Take 12 Recovery Radio

Take 12 Recovery Radio

Take 12 Recovery Radio is a Twelve Step focused recovery talk and positive music radio broadcast helping to break the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction.

Your host is Monty Dale Meyer aka the Monty'man from Albany, Oregon.

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Two Families share their experience, strength and hope as it relates to their relationship being married to an alcoholic/drug addict.Special guest Martin and Kathy W. and the Monty'man's wife Marsha join the show to share some extremely interesting stories that many will be able to identify with. Opening the show with a Happy New Year countdown, this show is one of the most informative we have ever done as it tells all when it comes to some issues of co-dependency, addiction and the life of those married to addicts and alcoholics. Closing out the show is a powerful song by recovery recording artist, Blake Bolerjack.Don't forget to subscribe to our shows, follow us on PodOMatic or download the PodOMatic App for iPhones and Android or subscribe on iTunes. Visit our main website at www.Take12Radio.com for more recovery Talk and Positive Music.

Jan 2016

1 hr 14 min

The Monty'man welcomes back William G. Borchert author of the most watched movie ever broadcast on television, "My Name is Bill W." William shares an extremely personal look into his own life in his new book, "How I Became My Father... A Drunk". This is the story of one of the world's most beloved authors of our time. His ability to share his story with a heart for those suffering from alcoholism as well as those who love the alcoholic is remarkable. Don't miss this powerful broadcast as Monty welcomes for a third time to the show, Mr. William G. Borchert. Please follow us here on PodOMatic and become a member. Also check out our main website at www.Take12Radio.com

Jan 2016

56 min 19 sec

"In 12-step programs, there is a term: 13th stepping. It’s not an official part of the AA program but rather a colloquial term for when someone with more than a year of sober time hits on a person with less than a year. And it can be perilous. Says Melody Anderson, a therapist who specializes in addiction and once ran the Friends and Family program at Hazelden, “It creates a differing power ratio where someone is gaining power over someone who is weaker, and it can endanger both of their sobriety. The one thing I always want people to realize is this is not a gender thing. All sexes and gender preferences can be predators.” Join the Monty'man, Bruce H. and Roger M. as they look into the issues surrounding the many facets of Step Thirteen. It can be more involved than you think. We close out the show with Michale Purington's song "New-Comers In Love".

Mar 2016

1 hr 1 min

According to some in recovery, we should never get angry. They say anger will always lead to relapse, but does it? Is anger the same as resentment? Is there a difference? Is it possible that anger may even be a healthy and normal emotion? Join Eve, Bruce and the Monty'man as they discuss Anger vs. Resentment. Closing song, "A Call to Arms" by Jamie Alker.

Mar 2016

59 min 37 sec

Toni J (TJ) from Albany, Oregon joins the Monty'man and Bruce H. as they discuss the power of forgiveness. It has been said that the prisoner forgiveness really frees is those who forgive. For many of us, we have suffered greatly at the hands of others and it may not be that easy to forgive, but how important is it really for a healthy recovery process? Also, join in on some of the craziest things that have ever happened at McDonalds restaurants as we honor our special Co-Host, Toni, the Queen of the Golden Arches. Our closing song is "Reach Out" by recovery recording artist Hilary Roberts

Mar 2016

1 hr

Is it ever alright to take other people's inventory while in recovery? What about judging others? What about condemnation of others? Can we make observations of others behaviour in order to learn what not to do, or are we guilty of stepping out of bounds? Join Bruce and Monty as they welcome special guest Co-Host, Roger M. from Southern California to the show. Let's take some inventory!

Apr 2016

52 min 3 sec

Monty interviews the amazing Rusty Golden. Rusty, son of the Oak Ridge Boys William Lee grew up with Country and Gospel music all his life and had his run in with mood and mind altering substances as well. His story is filled with the lights of Nashville and the amazing music of some of the most incredible people in the music industry. Rusty shares his story of redemption and how he is now giving back to those who are hurting and living with addiction and alcoholism through his amazing CD "SOBER" Tune in as we sit down with Rusty and hear four incredible songs from his CD.

