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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 25 minutes each week on a specific recovery topic. This will be followed by a moderated 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. To become a Reco12 Spearhead and support this mission, please consider subscribing at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1117700/support . All aspects of recovery will 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. 

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Yitzy R - Being a New Parent in Recovery - Meeting 242
Yitzy has been in recovery for a number of years. His primary program is SA, although he appreciates all the S fellowships and utilizes what he can from each of them. Yitzy also has worked the program for codependency out of the big book, which essentially allowed him to become more emotionally sober and eventually start dating. More recently, he started working ACA (adult children of alcoholics), which helped him put a voice to trauma that he wasn't aware of. It's a continuing journey, and Yitzy has already had a spiritual awakening as the result of getting started with facing his childhood. By God's grace, Yitzy got married to his wife, who is also in recovery. We now they have a baby girl. That has taken both of them on a deeper journey into recovery, healing from trauma, self judgment, fear, and responsibilities.  He will speak to us on what it's like to be a new parent in recovery.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this episode:SASAAACABig BookInside Out Movie12 Steps and 12 TraditionsOutro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic . Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
60:58 4/19/24
Ora F - Awareness Through Addiction in Chronic Pain - Afro-Euro - Meeting 241
Here is a little about our guest speaker today, Ora F, in her own words:  Having attended alanon as a teenager with a family member, I became familiar with the presence of a higher power in the rooms early on. My search for meaning is now underscored with the big book as I practice seeking on a daily basis. I am thankful to the rooms all over the world that support me as I navigate my recovery in marijuana addiction through the cycles of chronic pain. The awareness through these 164 pages has been a bright spot in my life.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Ora F, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
67:43 4/17/24
Constance S - Remaining Sober in a World that Celebrates Alcohol
Raised in the 1960’s and 70’s in Manhattan by parents who worshipped at the altar of the never ending party, Constance S’s alcoholism was a result of both nature and nurture. Having her first black out at 14 and having the Irish side of her family riddled with alcoholism, she knew her drinking days had an expiration date. And so Constance drank and snorted blow with a vengeance until she had reached jer limit of shame, bad decisions, holes in her memory and the detritus that we who are alcoholics have swirling around us. And so now, with 38 years of hard fought and hard won recovery under her belt, cobbled together one day at a time, she wouldn’t change any of it as she considers herself one of the most blessed humans on the planet, a truly grateful alcoholic.  In this meeting she shares how she stays sober in a world that celebrates alcohol.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:Alcoholics AnonymousBig Book of Alcoholics AnonymousTo get in contact with Constance or other previous guest speakers, please send a request to reco12pod@gmail.com Outro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
64:55 4/12/24
Afro Euro - The Family Afterward - Mommys In Recovery - Step 5
Karen A and Kirsty W are continuing this special series for The Family Afterward as a group of mothers who are living in recovery.  They will go through the Steps of Recovery from the perspective of mothers and families. Their topic of discussion in this episode will be the experience of working and living Step 5 as mothers in recovery.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with Karen, Nadia, or Kirsty, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
58:59 4/10/24
John K - Personal and Couples Recovery - Meeting 238
You will not want to miss this one if you are a married person working your recovery.  John belongs to AA and Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA). Early in Sobriety, he became a single parent to 3 kids due to his ex-wife's addictions. While AA became a way of life, John found great difficulty applying the principles in his marriage. Although he wasn't drinking he would withdraw under emotional pressure. John joined RCA in 2019 and started a recovery program in his marriage. Today he actively tries to merge his Higher Power in his recovery, marriage, and faith.Reco12 is self-supporting, and your contributions help us continue our mission. Thank you this last week to Shawn, Ethan, Justin, and Emma, for being Spearheads and supporting the Reco12 cause.  If you would also like to support Reco12 and become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)2024 RCA ConventionIntimacy Anorexia by Doug WeissTo get in contact with John K, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com.Outro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic . Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
