Recover Integrity: Blog

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...

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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...

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Mindfulness in Treatment: Getting to Know Yourself    The other area that's important that's come into the treatment field, when we're looking at kind of how to recover and become whole and become healthy, is what I would say the Eastern practices and I'll lose the categorize them as mindfulness and of yoga   Mindfulness is around intention and attention    If I meet s...

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  The Spiritual Element of Recovery  In many programs, that you would go to, to engage in recovery from addiction, there's a spiritual element to that program So we have a spiritual program or something like this And the most common spiritual traditions that they drawn are these Eastern traditions, Buddhism, the yoga, the mindfulness, meditation, these kinds of things And honestly, I don't...

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One of the things I don't talk about as much--but it's so important--is the physical aspects of treating addiction    Now this doesn’t necessarily pertain to people who are already “fitness freaks” There's a whole group of people that come into treatment and their primary coping tool is the gym and eating well For those people, they're not gonna get the same kind of relief from t...

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When I'm working as an addiction or spiritual counselor, clients want to climb the ladder of treatment They want to move forward in their lives, which is understandable We all want that direction    And that idea of moving forward in treatment--that's a therapeutic issue I don't mean that as an evasion Our conception of what it means to move forward is a therapeutic issue   ...

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