Apr 2016

1 hr 9 min

How many chances do you give an addict or alcoholic who continues to relapse, not follow a plan of recovery or perhaps just doesn't seem to "Get IT"? Is there a number of chances given? Is there a point when you need to walk away? Could we be doing more harm than good? Could the responsibility perhaps fall on those who have been teaching something other than the Twelve Steps and the principles laid before us in our recovery literature?Join the Monty'man, Toni J. and Bruce H. as they unpack this controversial question.

Apr 2016

1 hr 5 min

In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Sylvia K. writes the wonderful story entitled “The Keys To The Kingdom”. Join Toni, Bruce and the Monty’man as they discuss what The Keys To The Kingdom means to them and a little history about the author. In a time when women were not always welcome in A.A. meetings, Sylvia made her mark by being the first women in A.A. to achieve long term sobriety. Though Marty M. was recorded as the first female member of A.A., Sylvia stayed sober much longer and shares in this beautiful story how she was given The Keys To The Kingdom.

May 2016

59 min 13 sec

In life and certainly in recovery we are all going to experience grief. Perhaps it will be due to the death of a loved one or even the death of a friendship, pet or division caused by family issues. Regardless of the cause, no one is exempt from the experience of grief. Join Toni, Bruce and the Monty'man as they discuss the five stages of grief.

May 2016

59 min 43 sec

Special guest Greg Seward Director at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and School and certified Master Tobacco-Treatment Specialist joins the Take 12 Radio co-hosts on the topic of smoking, vaping and chewing. With the emphasis on Vaping and e-cigarettes this show is one you don't want to miss.

May 2016

1 hr 2 min

Get ready for a controversial show and the can of worms that may be opened during the show. This week's topic takes a look at what Alcoholics Anonymous considers as "Closed Meetings".What is a closed meeting according to A.A.? What is an open meeting? Do they contradict each other? Is there confusion here even in the printed page of A.A.'s Website? Or are we just splitting hairs? You be the judge. Perhaps we protest too much. Please click on the "Follow" button and "Like" button. Note: We do not represent A.A. or any other Twelve Step fellowship.

May 2016

1 hr 7 min

Ah yes, the age-old question as old as the Twelve Steps themselves. Do we ever fully recover from our addictions or are we always in a process of recovery? What does our recovery fellowship members say about this compared to the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous? You may be surprised.Join Toni, Bruce and the Monty'man as they welcome some special guest to the studio, Walter and Harlen for this controversial topic.

May 2016

58 min 33 sec

Proverbs 23:7 says: "For as one thinks, so he is..." It's not news to any of us that when we think we are losers we act like losers but when our thinking is in the positive we walk through life and our recovery differently. Can we change the way we think or are we left to be powerless over our own critical thinking? Join the Monty'man and co-hosts as they share and unpack this week's topic so important to healthy living.

Jun 2016

58 min 40 sec

For those of us in recovery, setting healthy boundaries is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle free from the bondage of drugs and alcohol. Join the Monty'man, Toni and Bruce as they discuss setting healthy boundaries with old friends, current relationships and those who have wronged us. Also, play Take 12 Trivia and enjoy this week’s recovery song by Eli Tellor, "As I Watched You Go"

Jun 2016

1 hr 3 min

This is a three topic show on Using Dreams, Forced Meetings and Coffee.There is medical science behind using dreams that may actually demonstrate a person’s willingness to be serious about their recovery.Then, we move over to forced meetings. You know, when a person is court ordered or given an ultimatum by a loved one that they must go to recovery meetings.There is much controversy around this type of meeting attendance. And what about coffee? Should recovery groups be financially responsible for supplying coffee at the meetings?Closing the show out with Jeff Bate's song, “He Wasn’t Like Us”.All of this and Take 12 Trivia on this episode of the world's best recovery talk and positive music station with special guest host, Jack M.

Jul 2016

1 hr 1 min

Join Monty, Toni and Bruce as they unpack the question, "Should Addicts Go The Jail For Being Addicts?" Does incarceration within the criminal justice system really solve the addiction problem or is there much more to this than jail can even begin to touch? And what about when an addict is released from prison and can't get work and nobody wants him or her around? Recovery Recording Artist, Jeff Bates closes out our show with his song, "One Second Chance".