61:18 4/5/24
Silvio D - 17 Years of Untreated Alcoholism
Silvio is an active member of Cocaine Anonymous, sponsored and sponsoring, he’s been through the steps twice and is coming up to 2.5 years sober, one day at a time. He’s GSR of the "Friendship on Fridays" CA meeting in Covent Garden in London. His favourite prayer is the serenity prayer, and he hosts and publishes the 12-step recovery podcast “12 Steps & 12 Questions”.  Today, Silvio speaks to us on 17 years of untreated alcoholism.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from today's meeting:12 Steps and 12 Questions PodcastCocaine AnonymousBig Book of Alcoholics AnonymousThe Artist's Way by Julia CameronThe Power of Now by Eckhart TolleOutro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic . Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
55:54 3/29/24
Cheryl B - God is Everything or Nothing - Afro Euro - Meeting 236
A little about Cheryl B in her own words:   I lived years in recovery as a dry drunk, thinking sobriety was my goal and battled with my thinking. Being sober did not mean I was working a 12 Step Program. In the grip of a progressive illness, it got worse, never better, until I finally handed my life over to a Power greater than myself.  Today she speaks on the topic of God is Everything or God is Nothing.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Cheryl, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
60:15 3/27/24
Young L - Our Ideas Didn't Work, But the God Idea Did - Meeting 235
Young found the 12 step rooms in 2010 after losing everything due to his daily heroin, crack and alcohol addiction. He didn't take any of the 12 steps and spent the next 8 years in and out of detox units and treatment centers.He was separated from all mind altering substances Chrismas eve 2018 and since that moment has thrown himself into a spiritual life and helping others.Today, he will speak to us on how our ideas don't work, but the God idea seems to work.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction. Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you! Resources from Today's Meeting:Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Outro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
61:06 3/22/24
Rego - Half Measures Avail Me Nothing - Afro Euro - Meeting 234
A little about Rego in his own words:  "But for the Grace of God, A religious boy who had to let go of god to find God. After alcohol beat me down, I found AA, but i resisted, why the pain? I stood on the edges and looked in, Untill i became part of my life changed. Where would i be without AA, Where would i be without Alcoholics Anonymous? The solution outlined in the book Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, and "I just want to keep talking about it and telling people"Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Resources from this meeting:Al-Anon12 Steps 4 HoursReco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Rego, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
75:45 3/20/24
Jeffrey B - What You are Looking For, You Are Looking With - Meeting 233
let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Jeffrey B and give a little background on him in his own words:  I’m a Sober Member of a 12 step fellowship. My Sobriety date is August 16th, 2003. I found freedom from Alcohol, Freedom from Self and Freedom from the delusion that I can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if I only manage well. It seems that when I reach a glorious sobriety summit, I can see and Get To experience more & more. Let’s stay safe and STAY!  Jeffrey speaks to us today, with Purdy as the host, about What You are looking for - you are looking with.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Purdy was kind enough to fill in in this meeting as Justin B was in route to seeing his first grandchild.  Thanks SO much to Purdy for doing this!Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the express permission of Cory Ellsworth.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
58:13 3/15/24
Afro-Euro - Family Afterward - Mommys in Recovery - Step 4
Karen A and Kirsty W are continuing this special series for The Family Afterward as a group of mothers who are living in recovery.  They will go through the Steps of Recovery from the perspective of mothers and families. Their topic of discussion in this episode will be the experience of working and living Step 4 as mothers in recovery.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with Karen, Nadia, or Kirsty, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showSupport the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
55:22 3/13/24
Josephine A - The CHOICE: Feeling Alive or Living the Lie - Meeting 231
