Tony S - How Addiction Swapped in Recovery - Meeting 78

December 03, 2021 Justin B / Tony S Episode 78
Tony S - How Addiction Swapped in Recovery - Meeting 78
Show Notes

Tony S from New Zealand in his own words:  I came into Alcoholics Anonymous in a very dark state in 1989, and while I was grateful when the craving to drink and drug was removed by a power greater than me, the obsession to eat I'd been battling all my life got more powerful by the day. I continued to eat addictively, and, as a result, didn't experience the freedoms of AA's promises. (Sponsoring myself for eight years didn't help!). In a Paris hotel in 2002, after a deeply shameful episode, I finally accepted I was as powerless over food as I was over alcohol, and that I must seek help from sober members following the principles now practised by Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA). Since getting a real sponsor and starting to work the Steps, I haven't had to eat addictively or use any mind-altering substance and my life continues to get better day by day.

Welcome to Reco12.  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 webinar, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.  If you are hearing this meeting in recorded podcast form and would like to participate as a live audience member in the future, please go to to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations.  

Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping us working our Step 12 in this manner.  We gratefully accept contributions.  If you choose to contribute, you can go to  or you can click the link to PayPal (  in the chat of the live meeting.  When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 78.

Resources mentioned in this meeting:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA)

Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  This song is used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

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