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 continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

This week's scripture
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

This week's quote
"If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put it right; He asks you to accept the light, and He will put it right. A child of the light confesses instantly and stands bared before God; a child of the darkness says – “Oh, I can explain that away.” When once the light breaks and the conviction of wrong comes, be a child of the light, and confess, and God will deal with what is wrong; if you vindicate yourself, you prove yourself to be a child of the darkness."
Oswald Chambers