Recover Integrity: Blog

One of the common things that I come across with people that are trying to recover. So I sort of look at more universal elements that mean the thing about addiction, is it's not really appropriate, it's not accurate. To say...

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What to expect in this episode:   1. In Recovery you need to have boundaries, assertiveness, and use your right to say “NO” 2. People that can't handle boundaries, are going to leave your life relatively quickly. 3. How to be a little more authentic and assertive 4. What happens when you start to draw boundaries   In Recovery you need to have boundaries, assertiveness, and use your right to say “NO”   Usually, people don't want to be in a relationship because they...

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The Role of People-Pleasing and Codependency in Addiction    When you're working with people that are in early recovery, they suffer from the same kind of orientations and disorders that exist in the culture at large, just usually in a more extreme way.    Over accommodation or people-pleasing So one of the things that come across a lot is what we call over accommodation or people-pleasing, and it means sort of overextending the boundaries of myself in a way that...

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Remove the Moral Aspects of Addiction Treatment?   I talk a lot about the moral aspects of treatment and I am very resistant to removing morality from the conversation about addiction and recovery. I understand why people want to do that. It's to bring down the stigma to address the confusion around the free will issues, for it to be covered by insurance, I agree with all that. I agree with the reasons. My hesitation is that...

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Overcoming addiction isn’t easy. Those struggling with addiction often require a comprehensive approach addressing substance abuse and underlying causes.  Addiction professionals use a variety of tools and evidence-based treatments to guide an individual towards a successful recovery.   Counseling and behavioral therapy can be effective for addressing underlying issues and triggers. Also, developing a strong support network is crucial for helping an individual through hard times and preventing relapse.   Can medications help with addiction?    Evidence says medications can be...

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Do You Need to Dumb it Down in Treatment?    One of the things that's common in some therapeutic communities, when it comes to recovery is telling people to dump it down. And I understand what they mean, but I don't like it. Because I like to think. If you learn to reason well, which is not about coming to the conclusion that I had before I started reasoning, that you’re actually trying to figure out the truth...

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