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Here is a little about our speaker today, Justin B, in his own words: I am a son of God and a recovering addict to lust. I have been blessed with sobriety, one day at a time, since June 19, 2015. In my journey in recovery, I have learned many lessons. One of the primary is that "I don't got this". I have learned that when the phrase, "I got this!" crosses my mind or lips, that I better put my head on a swivel and become very aware of my situation and surrender it to my Higher Power immediately. That is kind of the basis of the essay that I will be reading for the podcast. I am going to read an essay that I wrote after an experience I had with my 5th birthday in sobriety and soon thereafter.
Merry Christmas to you all! Today’s Podcast and meeting will be a bit different since today is Christmas Day. And, to be honest, I am spending it with my family. This was pre-recorded and scheduled to be released today, on Christmas Day. I know that addiction does not rest on holidays, in fact, for many, holidays are the hardest days. That being the case, I felt it important to still release something for you to get a little bit of that daily bread that helps us make it through today, one day at a time. So, let’s get to it.
Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting. We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few. We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, typically each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes. Then, we, the live audience, would typically get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes. If you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.
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Thanks again for tuning in to the Reco12 weekly speaker meeting for all addicts and those wanting to learn more about addiction and the recovery therefrom. We will be back live on New Years Day with a very cool guest, Tom B, a member of AA and sober since 1985. His topic will be “My Path to a Meditation Practice: 20 Years of Struggle”. If you have not yet gone to www.reco12.com and submitted your email address (you only need to do it once), please get on the invitation list, so you can join us live, each Friday at 12:00 noon, central time.
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