Recover Integrity: Blog

It's interesting shooting this video in COVID, right before the 2020 elections, and a lot of confusion, tension and anxiety in the air. We could call these tough times, or interesting times, or the new normal? I don't know. And one of the things I learned from a mentor of mine--he is a guy named Rabbi Mordecai Finley--I learned a lot from him. To have a philosophy of life that accounts for the fact that...

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Living in Los Angeles in 2020, one of the things that I am really aware of was that we live in a time where there is a lot of focus on individual wellness. There are whole sections of Los Angeles that are all juice bars, yoga, spinning classes, and Pilates.  I was like, "What are people doing? Do they have jobs? They are just drinking juice and running all day." Oh, it is beautiful, I like...

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It’s been a little over a year since COVID-19 has become a harsh reality changing the course of all our lives. The pandemic presented inconceivable challenges and altered the way we reach those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. During this uncertain time, Recovery Integrity adapted and created protocols to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. We’re entering a time where there is a light at the end of the long, dark tunnel. Restrictions are cautiously...

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It is no big secret that there is a lot of corruption that has happened in drug and alcohol treatment. I worked in the nonprofit treatment industry for twelve or thirteen years. I was not really that exposed to the wider trends of what was happening in drug and alcohol treatment and in mental health treatment. But as I founded my own place I started to be exposed more to the treatment industry as a...

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A while ago, I was having a conversation with a friend. We were looking at--this was pre-Covid--at the future. What do we think of the big crises that are going to happen?  He talked about a possible war with China and kind of what we saw down the line for society.  I said, “You know, I do not think it is any of that. I think that the world is so interconnected that it will not be...

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One of the things that has been a great concern to the population at large when it comes to addiction--definitely the media, definitely the progressive end--is how we think about the world of addiction and the people going through the suffering involved with addiction. It is this stigma that comes along with the word "addict" or "alcoholic."  There are a lot of campaigns I see online like End the Stigma and people talking about their sobriety...

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