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
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry the message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

This week's scripture
Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious--the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put int
Philippians 4:8-9 The Message

This week's quote
"This inrush of God’s Holy Spirit heals us naturally – naturally. But it does far more than that. Indeed, as we pursue the spiritual life we lose sight of the physical benefits in our increasing vision of God Himself. We find after a while that we desire God more for His own sake than for ours."
Agnes Sanford