Josephine started drinking at 11 years old and is a blackout addict by her own words. She has been in and out of the rooms of AA, SLAA, CoDA, CA, DA, Greysheet, and OA. Only when Josephine wanted to die in recovery, feeling desperate and insane, did things change. Today she is blessed and beyond grateful to be able to talk on Podcasts like Reco 12. To share her recovery , strength and hope to addicts of any kind. today she speaks on the choice of feeling alive or living the lie.  She was a previous speaker on meeting number 162.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, thus showing the common threads of recovery, no matter our addiction or affliction.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:Big Book of Alcoholics AnonymousReco12 WhatsApp Group.  To join, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com to request to join.Outro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
57:47 3/8/24
Nikki M - Al-Anon - Afro-Euro - Meeting 230
Nikki M found her way into the rooms in 2012 and has never left. The first few years were spent dying in the diluted message. Finally, after four years she was approach by a fellow with a real answer and a Big Book.  Since that day her program of recovery has been fueled by the Grace of God, the Power of 12 Steps, sponsorship and the fellowship of all recovery rooms. Nikki's story is one of transformation and healing distinguished by her practical application of the direct instructions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. She carries the undiluted message to countless rooms, sponsors both men and women, provides service to numerous local community groups and can be found at Noodle It Out with Nikki on Monday mornings at 9:00 am Eastern. She is also part of 2 new Reco12 podcasts Noodle It Out with Nikki and Big Book Roundtable.  If you have not heard Nikki M, Spearhead of God's ever advancing creation, you are in for a treat.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Resources from this meeting:Al-Anon12 Steps 4 HoursReco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Nikki M, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them. Outro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
63:27 3/6/24
Ashley S - Drop the Rocks! - Meeting 229
Ashley S from North Carolina is grateful to be a recovered sex addict and codependent. She has a deep love for the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous as it is the primary text that enabled her to enter upon a new relationship with her Creator and have a profound spiritual awakening to overcome her sex addiction back in 2021.  However, Ashley found herself hopeless once more as she was stuck in a toxic relationship in sobriety. By the grace of the God, she entered into the rooms of Al-Anon back in March 2023 and found a sponsor to take her back through the Big Book to heal from her codependency. Ashley’s talk today is based on Steps 6 & 7 and another spiritual text which had a profound impact on her recovery journey – Drop the Rock. Today, she is passionate about carrying the message to the addict who still suffers as she found it was the solution to help her “drop her rocks.” Ashley is grateful to be back on Reco12 one year later after reworking the 12 steps to share her new story!Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity.Reco12 is self-supporting, and your contributions help us continue our mission. Thank you this last week to Anne, Lo, Katrina, Ashley, and John for becoming Spearheads and supporting the Reco12 cause.  If you would also like to support Reco12 and become a spearhead, visit www.reco12.com/support . For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:SAA - Sex Addicts AnonymousAll Addicts AnonymousDrop the Rock bookHow to Listen to God bookAl-anonBig Book Step Study MeetingsTo get in contact with Ashley, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com and we will get you connected.  Outro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James, Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
57:29 3/1/24
Ben K - Recovery from Debting and Vagueness - Afro-Euro - Meeting 228
Karen A and  Ben K talk about Debting and Vagueness, and the recovery from both in this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share their experience, strength, and hope.   Here is a little about Ben K:  Ben K was a disturbed little kid, after discovering program and trying out different fellowships he finally found DA. Five years later, he is solvent, pays his taxes on time (with no resentment), and tries to live in abundance one day at a time.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host on Wednesdays at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Resource from this meeting:For an explanation about spending plans and how to use them and how to make them, check out this video Ben K did:  LinkReco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Binyamin H, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
55:15 2/28/24
Ralph D - Resentment and Obsession of the Mind is a Dangerous Place - Meeting 227