Aug 2016

57 min 47 sec

From Our Archives: In memory of Timothy Scott Cook. Join Monty, Eve and Bruce as they welcome Brent Cook to the show. Brent is a past board member of Take 12 Radio and is a family member of an alcoholic. As we talk about the three types of drinkers found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, (the moderate drinker, the heavy drinker and the real alcoholic) Brent shares his heart coming from the place of a loving family member of a true alcoholic.Sadly Tim passed away a few months after the show was broadcast. Tim went home to be with the Lord as a sober man.

Aug 2016

1 hr 9 min

Join the Monty'man, Toni J. and Bruce H. as they take a look at the lives of three men who recently relapsed.Each man had a particular characteristic that fueled their relapse. Two of these men had experienced long term sobriety and one had been sober longer than he had ever been before. One was incredibly smart but prideful, one was over worked and had become too busy and the other had become complacent in his recovery. All three men had something in common, but what was it? Tune in and find out what prevented these men from living in a state of recovered. Closing song: "What Price" by Recovery Recording Artist, Sonia Lee.

Sep 2016

1 hr 5 min

Join the Monty'man & Toni J. for an incredible show featuring some of the top recovery recording artist in the world right here on Take 12 Recovery Radio. Each artist has been a guest on our show and has shared their music over the years with our audience. This show features some of the best of their work, their heart and their own recovery. This show promises to tug on your heart strings, lift you up and encourage your own recovery.

Sep 2016

1 hr 9 min

From the Archive Zone comes another show from the best of Take 12 Recovery Radio. Some of these shows go back as far as 2004 when we first began broadcasting. Because so many of you have requested shows from our past broadcast we will be bringing many of them back to you here each Wednesday for your enjoyment. Shows include the Coffee with the Coffey’s Open Forum Wednesdays, Interviews with recording artist, clinicians, authors, treatment professionals and personal stories of experience, strength and hope. If you love trivia, Ed D. is the trivia king. If you love recovery music, Monty brings you some of the world’s best and if you love good healthy recovery talk radio, you will find it right here. So enjoy and please “Like” the show and follow us on PodOMatic.

Sep 2016

1 hr 23 min

What does it mean to be a true friend? Are friendships the same as acquaintances or does it go deeper than that? Can you be a close friend with a member of the opposite sex without sex? Are friends sometimes toxic? Is there a time to say good-bye to a true friend? What are some of the characteristics of a true friend? Join the Monty'man, Bruce and Toni as they discuss this week's topic. Also we get a great surprise as one of our former Co-Host visits the radio station. Closing song: "The Heel of the Bread" by Jerry Vandiver

Oct 2016

1 hr 1 min

Many of us lived life in the fast lane when it came to our drinking and drugging but the question is, did we have a choice? Were we powerless over our active drug and alcohol use or could we make a moral decision to not pick up? Is it possible to have the power of choice and then lose it? Can we ever regain the ability to make the right choice and if so, how? Join the Monty'man, Toni J., Bruce H., and Marv R. as they discus this weeks topic. Closing song: "I Want to Live Like That" by Beth Champion Mason.

Oct 2016

1 hr 2 min

Ever wonder why people in Twelve Step support meetings introduce themselves in so many different ways? "Hi I'm John and I'm an alcoholic"; or "My name is Lisa and I'm a drug addict", or "My name is Fred and I'm an alcoholic/addict." On this week's show we will be talking about some of our thoughts on the matter of, WHEN IN ROME. What does that mean and are these introductions important or no big deal. Closing song: In The Rooms by Richie Supa.

Nov 2016

57 min 15 sec

Many people feel that an addict or alcoholic in the thrust of his or her illness is not necessarily responsible for their actions while under the influence of mind altering substances. Some folks would disagree and would like to see people prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law when caught under the influence of illegal substances and still others wish to decriminalize addiction calling it a health crisis not a crime. All this and more on this week's show.Closing song: "Some 1 Like U" by Kathy Moser www.kathymoser.com

Jan 2017

1 hr 11 min

Those of us who are allergic to alcohol (alcoholic) simply can not drink without serious consequences to our health, relationships and our spiritual condition, but what about those who can have a beer now and then or who drink with no consequences? Are these people doing anything wrong? Are these folks in any kind of danger? Who are these men and women who sometimes stir jealousy in our hearts because they can drink and we can't?

