Tonight Carol the Coach interviews Patrick Hentsch who developed the Holistic Recovery Model which addresses the fact that living in recovery must mean much more than being abstinent (not doing certain behaviors) or being sober (having clear thoughts andemotions). It is about how we respond to our clear thoughts and emotions and allow them to guide us towards our authentic and integrated existence. It looks at the unified underlying cause that drives the great diversity of addictions with their correspondingly varied behaviors: the inability or unwillingness to fully embrace the rawness of being alive. Patrick explains that it distinguishes between mood-alteration, self-medication, and addiction, and clarifies their functions in relation to holistic recovery. Listen to this fascinating model and how you might use it in your life.