Here is a little about Ralph D.  From being raped by his brother at the age of 15 and groomed by four of his friends from that age until I was almost 18 lead him to many years of resentment, drinking very hard, using drugs and planning on killing the five of them or anyone that looked like them. The planning went on for many years in his head because he was trying to figure out a way of getting away with it without having to go to prison and without having to kill himself. In 2006 a friend of his told him (while they were drinking Jack Daniels and snorting cocaine) that he could find happiness in life if he went to AA and worked the steps and he believed hi=s friend. Ralph worked the steps right away after getting a sponsor and learned about forgiveness through working the fourth fifth sixth and seventh step. Through doing that he has never had that resentment again and his life has been much better. He currently has almost 3 years of S-Anon sobriety and part of the message he wants to give is to don't give up and to keep coming back.  He speaks to us today on resentment and obsession of the mind being a dangerous place to be.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!  Any donations received during this meeting will be sent directly to the National Suicide Hotline. Resources from this meeting:AAS-AnonAAANational Suicide Hotline - Dial 988Outro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
62:45 2/23/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Binyamin H - There Is a Solution - Meeting 226
Karen A and  Binyamin H talk about the fact that There IS A Solution in this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share their experience, strength, and hope.   Here is a little about Binyamin:  He had a spiritual awakening but he didn't do the step or work a program of recovery. Lost his mind and went insane. Started to work the program and found God's purpose for his life.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Binyamin H, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
58:50 2/21/24
Chuck H - Step 10 - Meeting 225
Chuck started off his sobriety journey, July 9, 2020 after feeling useless to everybody, especially to himself, that’s when he stuck a pistol in his mouth.He drank to black out since he was 13 years old, and at 46, finally hit his bottom.The 12 steps has led him to a God that he has only been able to experience, through working the 12 steps and living them on a daily basis.  Chuck has found usefulness in his life, usefulness to others, and especially usefulness to himself.Chuck thanks God for bringing him to AA!!Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:Alcoholics AnonymousBig Book of AA12 Steps and 12 TraditionsThe Wisdom of the Rooms bookOutro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James, Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
64:30 2/16/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Mommies in Recovery - The Family Afterward - Step 3
Karen A, Nadia J,  and Kirsty W are continuing this special series for The Family Afterward as a group of mothers who are living in recovery.  They will go through the Steps of Recovery from the perspective of mothers and families. Their topic of discussion in this episode will be the experience of working and living Step 3 as mothers in recovery.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with Karen, Nadia, or Kirsty, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
57:01 2/14/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Karen A - Twisted Thinking and Depression - Meeting 223
Karen A talks about her experience with twisted thinking and dealing with depressive thoughts and feelings in this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share her experience, strength, and hope.   Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with her.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
48:00 2/10/24
Dr. Judi Hollis - Transferring Addictions and Obsessions - Meeting 222
Dr. Judi Hollis has been an addiction pioneer since 1969 when under Mayor Lindsay’s Addiction Services Agency, she helped develop the first therapeutic communities in New York City. Using her countless books, workbooks, recorded lectures, and pamphlets she has been a tireless campaigner on national and local TV and radio broadcasts training professionals and aiding families throughout the world. A chair is being named in her honor at the Keck School of Medicine offering scholarships and a yearly symposium to study family therapy and a twelve step approach to treating all addictions. Although a gifted and artful professional, she emphasizes that her most vital strength comes from her continuing membership in three 12-step fellowships. Her talk today focuses on the issue of “cross addiction,” or “transferring obsessions,” and multiple use disorders. If we’ve surrendered to needing help with one part of our self-destructive lifestyles, why is it so difficult to ask for further help if needed? We’ll explore some of the resistances to further surrender and “contempt prior to investigation.” We’ll look at why the final addiction is always the most difficult. What essential ingredient of recovery are we avoiding? Can we see the need for more help not as a sentence, but as an opportunity? Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you! Resources from this meeting:Judi Hollis Contact - email judihollis@aol.comOvereaters AnonymousAl-AnonAlcoholics AnonymousOA BridgeBooks by Judi Hollis Outro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
67:02 2/9/24
Joan - Unique Definition of the Drug and of Sobriety in ABA - Meeting 221
Joan is from Western Canada and has been engaged in recovery from anorexia since 1983. She was one of the pioneering members of ABA in 1993. Her sobriety date July 13, 2002.  She speaks to us today on the unique definition of the drug and of sobriety in ABA - Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous.  Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:  Anorexics and Bulimics AnonymousAB-AnonAnorexics and Bulimics Anonymous BookBig Book of Alcoholics AnonymousSupport the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