Jan 2017

56 min 37 sec

When we are able to be comfortable in our own skin regardless of other people's actions, we have learned the art of Emotional Sobriety. On the other hand, when we are dependent upon other people filling our expectations, that is when we are Emotionally Dependent and unable to stand on our own two feet. An effective recovery can only take place when we learn to be Emotionally Sober. Closing Song "Say Yes to a Better Life" by Kelly Z.

Feb 2017

55 min 51 sec

Some would say that when we fail at something it means we didn't try hard enough or we weren't serious about our efforts. Some even go so far to say that failure is sin and that we were never meant to fail. Others teach that failure is the beginning of success and that it is a necessary part of the journey in recovery and in life. Join us for this informative show on the topic of failure. Closing song: One Second Chance by Jeff Bates

Feb 2017

57 min 18 sec

How many times have we said "I have the right", or "It's my God given right?" How much time do we spend demanding our rights for this or that? Do we really have any rights at all and if we do what are they? Do we care about the rights of others or only what we want when we want it. Are we so ego driven that we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate? How does demanding our rights influence the recovery from addictive illness? Join us for this week's show as we discuss "RIGHT FIGHTING"

Mar 2017

1 hr 2 min

Is relapse ever part of recovery? Perhaps this is the wrong question. This week's topic discusses "Relapse Games" Are people playing games with their lives when they dabble with addictive behavior? Is relapse a NO BIG DEAL issue? How many people relapse in their recovery process. Do we cheat people out of the truth by patting them on the butt and telling them it's OK when they relapse? What exactly is relapse anyway? Closing Song: What Faith Can Do by Kutless.

Mar 2017

1 hr 9 min

Unforgiveness just imprisons you in the past, and for all the time that you go back to the past and regurgitate that unforgiving attitude, you will accumulate in your life the tragedy of anger and hostility escalated, built on, accumulated, piled up, which will rob you of the joy of living. You will go through life feeling just as bad as you do now or worse – with no relief in sight. On the other hand, forgiveness opens the door and lets the prisoner out. Forgiveness sets you free from your past. As soon as you forgive it, it’s gone, you’re free. If you insist on remembering the offense and never forgiving it, then you allow the person to go on offending you the rest of your life. And it’s your fault, not theirs. Closing Song: Forgiveness by John Bartol

Mar 2017

59 min 16 sec

Are you a worry wart? A nervous Nellie? Do you constantly fret about everything and anything from your health to how you are perceived at work to whether or not a terror strike is imminent?If this sounds like you, then you may be worrying your life away. And what about your recovery? Do you future trip on your sobriety date, if you can make it one more day without drinking or using? This excessive worry doesn't just affect your mental health; it also can wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Closing Song: Heart To My Head by David Ashley

Apr 2017

1 hr 9 min

"If I were only better at it, if I were only smarter, if I were only stronger in my recovery, my faith, my prayer life, my spirituality". How many times have we told ourselves that if we were only this or that we could be better, do better, live better? But what if our success comes from our failures, from our character defects and yes even through weakness. Just what if?Closing Song: My Eyes Are Dry by Keith Green

Apr 2017

59 min 37 sec

Over an hour of pure recovery music from some of the movers and shakers in the recovery recording artist community. Names like Amanda Broadway, Elizabeth Edwards, Lauren Adams, Dawn Wilder, Conley (Ray) White, Bubba Mac, Joe Fuller and many more. Kick back and enjoy the sounds of recovery music and the artist behind the gift.

Apr 2017

1 hr 10 min

Is alcoholism a moral failing or a medical condition? Many would say being an alcoholic is a sin and a stink in the nose of God. Others would claim it is a disease and can not be cured. So which is it?After we discuss this issue we will move to our second topic. What part does the act of forgiveness play in our recovery? Is it necessary for us to forgive others if we are to be free from the bondage of self? Closing Song: Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean.

