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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.

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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.

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Wonderful podcast!

By ECGmommy - Aug 02 2019
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I have been listening to this podcast for years, and I absolutely love it! It is such a great recovery tool, especially when I can’t make a meeting. I like to listen to it when I’m getting ready, driving, or doing anything around the house...it keeps my mind in a healthy place. Thank you, Spencer, for your service ❤️

Thanks Spencer

By crokc - Aug 02 2019
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I sure appreciate this podcast and thank you for your service to the recovery community. I just listened to the “Spencer and Amy” segment...you sound different as the guest.

iTunes Ratings

570 Ratings
Average Ratings
490
37
21
9
13

Wonderful podcast!

By ECGmommy - Aug 02 2019
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I have been listening to this podcast for years, and I absolutely love it! It is such a great recovery tool, especially when I can’t make a meeting. I like to listen to it when I’m getting ready, driving, or doing anything around the house...it keeps my mind in a healthy place. Thank you, Spencer, for your service ❤️

Thanks Spencer

By crokc - Aug 02 2019
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I sure appreciate this podcast and thank you for your service to the recovery community. I just listened to the “Spencer and Amy” segment...you sound different as the guest.
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The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.

Rank #1: Stepping Stones to Serenity – 1 – Episode 158

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  This is part 1 of a 4-part seminar titled “Stepping Stones to Serenity”, presented by Ellen C in 2008. This part covers steps 1 through 3.  

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Jun 21 2016
49 mins
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Rank #2: How to Sabotage a Relationship – 299

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In this recording from an IDAA (International Doctors in AA) conference in 2004, Tom and Gail H share their experience, strength and hope about how they sabotaged their relationship and how they repaired it in recovery. Upcoming: our 300th episode Our 300th episode is just around the corner! I’d love you to share how The … Continue reading "How to Sabotage a Relationship – 299"

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Aug 07 2019
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #3: Detachment with love – Episode 188

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Do you get caught up in other people’s problems or emotions? Does the phrase “loving detachment” just baffle you? We start with a reading from an Al-Anon flyer titled Detachment. What thoughts about detachment does the reading bring up for you? When you first heard the word “detachment” in a meeting, what did you think … Continue reading "Detachment with love – Episode 188"

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Jan 31 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #4: Living with Lies – Episode 132

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Do you obsess over the thought that your loved one might be lying? Do you have to prove the lies? How do you find the ability to trust in recovery? Julia joins Spencer to talk about lies, guided by these questions. How have you been lied to (in relationships with an alcoholic or addict)? How … Continue reading "Living with Lies – Episode 132"

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Dec 08 2015
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: Saying No — No is a complete sentence – 298

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Is it hard for you to say “no”? Do you avoid responding instead of saying “no”? Or, maybe you say “yes” when you want to say “no”. “No” is a boundary. Typically in response to a request or requirement to do something we do not want to agree to do and is not ours to … Continue reading "Saying No — No is a complete sentence – 298"

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Jul 31 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #6: Adult Children of Alcoholics – Episode 203

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Did you grow up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional family? How has this affected your life today? How can you recover from your childhood experiences? The ACA or ACOA program was created in the 1970s by a group of Alateen members who needed a program that focused on recovery from their experiences growing up in … Continue reading "Adult Children of Alcoholics – Episode 203"

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May 24 2017
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #7: Setting Boundaries without Controlling – Episode 44

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Do you struggle with setting boundaries? Does it feel like you are trying to control someone else when you set a boundary? Does your loved one accuse you of trying to control them? Do you have trouble following through with appropriate consequences when your boundaries are violated? Then today’s show is for you. We’re going … Continue reading "Setting Boundaries without Controlling – Episode 44"

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Oct 07 2013
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #8: Stay or Go? – Episode 78

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Are you in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict? Have you ever thought, “My life would be so much easier without this person?” Have you wondered how you could ever leave them? Today, we have 4 personal stories from individuals who faced that hard question, Stay or Go? Spencer starts with his experience. He … Continue reading "Stay or Go? – Episode 78"

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Jun 24 2014
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #9: Making a Decision – Episode 233

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Step 3 asks us to “make a decision” to turn our will to the care of a higher power. Why is this so hard for many of us? I looked back over 15 years at the 3 times I have worked step 3, and found the answers I wrote in 2002, 2011, and 2017 for … Continue reading "Making a Decision – Episode 233"

