Recover Integrity: Blog

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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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, ass...

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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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