63:11 2/2/24
Doug L - Helping Others is the Foundation - Afro Euro - Meeting 220
Karen A from Israel and  Doug L from South Africa talk about how helping others is the foundation stone in recovery  iin this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share their experience, strength, and hope.   Here is a little about Doug LDoug L, a recovering addict, entered Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 2013 to address my severe drug and alcohol addiction. It took Doug slightly over a year to achieve sobriety and confront the consequences of his actions. With over 10 years in the recovery program, he now serves as a sponsor, guiding others through the BB sponsorship guide. He embraces each day, knowing that a caring and powerful God is available to all that seek him, even during the challenging moments. The Big Book provides clear introductions to navigating life peacefully, and Doug strives to follow this path everydayReco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Doug L, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
55:39 1/31/24
Beth E - We Must Be Rid of Selfishness - Meeting 219
“I should, they should, the world should”! is how Beth started her email to me.  She says she can live life ‘should-ing’ all over the place where she starts objecting to reality  - and reality only wins 100% of the time. Blaming others for the way she feels, playing the victim, complaining, diving into self-pity or using anger to manipulate people to act right can easily be her emotional (im)maturity level. Attending AA, having a sponsor, taking the 12 Steps and continuing to seek and improve conscious contact with God helps her grow up & stay out of selfishness, by taking responsibility for herself with God’s help.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity. Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:Alcoholics AnonymousBig Book12 Steps and 12 TraditionsMelody BeattieRichard RohrOutro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James, Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic . Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
60:53 1/26/24
Andy T - Rebuilding from the Rubble - Meeting 218
Andy T,  from Australia, had a spiritual awakening (as a result of discovering meditation) 34 years ago. It enabled him to put down alcohol and other drugs. However, he had a sex addiction that progressed up till he joined 12-Step S fellowships 14 years ago. He now also does Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families.  Today he shares with us the process of rebuilding from the rubble by sharing some of his poetry he has written about recovery.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity.Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from today's meeting:Andy's poetry.  To request a copy of it or to get in contact with Andy T, please send an email to reco12@gmail.comSANASLAABig Book of AAOutro music is "Just Can’t Do this On My Own" written by James, Carrington, Thomas Barkmeijer and Paul Freeman and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
63:50 1/19/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Purdy - My Spiritual Home - Meeting 217
Karen A and  Purdy talk about Purdy finding his spiritual home in the rooms of recovery  iin this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share their experience, strength, and hope.   Purdy just spoke in the original Reco12 earlier this week and we are happy to have him on a second time.  His message is one that does not get tired.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Chris D, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
63:07 1/17/24
Purdy - A Mind that Sits Free - Meeting 216
Purdy is a Recovered Addict, The Obsession to Drink & Use has been lifted through a 12 Step Programme of Action. Action Heals the soul. His Peace with God fires up his Soul and he is All In. Purdy is an Active Sponsor at all times. He does Service and is the Founder of Spiritual Cartel, A meeting in the UK which runs 365 Days a Year. Purdy is Very Grateful and Humbled by it all. He has a Peace today, like nothing he has ever experienced and can feel Serenity from the Inside. No longer driving the external, it’s an inside job and today Purdy has a mind that sits free. TRUST GOD, CLEAN HOUSE, HELP OTHERS.Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity. Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this meeting:  Big Book SponsorshipCocaine AnonymousSpiritual Cartel MeetingsPoem (to get a recording of the poem, please send an email to reco12pod@gmail.com)Outro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic ." Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
62:26 1/12/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Mommies in Recovery - The Family Afterward - Step 2 - Meeting 215
