Recover Integrity: Blog

What to expect in this episode:   Understanding the evolution of addiction rehab & recovery is important to understand where we are heading The 12-Step program is a spiritual program that evolved after psychotherapy failed to help This has become the foundation for most North American Treatment Programs, but the success rate could improve...

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What to expect in this episode: Exploring how marijuana fits in society Being Pro-decriminalization doesn't mean there is no harm or side effects We're in an interesting experiment to see what happens when we decriminalize a substance, the stigma goes away, & how that affects our society in general over time.   Marijuana Decriminalization | The Future of Addiction   I don't think we really know over the long-term what it's like to regulate self-medicating marijuana over 5 years 10...

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What to expect in this episode: Donald Trump appears to suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder He has likely been prescribed methylphenidate, for decades Irritability, lack of sleep are side effects, so he likely has been taking benzos like Xanax to sleep, effectively putting him on a pharmaceutical cocktail long-term, locking in aspects of his personality as an addict would.   Donald Trump & Addiction   I have an interesting and controversial theory, I have no facts, this is just,...

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What to expect in this episode: The immediate future of addiction is going to be dealing with the fallout of our current harm-reduction approach to the opiate crisis Suboxone or Subutex is currently subscribed widely to save lives but we don't know what years of use will do It is widely known that suboxone is much harder to detox from than heroin, so what happens when all these people need or want to stop taking it?   The...

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What to expect in this episode:   The drug and alcohol treatment industry tends to be very reactive How addiction works in relation to social phenomenon and social systems; increased anxiety and depression Prediction: Vaping, vaporizers & increasingly complex designer drugs.   The Future of Addiction   The question of what drug addiction looks like in the future is massively important. What I am experiencing working in drug and alcohol treatment is that we are very reactive. We're in the midst...

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Interventionist Adam Mindel

Interventions:  A Three-Part Series by Adam Mindel and Ben Goodman [vc_separator type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="solid" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""]   Intervention on account of its ubiquity is a term ingrained in the consciousness of modern culture   and has been for quite some time. Part of this has to do with the success of the reality TV show bearing the title, but more importantly, it reflects the prevalence of substance abuse permeating modern life.   Common familiarity with intervention has been...

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