Videos and audio files helpful for newcomers: What you can do with your extra time.

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Videos and audio files helpful for newcomers: What you can do with your extra time.

Now that you aren't playing you may have extra time. Hehehe. You could use some of that to get back into real life, but you may want to use some of it for recovery activities. Here are some videos and audio files that have helped me:

1. Here's a talk which will help you understand the disease of addiction. It helped me a lot, from the beginning:

Go to www.mediafire.com/dailyreprieve

Go into the folder labeled "AA Talks"

Look for the folder "Disease Model of Addiction"

There are two mp3's, Part I and Part II, one hour each.

Don't let the time keep you from it: It's one of the best and clearest lectures I've ever heard

2. You Tube talks by Dr. Gabor Mate. The first one is called "Brain Development and Addiction; it's an hour. The second is a nice starter: 30 minute TV interview on addiction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpHiFqXCYKc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ-FAX4Pz8I

3. This one actually lists a series of 9 talks by the same guy up in #1. It's an alternative to #1, if you only want to spend about 40 minutes rather than a couple of hours:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8F89537FD4C3FD1

4. There are lots of AA talks on You Tube. They are really audios (the video is just the AA symbol). They are good. For a start, try Earl H. or Lilly L. As always on You Tube, once you see one, it takes you to others....

Earl:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=earl%20h%20aa&sm=3

Lilly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liIOPsTYAEY

Enjoy.

I am a recovering computer game and gambling addict. My recovery birthday: On May 6, 2012 I quit games and began working a program of recovery through OLGA No computer games or slot games for me since December 12, 2012. No solitaire games with real cards since June 2013.

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dan1, a BIG thank you!

dan1, a BIG thank you! Finally I finished listening the first two talks by Dr Kevin McCauley and you are absolutely right!Yes It's one of the best and clearest lectures I've ever heard .

It takes about two hours to finish it but it was well worth it. I am going to continue with the second one on the list.

It is so nice of you to share the links with us. Thank you again.

Hugs!

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Thank you again dan1! I just

Thank you again dan1! I just finished watching Dr Gabor Mate's videos. In total it takes about one and a half hour but I highly recommend it. So much to learn and understand.He links the addictive tendencies with the amount of stress baby is exposed during the first a few years of his/her life. If the mother is stressed or depressed, the baby picks it up and stresses as well. And it affects the development of the baby's brain adversely, leading to the susceptility to addiction.

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Meena and FFXIV, It was nice

Meena and FFXIV,

It was nice chatting with you today. Dan1's original post above has all the videos and audios I was talking about today at the meeting.

Hope you benefit from them.

Take care!

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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I was great chatting with

I was great chatting with you too. I'll check this out tomorrow morning. Thank you so much. hope we can chat soon!!

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