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

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Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.

This book is for everyone who is suffering from the disease of addiction or who cares about someone who is: for addicts, their families and friends, and their health care providers. It is for those who are currently in recovery and looking for a way to shift their recovery into a higher gear—from just surviving and muddling through to becoming the absolute best version of themselves, from mere recovery to Integral Recovery.

Integral Recovery is the groundbreaking application of Integral Theory to addiction. It brings alcohol and drug treatment into the twenty-first century by combining the best of the treatment modalities of the past with the latest knowledge, techniques, and neurotechnologies in order to ensure a more holistic and lasting recovery. In addition to providing an illuminating and inspiring map to the path of recovery, Integral Recovery teaches life-changing practices that initiate the addict on a journey of healing, transformation, and awakening, offering the possibility of a lifetime of health, joy, and sobriety.

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John Dupuy is CEO of Integral Recovery® and iAwake Technologies and teaches at John F. Kennedy University.
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SUNY Press
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Published on
Apr 8, 2013
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781438446158
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Alternative Therapies
Psychology / Psychopathology / Addiction
Psychology / Psychotherapy / General
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcohol
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
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