The Recovery Topic tonight is Isolation. Mark, Joe, and Spencer discuss Isolation before and after coming into the fellowship. Joe shared that before the program, he could isolate even when in a crowd because he was disconnected with his piers. Spencer, who is a member of Al-anon, shared that because of shame he isolated into himself so he didn't have to face other people.
Joe shared that since he entered the fellowship, it's important to stay connected to other recovery people so that they can call him out on his behavior. Spencer shared that when he shares a problem at a meeting, he feels better as opposed to when he avoids sharing a problem and the problem tends to consume him.
Labels: 12 steps, addiction, alanon, alcoholic, fellowship, program, recovery