There are five fundamental components that make up the Operation Integrity strategy for addiction recovery and personal transformation. They are as follows:

  • Be involved with an appropriate and applicable Peer Support and/or 12 Step and support community for a minimum of 3 – 5 years
  • Personal Therapy with a counselor or therapist who is experienced in helping people recover from addiction and who also support participation in 12 Step community. This may also include involvement in group that is facilitated by a professional. Group therapy is not the same and should not replace  participation in peer support and 12 Step community involvement.
  • Identify and address any underlying causes like depression, stress, psychodynamic issues, and medical or psychiatric issues
  • Work an individual 12 Step recovery program with a recovery mentor or sponsor and with several recovery partners. This helps the recovering persona be accountable and responsible for their time and individual efforts.
  • Family (and Significant Others) involvement in therapy and peer group/ 12 Step support suggested by counselor/therapist.

This month's step
We became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

This week's scripture
If you will throw away your detestable idols and go astray no more, and if you swear by my name alone, and begin to live good lives and uphold justice, then you will be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people will come and praise my name.
Jeremiah 4:1 The Message

This week's quote
"When our desire is focused on loving God and others, we will realize our deepest longings for life fulfilled."
David Zailer