Mark, Joe, Spencer, and Russ discuss our recovery topic: Hitting Bottom
Hitting Bottom is that moment when life has become so painful that recovery is made possible.
During the Interview Segment, we talked to Bob, Kyle, and Liz about the Recovery Topic: Hitting Bottom
Helen Sponsored our show tonight by making a generous contribution to the show by using the paypal donation button on the site. THANK YOU HELEN! Helen, an Al-Anon, also emailed us and we shared her thoughts.
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Lisa shared her thoughts regarding last week's topic: expectations. Thank you Lisa.
Regarding our recovery topic, Joe started the show off by telling us about his one year long approach to his bottom. The decline began with a failed suicide attempt, a secrete he kept until doing his 5th step.
Spencer, an Al-Anon, shared that Al-anons also have bottoms which helps them to reach out for help. Spencer described his bottom in terms of when his loved one confessed to him that they didn't think they could live sober. The realization that his loved one may not get recovery lead to a feeling of despair and loneliness, similar feelings as Joe shared.
Russ shared that he could relate to both Joe and Spencer's stories. Russ has a moment of clarity when he read his Physician's medical notes and the said that Russ was a CHRONIC alcoholic. That category gave him a moment of pause that lead him to recovery.
Labels: 12 steps, alanon, alcoholic, family, fellowship, hitting bottom, recovery