Recovery Vs Addiction

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In recovery is hope, peace and renewal but our addiction leads to Insanity, Prison and Death.  As we work toward a lasting recovery reminders of our addiction may appear. Our sanity may be challenged because of our past addiction but it can be restored.  The consequences of our actions while we were in our addiction may haunt us but we can become free. Our health may suffer because of the addiction but we can heal.

Remember that recovery leads to sanity, freedom and life.  It is the path of restoration.

Friday September 29, 2017

The addiction may have driven us to insane thinking but recovery is the path to a new found sanity. Never give up on that return to sanity!

Saturday September 30, 2017

Our addiction leads to prison.  That prison could be a physical one or a mental one that keeps us in the dark,  Focus on recovery and the prison door is opened. There is freedom in recovery.

Sunday October 1, 2017

Let the addiction die alone so you can live in community.

Forgetting And Forgiving

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Monday I forgot that I sponsored a meeting and it took a while to forgive myself for it. Much like our past addiction reminds us of forgotten mistakes we have to be ready to forgive ourselves to keep the pain from drawing us back.

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Forgiving yourself is the hardest thing to do. Remember that you can’t get better without first remembering to forgive yourself.

Thursday September 28, 2017

We don’t need to let go of the past but we do have to forget to keep it as baggage to keep us from forgiving ourselves.

Begin!!!

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It all started with one ‘hit’ and it ended with one disaster! Recovery is the path beyond the ‘hit’ and the disaster.  It is what you do after everything is put in front of you.  For me it was a stay in a mental hospital and a meeting.  What do you do with recovery?

Monday September 25, 2017

When recovery begins life is rebuilt! Are you ready to BEGIN?

Be willing to change.

Entrust others to help you

Get that help and  focus on using the resources available,

Intentionally work the process.

Never give up.

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Start considering what is available and make a commitment to reach out to those who are willing to help. Don’t let the addiction keep you in crisis mode.  Fight for recovery mode.

Meeting At 3:30 PM

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Hi there,

Bernard Zeitler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Recovery Meeting
Time: Sep 23, 2017 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sat, until Nov 04, 2017, 7 occurrence(s)
Sep 23, 2017 3:30 PM
Sep 30, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 7, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 14, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 21, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 28, 2017 3:30 PM
Nov 4, 2017 3:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/379785112/ics?icsToken=84691206477f27aea7e0bfc48035b9a54952399ed769199ad9af5f46bc49177d

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/379785112

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,379785112# or +16699006833,,379785112#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
Austria: +43 (0) 72 011 5988
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088
Bahrain: +973 1619 8488
Belgium: +32 (0) 2 588 4188
Brazil: +55 11 4680 6788 or +55 21 3958 7888
Bulgaria: +359 2 492 5688
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Chile: +56 41 256 0288
Colombia: +57 1 508 7702 or +57 2 620 7388
Croatia: +385 1300 0988
Cyprus: +357 2 200 0888
Czech Republic: +420 2 2888 2388
Denmark: +45 89 88 37 88
Dominican Republic: +1 829 956 2188
El Salvador: +503 2113 9088
Estonia: +372 880 1188
Finland: +358 (0) 9 4245 1488
France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188
Georgia: +995 3224 73988
Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188
Greece: +30 211 198 4488
Hong Kong: +852 5808 6088
Hungary: +36 1 701 0488
Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
Ireland: +353 (0) 1 691 7488
Italy: +39 069 480 6488
Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488
Latvia: +371 6303 1888
Lithuania: +370 5214 1488
Luxembourg: +352 2786 1188
Malaysia: +60 3 9212 1727
Malta: +356 2778 1288
Mexico: +52 554 161 4288
Netherlands: +31 (0) 20 241 0288
New Zealand: +64 (0) 4 831 8959 or +64 (0) 9 801 1188
Norway: +47 2396 0588
Panama: +507 380 3900 or +507 833 9588
Peru: +51 1 707 5788
Poland: +48 22 307 3488
Portugal: +351 308 804 188
Puerto Rico: +1 787 945 1488
Romania: +40 31 630 1088
Singapore: +65 3158 7288
Slovakia: +421 233 056 888
Slovenia: +386 1888 8788
South Africa: +27 87 551 7702
South Korea: +82 (0) 2 6022 2322
Spain: +34 91 198 0188
Sweden: +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
Switzerland: +41 (0) 31 528 0988
Turkey: +90 216 900 1866
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
Meeting ID: 379 785 112
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=otM1mvBVejR1kvhuM7ZFdPiOXfI_nLrm

 

Never Give Up! Begin This Moment Clean!

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Recovery is not a solo effort but you do have to work at it in every moment. Thanks to others around me I have found some things to help with that. Here are a few links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygatoolkit.mytoolkit&hl=en

ttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.patthebeard.ga_books&hl=en

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.topot.cleancounter&hl=en

For more go to the Google App Store and type in Gamblers Anonymous.  If your addiction is something else type it in with Anonymous and see what happens!

Friday September 22, 2017

Remember to seek recovery in those who are there to help and the resources available to help you get through a day.  It is not weak to seek help.

Saturday September 23, 2017

Old ‘friends’ may call you a loser because you have quit your addiction and are seeking recovery.  Remember what they are losing because of the addiction and that you are a winner in recovery.

Sunday September 24, 2017

Remember that there are resources to help when you are struggling. Then remember to use them.  There is nothing wrong with seeking out help from your brothers and sisters in recovery!

Don’t Miss The Opportunity! 6:30 Tonight!

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Don’t be left out! If you can make it tonight August 21, 2017 at 6:30 Pm EDT. 5:30 CDT,  4:30 MDT, 3:30 PDT And SO Forth.

