Reinvention Development for Alcoholics
Reinvention Development is a completely different way to approach alcohol misuse and address sober dilemmas. Instead of living a life of "recovery, recovering, recovered, etc," let's reinvent ourselves and how we view alcohol.
The concept behind R.D. is to have a meeting place for people to discuss and get feedback about controlling alcohol misuse and living a normal life - sober. Participants are invited to ask questions, speak freely, to share ideas, share stories of success and failure among each other.
Cross-talk is allowed and participants can openly express their thoughts and opinions. There is a moderator who has authority to interrupt; direct or even stop any exchange which they believe is not productive or relevant to alcoholism*. Common courtesies will be followed to allow members to discuss and interact with one another. Meetings can be held at any location: Private homes, public places, restaurants, libraries, parks, etc. Meetings will last no longer than 90 minutes, thus giving time for topics to be discussed.
There are no STEPS to follow. There are suggested topics to discuss and there are meeting rules. Following you will see "The Rules" and "The Topics." These topics are formulated upon the chapters and worksheets in the book: Okay, I quit. Now what?
The R.D. meeting concept is still in the development stages. Thanks to the input and suggestions of site visitors, the concept is becoming more cohessive. Your feedback, ideas and involvement are welcome. If you are interested in starting a R.D. group in your area, or hosting a meeting, please email Mark. Privacy is guaranteed.
* Terms such as: Alcoholism, Recovery, Addiction, etc., are used for simplicity. These are highly recognized words which are typically associated with misuse of any substance.
R.D. / What to expect at a gathering:
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R.D. / The Rules:
R.D. / The Host:
Meeting will begin with the moderator reading the rules, then state the topic to be discussed. Moderator has authority to decide who will talk first and for how long. Once a topic has been clearly stated, the floor is opened for free discussion. If you don’t like the rules – leave. If you don’t like the moderator – leave. If you don’t like how the discussion is going – leave. Colorful language is allowed, if it bothers you – don't attend.
Mark A. Tuschel
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