Recover Integrity: Blog

What to expect in this episode: The relationship between development and addiction The Unbroken Brain Looks at addiction as a developmental disorder You’d be shocked if you actually sat with someone who was in some sort of distress and said, “what do you feel right now”? And they could not answer.   The Relationship Between Development & Addiction   One of the ways to understand addiction, that recently became popular, that I’ve been engaged in, in this blog...

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What to expect in this episode: one of the most complex realms to navigate when were in recovery is the social, is the  interpersonal, is the areas that we get connected and disconnected One of the things we are working on within recovery, and it’s deeper work, is we're working on these internal developmental splits How do you bridge these two conflicting desires? How do we stop leaning too hard into one or the other?...

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What to expect in this episode: Therapy is built on a particular premise: I don't understand myself A lot of times, people don't know how to do therapy, I think there are certain modalities of therapy where of instructing the client is helpful Approaching what's happening in the background (unconsciously), a little more actively than people often do, you see much more profound effects.   Therapy can be aided by identifying unconscious thoughts   Therapy is built on a...

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What to expect in this episode:    Psychology has taken a central role lately, but traditionally, it is not ideal for treating addiction.   Commonly, after weeks, months, or years, therapists recommend AA or treatment because no progress can be made while in active addiction  People have to immerse themselves in a culture of recovery and integrate recovery as part of their identity as the primary task of recovery   The Role of Psychology in Recovery   Its a newer phenomenon...

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What to expect in this episode:   The form of recovery nearest and dearest to my heart is the traditional social model of recovery It's profound, to watch a room full of people, who were previously in active addiction, coming together to talk and help each other The future will see a mix, of the new, exciting, plnt medicine and medical techniques, with this old, traditional, beautiful social model   The Traditional Social Model of Recovery I would  say...

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What to expect in this episode:   Plant Medicine like psilocybin and ayahuasca are a burgeoning underground addiction solution Much like diet, there is a sliding scale of harm - in food and drug - but most fall into a fuzzy middle The future will see movement away from the abstinence-based model toward more individual recovery care   Plant Medicine, the spectrum of harm, and the Right Relationship Model Looking at the future of recovery, another phenomenon that we’re experiencing now,...

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