Karen A, Nadia J,  and Kirsty W are continuing this special series for The Family Afterward as a group of mothers who are living in recovery.  They will go through the Steps of Recovery from the perspective of mothers and families. Their topic of discussion in this episode will be the experience of working and living Step 2 as mothers in recovery.Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with Karen, Nadia, or Kirsty, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
60:43 1/10/24
Thierry F - The Spiritual Life is Not a Theory - Meeting 214
Thierry was promised…that permanent recovery is achievable if he does exactly what it says in “how it works, into action, in trying to help others, and being a demonstration of the principles in all of his affairs”. Thierry testifies that his experience validates that promise.  In this meeting Thierry shares an energetic and powerful message on how the spiritual life is not just a theory.  Reco12 is all about exploring the common threads of addiction and sharing tools and hope from those on a similar path. We gather from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and places to learn and support one another. Our speakers represent various fellowships, addictions, and afflictions, reflecting the richness of our shared experiences. Join us in this journey of recovery and unity. Reco12 values your support in carrying out our 12th Step mission, providing essential resources for addicts and their loved ones. We welcome contributions to cover Zoom, podcast, web hosting, and administrative costs. Become a Reco12 Spearhead by becoming a monthly donor at https://www.reco12.com/support. For one-time donations, you can use PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/reco12 or Venmo at @Reco-Twelve. Your support makes a meaningful impact – thank you!Resources from this Meeting:AACABig Book of Alcoholics Anonymous12 Spiritual Practices 1.watch for manifestations of self (resentment, dishonest, selfishness, fear) Also…watch for Gods magic. 2.Ask (pray)-use all prayers 3.Discuss 4.Amends 5.Turn 6.Love and tolerance 7.Cease fighting 8.Safe and protected (don’t look at a clock or watch for 8-12 hours. Live a God directed life)9.Carry the vision of Gods will into all my activities (God show me the way)10.how can I best serve thee 11.Thy Will is being done 12. Exercise will power (if you don’t know what Gods will is, do the next right thing)Practice one a day. Then combine them to become a way of lifeTo get a pdf of these principles, send an email request to reco12pod@gmail.com CA Meeting referenced - Outright Mental Defectives.  Meets Saturdays at 3:00 pm eastern on Zoom.  Zoom ID: 794-600-3709  Passcode:  pdlOutro music is "Truth and Reconciliation" written and performed by James Carrington and used with full permission of James Carrington.  To learn more about this music and performer, please visit https://www.jamescarrington.net/ and https://m.facebook.com/jamescarringtonmusic . Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
62:45 1/5/24
Afro-Euro Reco12 - Chris D - The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Karen A and  Chris D help us understand the meaning of the word "trudge" as they walk  through this Reco12 Afro-Euro Speaker Meeting and share their experience, strength, and hope.  Young's topic is "Keeping it Simple"  Here is a little about Skye.  Skye is 15 months sober in AA and is also doing steps now in OA after 49 years of an unmanageable life.  She shares her walk through poetry and music in her recovery process. Chris's topic is "The Gift that Keeps on Giving".  Here is a little bit about Chris D:  Chris D comes from London, UK. He found the rooms of recovery via AlAnon, but found the program of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous & Cocaine Anonymous, and he has been sober since 23/12/2005. Having sworn he was finished with online meetings in late 2022, it turned out God had other plans for him! Chris is immensely grateful to have found the Big Book Sponsorship/Spiritual Gangsters community, at a point where he was prioritising length of sobriety over the daily reprieve. Reco12 Afro-Euro Timezone is a brand NEW Reco12 Resource in and for the Afro-Euro time zone hosted by Karen A.  We hope that you will join us and draw strength and hope from these podcasts that we will host every other Wednesday at 9AM GMT / 11AM Israel time.Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.Reco12 appreciates your help in keeping us working our 12th Step with these great resources and services for the addict and loved ones.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To become a Reco12 Spearhead you can quickly and easily become a monthly donor here: https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can do one-time donations through PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  or Venmo:  @Reco-Twelve .  Thanks for your support!If you would like to get in contact with either Karen A or Chris D, please send an email to reco12@gmail.com and we will get you connected with them.Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupInstagram PageBecome a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)PatreonPayPalVenmo: @Reco-TwelveYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp GroupReco12 Shares PodcastReco12 Shares Record a Share LinkReco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M PodcastReco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast
57:15 1/3/24

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