Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, June 24, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m in early recovery and there are some situations that have been arising. I wanted to know how do you practice accepting life on life’s term on a daily basis? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, June 17, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m new in recovery and unfortunately my brother is still active. He has never really had any sober time. The problem is my parents sort of enable him, my mother especially. It’s a difficult situation for me to be around. I just wasn’t sure if you had any advice about how to handle that. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, June 10, 2014

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QUESTION

I just started going to AA meetings, and a couple of people have mentioned to me that I should do 90 meetings in 90 days. Why are they telling me this? What’s the significance? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, June 03, 2014

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QUESTION

My question, actually, is in two parts. The first is my wife and our relationship. She’s very scared, but she’s communicated a lot of, I guess what we could call, guarded optimism. The question being, how active should she be in my recovery plan and how can she best take care of herself? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, May 20, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m in early recovery right now, and I’m working on step four. It’s been an emotionally draining process to live back the memories that weren’t too positive. Do you have any recommendations of what I can do to turn the negativity around to positive thoughts while I’m still working through step four into step five? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, May 13, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m 34-years-old and I’ve been sober I guess you’d call it for five months now. This is not the first time that I’ve tried this. My question is my partner of ten years in nervous that it’s not going to stick. This is particularly troublesome because we’ve been thinking about starting a family. He’s ten years older than I am. I don’t really know what to say to him. I’m nervous myself that it won’t stick and I’m also nervous about I want to start a family but I’m nervous about it because I know I don’t want to subject a child to the disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, April 22, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m currently in recovery and I’m working a program. I just finished Step 8, which is made a list of all persons we had harmed and we calmly can make amends for them all. Moving into Step 9, which is making the direct amends to these persons, how do I deal with the negative reaction of these amends? Read the rest of this entry »