Recover Integrity: Blog

  The Spiritual Element of Recovery  In many programs, that you would go to, to engage in recovery from addiction, there's a spiritual element to that program. So we have a spiritual program or something like this. And the most common spiritual traditions that they drawn are these Eastern traditions, Buddhism, the yoga, the mindfulness, meditation, these kinds of things. And honestly, I don't think one can put into words the benefits of those practices.     Spiritual Psychology There's another...

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One of the things I don't talk about as much--but it's so important--is the physical aspects of treating addiction.    Now this doesn’t necessarily pertain to people who are already “fitness freaks”. There's a whole group of people that come into treatment and their primary coping tool is the gym and eating well. For those people, they're not gonna get the same kind of relief from the gym beyond what they've already got. They've already dealt with...

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When I'm working as an addiction or spiritual counselor, clients want to climb the ladder of treatment. They want to move forward in their lives, which is understandable. We all want that direction.    And that idea of moving forward in treatment--that's a therapeutic issue. I don't mean that as an evasion. Our conception of what it means to move forward is a therapeutic issue.    How do I answer clients when they ask, "When is it time to...

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One of the questions that people have when seeking treatment is how long do I need to do it?   I'm always trying to empower people by thinking deeply about their questions. If you put that question in perspective it’s more like: How long is it going to take for me to change? There isn't an exact number of days that you can say.   Is 30 Days Enough?   There's a model out there for 30-day treatment. What is that...

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Adam Mindel Interventionist with patient

As I look back over the last several months of working with individuals and families towards recovery, I promise I am terribly understating when I describe interventions as a process versus an event. All interventions are a process, I promise you, and I promise you so is recovery. Firsthand, I reflect on my nearly 17-year journey of recovery and recognize the years I spent in my addiction leading up to my current sobriety as all...

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