Recover Integrity: Blog

If I'm being honest and I'm looking at what it means to be getting sober or being in an early recovery in the middle of COVID, I have no idea I know that there are a lot more challenges than there used to be  Isolation vs Human Connection There's something about community and human connection that, in my mind, is fundamental and instrumental in the transformational process of going from somebod...

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I find it fascinating We are living in COVID time I wonder, if this ever ends, we will be looking back and be like, whoa, COVID timeThat is when everything changed and this happened and that happened    One of the things that has happened in the therapeutic field--drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment--is a lot of people began to work from home They began to offer what us...

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There is an idea just popularized--but has been around for thirty year--that congealed into a little phrase that I hear all the time And it just sort of dawned on me--I did not use to hear that ten years ago when I was working in treatment and recovery    You will hear therapists, clinicians, and facilitators at treatment programs or in transformational programs talk about “being in...

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There is a German term It is called Zeitgeist It means the spirit of the time And in this time, one word that I started to hear more in the last three to five years that is pointing to an important reality is the notion of resilience and being resilient   And I think the reason why that idea has become more popular as of late, at least in modern Western Society--Los Angeles in my case--...

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I was speaking in a previous video about the relationship between alienation and marketing There is actually a brilliant sociologist, psychologist--a member of the hated Frankfurt group--Erich Fromm And I really suggest you read his books He was quite popular in the '60s and '70s Then postmodernism hitHe kind of died out in terms of popularity   But one of the things he noticed was in t...

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I often think that you can understand the trends of what's happening in the mental health and substance abuse world Meaning, what kind of drugs are people using right now We're probably a little past the middle of a terrible opioid epidemic The trends of anxiety are becoming a more common psychological phenomenon that we're talking about a lot So why is this the case now as opposed to 10 years ago...

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