Archive for April, 2018




When we are Newcomers to the rooms of recovery, our experience can be less than settling, more unnerving than anything else. It doesn’t really matter what brought us to the rooms, the important thing now is that we are here. What are some of the things Old-Timers should be sensitive to when it comes to Newcomers? How can we help them to feel welcome, appreciated and not shamed? If the newcomer is truly the most important person in any meeting, why are they sometimes treated less than? What are some of the things newcomers may hear in a Twelve Step meeting that will encourage them to keep coming back? What are some of the things that may make them feel less than welcome? Closing Song: Friend of Bills by Michael Purington


Dealing With Grief & Loss

ENTITLED TO OVERCOME (Solutions for Life, Today)


We all grieve differently, we all experience loss and we all walk through the pain that is the reality of life. After losing his sponsor of over 20 years, his cousin, his kitty and his dream job, the Monty’man has had a difficult several months. Many of our listeners have been hurting as well and have shared openly concerning their pain. Join the Monty’man and Dave Fleming as they discuss the topic of grief and loss, the stages we go through, and the power of helping one another through these challenging times in our lives when we need each other and God the most. A special thank you to all who responded to our post on social media concerning this topic. We love you all and pray for your recovery during these difficult times.

Closing Song: Reach Out by Hilary Roberts.




Join Denver, Marv and the Monty’man as they discuss the topic of OLD-TIMERS.
What are the two types of Old-Timers the Alcoholics Anonymous literature speak of?
What constitutes an Old-Timer? What are some of the positive attributes of an
Old-Timer?  What can we learn from Old-Timers and what can we avoid? Are all members of Twelve Step fellowships considered Old-Timers because of years of sobriety or is there more to it than that?  Are Old-Timers necessarily old?

Closing Song: This is the Place
by Michael Purington


The Victory Report – Adrian’s Victory

THE TAKE 12 RECOVERY RADIO SHOW                                                                                      THE VICTORY REPORT #6 (Big Boys Do Cry, and It’s Okay)

Believing that what was most important in life was to work hard, be productive and never let them see you sweat, Adrian grew up believing “big boys don’t cry”. Doing what he could to prove himself and gain his father’s approval, Adrian stuffed his emotions. Once his emotions and frustrations of life began to work their way to the surface, Adrian had to medicate how he felt so as not to fall into the mode of allowing himself to feel. Enter alcohol and benzodiazepines. As Adrian fell deeper and deeper into addiction his life began to spin out of control and suicide became an option. But God had other plans for Adrian. Tune in to hear this powerful story and miracle of God’s redemptive power through a recovery process that took our guest first to Al-Anon, then to Alcoholics Anonymous and eventually to the ministry of Teen Challenge, where he now serves as the Curriculum Coordinator for this powerful ministry at the Christian Life Ranch, part of the Teen Challenge of Arizona network. Closing Song: Let Your Love Be a Light by Blake Bolerjack





We see “regret” as a finish line, when in fact it’s meant to be a starting line. Regret is actually meant to be a helpful thing, a “functional” emotion. Regret moves us to reparative action. It gives us motivation to do things differently, to make things right. In that way, we can learn to love our regrets because they can launch us forward into a better future. When we learn to love our regrets, we can grow from them and discover that it’s never too late to start over.

Closing Song: In My World
by Conley White aka Just Ray


Bullying (Part Two) Red Flags & Types of Bullying

(Solutions for Life, Today)

Topic: BULLYING Part Two (Red Flags)

One would think that as people mature and progress through life, that they would stop behaviors of their youth. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sadly, adults can be bullies, just as children and teenagers can be bullies. Join Dave and the Monty’man as they discuss some of the red flags to look for if your child is being bullied or if you suspect that your child may be bullying others. Also, some real types of adult bullying will be discussed.

Included in this broadcast is a poem by 11-year-old Isaac K. that he wrote for his former best friend who turned against him.

Closing Song: Bully by Shinedown

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


Sherry Gaba, Author of The Marriage & Relationship Junkie

Sherry Gaba, Editor of Recovery Today Magazine.

Sherry was the go-to expert for Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab show on VH1 and later on the spin-off, VH1’s Sober House as well as Celebrity Rehab’s Sex Addiction.
In addition, Sherry is an often-requested speaker in person and on global internet teleseminars and has presented at National conferences and to general audiences on numerous topics. She is the host of the Recovery Today Summit and co-host on the KVTA AM radio show, The Brighter Side of Recovery: Families and Couples in Crises. Join us on this episode of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show as we discuss Sherry’s new book, “The Marriage & Relationship Junkie” and her new POWERFUL Recovery Community

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Closing Song: If You Are Willing
by Kathy Moser


A.A.’s Big Book Mistaken Identity

Is it possible that there is a case of mistaken identity in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous? It’s not only possible, it’s a fact. Learn what author has been mistakenly credited for writing a powerful quote that is been a huge part of the A.A. rhetoric for years. Join the Take 12 team as they share the different spiritual experiences we face as we walk through the recovery process. Learn why Appendix Two of the Big Book is so important and why there is value in knowing that everyone’s spiritual experience is different and just as valid as another’s. Play some Take 12 Trivia and join in on the debate about energy drinks. Join the fun with Denver, Marv and the Monty’man on this episode of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show.

Closing Song: I’m My Own God by Michael Purington and the Messengers.

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BULLYING – (Part One)

ENTITLED TO OVERCOME (Solutions for Life, Today) Topic: BULLYING Part One.

Bullying has been around for centuries and continues today. Whether on the playground, classroom, walking home from school in the work place or between siblings, one thing we know for sure, bullying causes a host of issues to numerous to cover in a one-hour show. Join Dave and Monty as they scratch the surface in Part One of this week’s topic on Entitled to Overcome. Also included in this show, the powerful poem, “What’s the Real Problem?” by Gaiden Stach. Closing Song: On the Other Side by Sonia Lee


Teen Challenge of Arizona’s Jennifer T.

From cigarettes at 11 years of age to marijuana at 12 to a full-fledged meth addiction by the time she was 13, our guest Jennifer T. lived with a 16-year addiction to methamphetamine, gangs, an abusive boyfriend that attempted to kill her twice. While in her addiction Jennifer lost both of her children to the courts but thank God for her parents who intervened. Jennifer was convicted of seven felonies in one year and flipped her car twelve times with her five-year-old son on board. Then by only the love and power of God, an Angel appeared out of nowhere. What happened after that is a story of redemption you don’t want to miss.

Closing Song: Grateful Heart
by After the Chase.

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