Total Recovery

Do you want to learn more about your condition or that of a loved one? Would you like a better understanding of what to expect from medications? Would you like to know more about spiritual and healing practices than can help with recovery?

Follow Dr. McGee as he shares up-to-the-minute insights into the integrated treatment of mind-body-spirit in your recovery.

Adversity

Adversity

How do we thrive and prosper through adversity? Resilient people seem to have one thing in common: an unconditional reverence and respect for existence, for Life, for Reality. This reverence and respect for Reality persists despite Reality’s sometimes seemingly cruel,…

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Remorse

Remorse

Remorse is a feeling of sorrowful regret over harm we have done. It is a feeling that produces tears. We feel genuine sadness for what we have done to hurt someone or ourselves. There are different types of grieving. We…

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Judge Not

Judge Not

One of the ways that we harm ourselves and others is by judging. Judging is an instinctive but unhelpful mental habit that poisons our capacity to love. When we do not love, we and others suffer. Judging comes in several…

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Let Go

Let Go

Frustration, resentments, regrets, fear, and negativity poison our well-being. Learn to let go to prevent unnecessary suffering. How do you let go? First see the cost of wanting to change what cannot be changed. See your suffering from grasping. Notice…

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Self-Love

Self-Love

Addiction starts and ends with a lack of self-love. Why would we destroy ourselves if there was not a part of ourselves that did not love us? Recovery starts and ends with self-love. If we truly loved ourselves completely, would…

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Phases Of Readdiction

Phases of Readdiction

I tend not to use the word “Relapse” anymore because it implies that readdicting is an all-or-nothing phenomenon. In reality, people return to addicting to varying degrees. It is more realistic to speak of a recurrence of addicting, or "readdicting."…

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Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery

Refuge recovery is a Buddhist approach to recovery following the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism 1. Life involves suffering. 2. Suffering is due cravings. Or rather to our addiction to satisfying cravings for pleasure and cravings to avoid pain. 3.…

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SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery

What is SMART Recovery? SMART (Self Management And Recovery Training) Recovery is a self-empowering addiction mutual help program. It is the most widely available of the non-12-step group. It has about 1,000 weekly meetings in the U.S., and about 2,000…

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Total Recovery

Total Recovery

Total Recovery is something we hopefully work to achieve and maintain our entire lives. When you are in Total Recovery, you are: 1. Not addicting in any way. You have realized the ideal of not hurting yourself or anyone else…

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The Middle Way

The Middle Way

We live in a Universe of paradox and polarities, conflicts and contradictions: • Light vs. dark • Good vs. evil • Creation vs. destruction • Life vs. death • Order vs. chaos The same is true for us, both within…

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