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  • TREATMENT & RECOVERY: THE UNWRITTENS: In The Beginning........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The path to Treatment and Recovery is guided by what we call "The Unwritten Philosophies".  There are approxiametly 14-17 (depending on who you ask) unwritten philosophies. There is no debate however on which one's are what we call the 'Core Four".  Incorporation of the Core Four is essessential for laying the proper foundation of treatment and establishing a path to recovery.  The Core Four: Honesty; Trust in your Environment; Act as If; Responsible Love and Concern.

    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:09

    What is the Biggest Roadblock to Recovery?

    in Health

    In my decade long research into the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, one factor stands out. Most people do not recognize or acknowledge the profound impact it has on sustaining symptoms day in and day out. What in the world is this mysterious cause? 

    Listen to learn more about the biggest roadblock to recovery from Parkinson's. 

  • 01:54

    RECOVERY ROMANCES: The Attraction Distraction

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The argument against co-ed facilities is buffered by the frequency in which clients in residential treatment facilities are engaging in romantic relationships. The rate of success of these relationships are so low it doesn't even register statisically. These Recovery Romances also initiate in 12 Step support groups, and other recovery formats.  What does register are the recovery processes derailed.  Why do these Recovery Romances get started? Why are the particpants resistant to outside influence against the relationships? Is true individual recovery possible when you are involved in a Recovery Romance? Lets dig down into this dilema.........

    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:10

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Great Sabotage

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  You're progressing through treatment. You've turned the corner. You see the end of the treatment road on the horizon. The end of the safety of the cocoon is near. Your tool kit is stocked. It's now about repetition, practice, and exercising your new or readjusted attitutude and behaviors. Then BOOM (or BAM), you blow it up. You "engineer" a relapse. You SABOTAGE yourself, and the process. Why do we do this to ourselves?!?

    Show Segments:  Recap, Shpw Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    THE DAYTOP (OCG) PHILOSOPHY: The Individual's Recovery Manifesto

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: The DAYTOP (OCG) Philosophy is a manifesto for the individual seeking to reclaim their lives from the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual grip of addiction. Although written by a client (name unknown) in the mid 1960's and adopted as the Philosophy, it is universal, for all addicts, no matter where they may be seeking to engage the recovery process. We will go between the lines and read between each line to draw out, its true meaning.

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, News, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: HOUSE MEETING pt.2 (It's That Time Again)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The House Meeting. Every now and then an attitude creeps into the recovery environment.  This attitude is not conducive to recovery, but aims to ridicule it. Make light of it. Make demands of it. That old sense of entitlement begins to rear its head. The physical environment starts to suffer. Before you know it, instead of having a "Hope" house, it looks and behaves like a dope house. Only that old reliable tool of the TC can correct this: The House Meeting.

    Show Topic: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Conquering our Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  In the TC model, but not limited to this model, are five integrated core competencies that must be addressed while going through the treatment experience. Today we're going to to discuss three aspects within the Emotional / Psychological competency that must be identified, examined/validated, addressed, and resolved, PRIOR to leaving the treatment setting. We're talking about ones Fears, Insecurities, and Inadequacies. We'll disucss why this particular competency is integral to overall success in Recovery, and some tools for initiating the process.

    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 00:03
  • 00:45

    Recovery From Substance Abuse with Medical Expert

    in News

    September is designated as National Recovery Month by many individuals and organizations. According to the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc., the month is a national observance that educates people on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton is spotlighting the road to recovery with leading psychiatrist Dr. Tiffany Cooke. She will share vital information for everyone. Tune in with family and friends.  #LTA  #LTARadio 


    Please visit www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com. Thank you. 

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Is Recovery a Life Long Process?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  This topic is pulled from our X-files (write-ins) as a common question that has both simple and complex answers. We'll delve into the various circumstances that sometimes guide the answer for individuals as well as touch on "industry dogma". Historically there has been strong opinion across the board. We have our own.........

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Encounter Group

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The encounter group is one of, if not, the, back bone group of the therapeutic community milieu. For participants it is important to understand and know the purpose of the group and your role in it.  For staff it is important to be well trained in the facilitation of the group and to understand your role in it.  it is without a doubt the most challenging group to participate in, and facilitate.  We will discuss the group, it's dynamics, and how it translates to the outside world, post treatment.

    Show segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Tim


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