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
You're blessed when you get your inside world--your mind and heart--put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Matthew 5:8 The Message

This week's quote
"Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn’t strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose. When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures that are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth. That is the measure of our character defects or if you wish, of our sins."
Alcoholics Anonymous