Jun 2017

1 hr 1 min

Sometimes ya just got to add some good old fashion ROCK'N ROLL to your recovery. Why does everything always have to be recovery this and recovery that? We got clean and or sober to live and enjoy life so let's rock out a little. The Monty'man shares his three favorite long playing rock songs of all time. These may not be your favorites but they are classic. We hope you enjoy this special broadcast of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show.

Jul 2017

45 min 5 sec

​Join us as we discuss ten of the top issues in life that can impact our recovery in a negative manner. ​Some of these may be controversial but the facts show that they all can and do tend to derail us if we are not careful. Closing Song: The Solar Eclipse Song by Mr. R.

Aug 2017

55 min 43 sec

A show to honor my former Co-Host, Sponsor, Brother and Friend, Bruce H.Join us as we share in the powerful story of experience, strength & hope of one of the recovery communities icons and true old-timers. Hear his story and share in our thoughts as we honor his memory and the legacy he leaves behind.

Aug 2017

50 min 25 sec

Are you the kind of person who is willing to engage in helping others who are hurting? Do you use words and actions that will bring comfort and healing or are you harsh and critical when you see someone less fortunate than yourself? This show speaks to the importance of having compassion as a vital part of our own recovery process. Closing song: "Say Yes to Life" by Kelly Z.

Sep 2017

1 hr

Sometimes we are forced for the sake of our recovery & sobriety to walk away from a job, a relationship, a 12 Step support meeting or even a place of worship. These choices we make can save our life but can be extremely emotional and painful to make as they are often met with cold responses and separated from those we love. "When It's Time To Leave" is a vital topic to explore for those of us in recovery. Closing Song: STAND UP by Freebo. www.FreeboMusic.com

Sep 2017

1 hr 1 min

A MONTY'MAN'S MEDITORIAL Close to the brokenhearted shares how God is not disappointed in us when we are sad, depressed or broken. he is never far away and loves us regardless of our emotions.Provided by the National Association for Christian Recovery.

Sep 2017

3 min 32 sec

Has your grief wiped you out? Are you exhausted by your sorrow? Turn to the one who understands and can carry you in your time of grief. there is an ever-flowing love that is waiting for you in your pain.

Sep 2017

3 min 54 sec

Join the Monty'man, Toni, Denver and Marv as they open up the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and reveal the vital importance of the First Step in the Twelve Step recovery model. What do we mean by powerless? What do we mean by unmanageable? Is there more to the alcoholic or narcotic addict than simply choosing to stay clean or sober? have we lost the power in choice or do we have the ability to clean up our act. What is Step One really about? Also, WIN STUFF and play the new Sound Bite Game.Closing Song: The Shrink and the Drunk by Michael Purington

Sep 2017

1 hr 6 min

With all that is going on in our world today, many of us are deep in sorrow. The good news is God says those of us who mourn are blessed indeed. It's alright and natural to mourn our loss, our pain, our old life if we are in recovery or have turned over a new leaf.

Sep 2017

3 min 55 sec

In recovery we talk about taking a personal inventory of our character defects and character qualities, but have you ever taken an inventory of your losses in life. I have. Life is much more than our losses. Even in our loss we can experience joy.

Sep 2017

4 min 1 sec

Are you a perfectionist? Most folks in recovery are to some extent. Would it surprise you to know that God does not expect you to be perfect? Learn to be mercy-full to yourself, Easy Does It!

Sep 2017

4 min 30 sec

Question: Do you want to get well? Do you want to recover? Are you ready for the life recovery will request of you? Perhaps we should consider this question carefully.

Sep 2017

3 min 38 sec

Step Two states: "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity". Is coming to believe a process or do we simply believe in this power because of our need? What obstacles keep us from believing and how important is it that we be convinced of these statements for our recovery? Also, win the sound bite contest and get STUFF! Recovery Stuff. Closing Song: I Surrender by Amanda Broadway

Oct 2017

1 hr 6 min

A MONTY'MAN'S MEDITORIALSome would say, "Take what you need and leave the rest", but do we even know what we need? How important is it to recognize what it is that we truly need?

Oct 2017

4 min 32 sec

Those of us in recovery have been looked at with great scepticism, fear and doubt. We need someone to believe in us, to take a risk on us and to hold us as valuable. We need someone to look at us differently.

Oct 2017

3 min 42 sec