sojizencenter.com/


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    83: Pain Medicine - Just What the Addiction Ordered (Sort Of)

    83: Pain Medicine - Just What the Addiction Ordered (Sort Of)

    Pain medicine in recovery. A slippery slope. We talk about our experiences when having to take pain pills, as prescribed by a doctor, and how the body doesn't know the difference between these prescription medications and the drugs we bought on the street. We examine the ways medical professionals entice us to use pain medication by stating that it's a part of the healing process, and try to understand if there's any truth to that idea. We explore the attitudes of persons in 12 step fellowships towards people who end up having to use pain management, and whether that's a great way to treat our members. Pain medicine in recovery is a scary idea, even if it's the right thing to do in the situation. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    82: Tradition 5 - Each Group Has but One Primary Purpose - To Carry the Message to the Addict Who Still Suffers (Sort Of)

    82: Tradition 5 - Each Group Has but One Primary Purpose - To Carry the Message to the Addict Who Still Suffers (Sort Of)

    We are talking the 5th Tradition - each group has but one primary purpose, to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. Tradition Five says that the 12 step fellowship has one primary purpose. Does this leave room for secondary purposes? Can a 12 step program also have other goals or objectives? Why is it that we come to a program to get clean, but our primary purpose in the Fifth Tradition isn't to get and stay sober? Are we aware that our primary purpose is to carry the message? What is the message we carry? That an addict, any addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. We examine how our groups can be proactive in carrying that message: by creating an environment of empathy, honesty, caring, sharing and service. Is one addict helping another truly without parallel? Is the group more powerful than the literature when it comes to carrying the message? What would happen if the group had a different purpose? We talk about all this and how we might be able to apply Tradition 5 in our lives outside the 12 step program. Join the conversation by leaving a message, emailing us at RecoverySortOf@gmail.com,  or find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or find us on our website at www.recoverysortof.com.


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NoahCharlieW. ,

Thought Provoking

Great recovery podcast which both introduces topics that I was unfamiliar with, and challenges my thinking on certain issues.

Thanks Jason and Billy for providing an additional medium for me to stay in touch with my recovery

ravensfan978 ,

I like It!

These guys are funny while being informative! I’ a person in long term recovery In a not so “common” recovery network but I could easily relate & look forward to hearing more of thes podcasts!

dpcreates ,

Very informative!

Could really learn about addiction from this. The stories can be pretty moving.

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