A closer look at addiction and recovery

Transform Your Life: A Unification View

19-08-2020 • 48 mins

America has over 14,000 substance abuse treatment facilities. The relapse rate for substance abuse disorders is estimated to be between 40% and 60%. Compulsive gambling is now considered an addictive disorder affecting nearly ten million gamblers. IDC-11, the primary diagnositc manual for medical and psychological disorders in every other nation than the United States, lists compulsive pornography viewing as an addictive behavior. Upwards of 250,000 Americans are addicted to pornography.

In this episode we take a closer look at why invididuals get involved with behaviors that lead to addictions, and the primary basis for effective, long-term recovery.

Here's how the show unfolds:

- Defining addictive behavior.

- The emotional, social, mental, and biological dimensions to addictive behavior.

- The role of Spirituality in addiction and recovery.

- The culture of seeking pleasure and fulfillment outside of oneself.

- Why are human beings in a state of conflict within themselves?

- The relationship between stress and addictive behavior.

- Principles and practices underlying effective, longterm recovery.

Below you will find supplemental material for this episode:


BOOK - Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction

BOOK - THE PATH TO PEACE: Transforming Pain Into Love

ARTICLE - Compulsive Sexual Behavior (Sex Addiction) Gets a Diagnosis

ARTICLE - Addiction Statistics | Drug & Substance Abuse Statistics

INTEGRAL RECOVERY WEBSITE - www.integralrecovery.com

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