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Jan 16 2018
52 mins
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Rank #10: 178 – Boundaries “Best of” episode

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This “retro” episode was originally published as Episode 103. Have you ever set an ultimatum? What did you do when it wasn’t honored? How do you deal with unacceptable behavior from your loved ones? Spencer and Maria talk about boundaries. Last week, we read an email from a listener who asked these questions: Do any … Continue reading "178 – Boundaries “Best of” episode"

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Nov 08 2016
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #11: Worry – Episode 119

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Do you worry a lot? Is it hard to get your mind off the terrible things that might happen? Or maybe it’s just obsessing on the stuff that is wrong in your life today? Think about a time before program when you were worrying. What were you worrying about? How did worrying affect your life … Continue reading "Worry – Episode 119"

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Jul 14 2015
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #12: Mary Pearl T, Step 1 – Episode 259

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Mary Pearl T shares on Step 1, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.” Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

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Sep 05 2018
47 mins
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Rank #13: Triggers – Episode 92

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Do words and events throw you into your past? Do you get angry when it's inappropriate? What are triggers and how do they affect us? Spencer and Akilah talk about our experience of triggers and how the 12 steps have lessened their impact on our lives. We had a few basic questions to guide our … Continue reading "Triggers – Episode 92"

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Oct 21 2014
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #14: Codependency – Episode 66

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If you put your loved one’s needs ahead of your own… If you feel that others’ happiness is your responsibility… If your response to “what do you want for dinner” is “what do you want?”  … Then you’ve come to the right place, because today, we’re going to talk about codependency. Spencer took this one … Continue reading "Codependency – Episode 66"

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Mar 25 2014
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #15: Obsessive Thinking – Episode 197

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Do you obsess over your loved one's drinking? Do you keep chewing over past actions or wrongs done to you? How can we stop? What is obsessive thinking? What are some other words? Wallowing (in negativity/fear/anger) Resentment (as we discussed last week) Ruminating / chewing over (past wrongs / future problems) Looping What sorts of … Continue reading "Obsessive Thinking – Episode 197"

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Apr 04 2017
57 mins
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Rank #16: Boundaries – Episode 103

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Have you ever set an ultimatum? What did you do when it wasn’t honored? How do you deal with unacceptable behavior from your loved ones? Spencer and Maria talk about boundaries. Last week, we read an email from a listener who asked these questions: Do any of you out there have any personal experiences setting … Continue reading "Boundaries – Episode 103"

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Jan 21 2015
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #17: Intimacy – Episode 141

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Intimacy requires dialog, transparency, vulnerability and reciprocity; it is sustained through well-developed emotional and interpersonal awareness; it comes from a center of self-knowledge and self differentiation; and it evolves through reciprocal self disclosure and candor. Spencer recently was a speaker at an open panel meeting titled “The Effects of Alcoholism and Addiction on Intimacy and … Continue reading "Intimacy – Episode 141"

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Feb 09 2016
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #18: Slogans part 1 – Episode 131

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Maybe you’ve heard some of these slogans. “Easy does it.” … “How important is it?” … “Think” … “Let go and Let God.” Spencer and Eric talk about some slogans, guided by these questions. What did you think about these slogans when you first came to the program? Was there a particular slogan that you … Continue reading "Slogans part 1 – Episode 131"

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Nov 24 2015
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #19: Self Acceptance and Self Esteem – Episode 36

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Do you often judge yourself? Do you internalize the criticism of others?  Are you afraid they are right? Are you unable to like yourself? Then listen as Swetha, Spencer, and special guest host Erika talk about self acceptance and self esteem. We share our experience, strength, and hope around questions such as these: What is … Continue reading "Self Acceptance and Self Esteem – Episode 36"

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Aug 13 2013
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #20: Sadness and Loneliness – Episode 214

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How were you lonely and sad? Is there a difference between loneliness and being alone? How has recovery helped to relieve these feelings? Eric and Spencer explore loneliness, sadness, and recovery guided in part by these questions. Definitions. Sad, despair, isolated, grief, loss, How did you deal with (or not deal with) sadness before recovery? … Continue reading "Sadness and Loneliness – Episode 214"

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Sep 01 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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