Hi there,

Bernard Zeitler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Recovery Steps Meeting
Time: Sep 21, 2017 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/217580441/ics?icsToken=db381303cb734b530abc43d224d4d0507cbf18395b0a22418beca67729095428

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/217580441

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,217580441# or +16468769923,,217580441#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 217 580 441
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=5QGIUzI0D5sho7_RMzF8VtdmcizHsRV8

 

Stress In Recovery

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There is a crazy thing that happens from time to time as we work recovery.  We forget to breath.  I was preparing to write today and found myself in a minor crisis which threw me off.   This resulted in the “Urge” to escape.

Wednesday September 20, 2017

Never give up because that is where failure begins.  No matter what comes my way in recovery I can’t return to the destruction of my addiction because it will only make it worse!

Thursday September 21, 2017

Recovery is the process of keeping the mind on keeping going no matter how many relapses happen.

 

Meetings Now Available With World Wide Access!

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The meetings started on zoom will be expanding their reach! Before today there was only a number for those in the USA.  Today that changes! Below is a list of countries that will have a phone number to join a meeting! The new information will be shared later today!

United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Peru, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea

If you don’s see your area of the world covered let me know and if possible it will be added!

FURTHER CHANGES:

  1.  These meetings are also set up to happen even if I can’t be there! What that means    is that I will work on finding others who are willing to lead a meeting on line  (maybe you are willing) so that more meeting times can be added. Once new  people are added to the volunteer forces to facilitate meetings I will add them to  the Co Hosting list and they will be able to act as a full fledged facilitator!
  2.  Meetings will be expanding soon regardless as once I’ve set them up they can  happen due to the setting of “Enable Join Before Host”.  Thus I can set up a meeting  and it can happen even without me being present.
  3.  Meeting facilitators will be added as they come forward to do so.
  4.  Presently the meetings are limited to 45 minutes but if they become popular the  time can be extended if people donate to the cost of doing so.
  5.  Future meetings may be arranged that are completely closed (Require passwords) if people desire training meetings or other more personalized meetings.
  6.  Suggestions are presently being accepted for further growth of the process.

 

Recovery: Will You Be There?

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Recovery is not a solo process. It requires more than your personal commitment  alone.  When there is an opportunity to get help from others you need to be willing to work with them.  It doesn’t mean you will not relapse but if you stick with it you will relapse less.  At some point you will not relapse at all but that is not the time to stop working on the treatment because stopping treatment leads to relapse no matter how long it’s been!

Monday September 18, 2017

Meetings make it so make the meetings.  Don’t miss them unless you have no choice. Even then look for a way to attend a different one.  Remember that recovery is work but addiction is death!

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Recovery is a process that is not a competition but a team effort! Work with others so that everyone has the opportunity to make it through each moment.

 

A simple reminder to everyone:  Meetings are available via zoom.

http://www.standtallrecoveryservices.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/meeting-times-set/

 

Meeting Times Set!

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Per a post earlier today here are the days and times for the meetings.  After the 10 weeks all meetings that are getting at least 2 people will continue. The others will be evaluated. If these times do not work but you would like to attend one please contact me at Continuedrecovery@Gmail.com with times that would work for you. I will try to establish one at that time.

Mondays

Topic: Recovery Begins
Time: Sep 18, 2017 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Oct 23, 2017, 6 occurrence(s)
Sep 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Sep 25, 2017 10:00 AM
Oct 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Oct 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Oct 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Oct 23, 2017 10:00 AM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/421847496/ics?icsToken=8976c5f1bc0cb414f9eef3771782339e1a190f62d5bc26e7ac68ecbf7ce48167

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/421847496

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,421847496# or +16699006833,,421847496#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 421 847 496
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=zbaV3ehvQNXv4Y_Rd31JF4rMuL0CeV4Q

Wednesdays

Topic: Recovery Meeting
Time: Sep 20, 2017 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, 10 occurrence(s)
Sep 20, 2017 2:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM
Oct 4, 2017 2:00 PM
Oct 11, 2017 2:00 PM
Oct 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Oct 25, 2017 2:00 PM
Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM
Nov 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Nov 15, 2017 2:00 PM
Nov 22, 2017 2:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/315284834/ics?icsToken=a6ff816ff79790517307f079a772e45147accb06c1fdd33efb02851065001fed

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/315284834

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,315284834# or +16699006833,,315284834#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 315 284 834
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=ENg82f9M4mH-NBecJOK4FS-0DdZJcMKS

Thursdays

Topic: Recovery Steps Meeting
Time: Sep 21, 2017 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until Nov 02, 2017, 7 occurrence(s)
Sep 21, 2017 6:30 PM
Sep 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Oct 5, 2017 6:30 PM
Oct 12, 2017 6:30 PM
Oct 19, 2017 6:30 PM
Oct 26, 2017 6:30 PM
Nov 2, 2017 6:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/217580441/ics?icsToken=db381303cb734b530abc43d224d4d0507cbf18395b0a22418beca67729095428

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/217580441

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,217580441# or +16699006833,,217580441#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 217 580 441
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=5QGIUzI0D5sho7_RMzF8VtdmcizHsRV8

Saturdays

Topic: Saturday Recovery Meeting
Time: Sep 23, 2017 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sat, until Nov 04, 2017, 7 occurrence(s)
Sep 23, 2017 3:30 PM
Sep 30, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 7, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 14, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 21, 2017 3:30 PM
Oct 28, 2017 3:30 PM
Nov 4, 2017 3:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/379785112/ics?icsToken=84691206477f27aea7e0bfc48035b9a54952399ed769199ad9af5f46bc49177d

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/379785112

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,379785112# or +16699006833,,379785112#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 379 785 112
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=otM1mvBVejR1kvhuM7ZFdPiOXfI_nLrm