Recover Integrity: Blog

When you are entering into recovery there are a few terms or words, ideas that you will hear over and over again And they are outlining the contours of the space we are inhabiting when we are working on ourselves to transform--when we are engaging in recovery, when we are looking at optimal well-being    Transparency in Treatment In treatment in particular, one of the terms that they wi...

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Medication assisted treatment (including Suboxone and Vivitrol)   Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is using pharmaceutical medications, prescribed medications to help treat active addiction    It's different than just the psychiatric medication that you use to treat underlying conditions of depression and anxiety MAT treatment is a specific classification of drugs that are...

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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 oh addicts do this, addicts do that Because there's a huge amount of personality, and diversity, in the addicted population Right I mean, people-- people are not the same, at all...

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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, an...

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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 peo...

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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 t...

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