Recover Integrity: Blog

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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From a spiritual perspective, I think the person who sums up the philosophical depth of a spiritual approach to living is Mos Def.    Mos Def is a hip-hop MC, he is pretty famous. He was signed to Rawkus Records in the late 90s. He also did some acting. I mean, really an incredible hip-hop MC, an incredible poet, and he just had an incredible spirit.   Fear Not of Man   Black on Both Sides, which was his first big...

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So when it comes to the notion of authenticity, RZA is like "He is my guy."    RZA is a producer and also a hip-hop MC of a group called Wu-Tang from Long Island. I grew up listening to him.   And I remember being 13 years old smoking weed in my cousin's bedroom, listening to an album called Liquid Swords. And it was like an alien had landed and delivered an album from another planet.    We were like, "Who...

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