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 made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

This week's scripture
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Matthew 6:14-15 NIV

This week's quote
"Until you conquer the fear being an outsider, an outsider you will remain."
C.S. Lewis