Recover Integrity: Blog

There are two ways I look at authenticity I look at general authenticity as a state of being I want to be an authentic person when I wake up every day in my life as a ground and as a foundation    So, that is one journey of authenticity    Then there is, “How am I authentic in the interpersonal realm” Meaning how am I truthful or expressing honestly where I am interpersonally...

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  What to Expect:   Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses prescribed drugs to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction manage their withdrawal symptoms and stay engaged in treatment Suboxone (or Subutex) is popularly prescribed to save lives and reduce the harm of opioid addiction What are the potential long-term effects of Suboxone in an individual’s overall q...

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One of the most challenging concepts for, I think, all of us--but obviously I am speaking in the area of recovery--is the notion of authenticity What does it mean to be authentic How can I be authentic   My dad, he likes to say, ''You are authentic when you are dead''F So his definition of authentic has to do with congruency, meaning your insides and your outsides matching And this i...

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There is a term you will hear in yoga, in therapy, therapy groups, in the transformational arenas, in recovery, in treatment--it is this idea of "being present"    It is not something that was a common phrase twenty years ago--when I first started out in the arena of recovery But it is something that has become more and more popular And so has notions of disassociation    S...

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One of the things you will commonly hear with people that are working in the domain of spirituality or working on transforming and recovery is you might hear the term, "Everything happens for a reason"   For me, working in a treatment setting, it is something I usually hear from somebody And when I hear it, I actually think it is a good sign    The story will go something like...

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Being Vulnerable in Recovery If you come to treatment or you are coming to recovery, one word you will definitely hear is vulnerability The importance of being vulnerable in the therapeutic relationship--particularly in treatment--is something you might hear from a spouse as well    On the one hand, I think it is a word a lot of people have heard--definitely in California On the other...

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