Recover Integrity: Blog

dual diagnosis treatment for mental health and addiction

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to work in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles In those days (the early ’90s) the residents of the area were divided between need “mental health services” or those needing “addiction services”  This distinction was usually the result of some odd government funding rules or just the general ignorance of the time It must have been extremely frust...

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What to expect in this episode:   People suffering from addiction often feel very rebellious inside The most radical thing about AA is that it's completely detached from the market Alcoholics Anonymous is rebellious, it rejects traditional hierarchy & is free Alcoholics Anonymous is for Rebels    The other thing about Alcoholics Anonymous; addicts and alcoholics o...

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What to expect in this episode:   Where, specifically, is your resistance coming from CBT & DBT are nice , but they are cost prohibitive The most radical thing about AA is that it's FREE   The Controversial Nature of Alcoholics Anonymous   The resistance that people have to the 12 steps can be overcome   What it takes is a person understanding specific...

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What to expect in this episode:   Is recovery (just) abstinence You won't be protected from relapse unless you learn to change and grow through the underlying issues The fastest way to learn, grow, and change is to be in an immersive environment That's why the recovery community is so important   Is Recovery Abstinence   The fundamental question is: What is Recover...

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What to expect in this episode: Understanding areas of identity, emotion regulation, emotional awareness, cognitive ability Jean Piaget was interested in was how human beings transform, that’s what growth is: growth is transformation There are developmental disturbances in every single person coming into treatment   Developmental Disturbances in Addiction Populations  ...

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What to expect in this episode: A major developmental split we see is the split between self and other Really Good Boundaries equate to really good mental health Psychosis is an extreme example of this imbalance If you ever stumble upon a person on the street of LA experiencing psychosis, you notice they might cuss   Developmental Splits in the Psyche   One of the thin...

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