Recovery from substance-abuse addiction is not a linear path; it is a winding road that often leads us further down than we want to go. And when we get to those places, climbing back out can feel overwhelming, hopeless, or impossible. Donovan's story is about how his path lead him to a new, and radical option: ayahuasca. Listen to Donovan's story below.
Recovery from substance abuse addiction does not, and cannot, happen alone. It is a complex process that requires a strong support community to guide you along a path of deep introspection and emotional work. For this episode of Progressive Content we're featuring a coaching session between two women, both in recovery. One is a coach, and one is being coached, using the Strengths Finder framework.
Millions of Americans are in recovery from substance abuse addiction, and must navigate pain management in such a way as to not trigger a relapse. This is especially important as the effects of prescribed opioids have triggered an addiction epidemic. Progressive Recovery is pleased to feature this interview with Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa, where he discusses alternative therapies for pain management for anyone who wishes to avoid using opiates in pain management.
Dr. Khalsa has been in private practice since 1978 and is the director of the GRD Healing Arts Clinic, PC, a multi-disciplinary health and healing clinic in Atlanta, GA. His specialties include acupuncture, gentle chiropractic care, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and yoga therapy. Dr. Khalsa educates and inspires people to improve the quality of their living by enabling them to take control of their own life physically, mentally and spiritually. He has lectured extensively for the last 45 years on health care, nutrition, oriental medicine, Kundalini yoga and meditation, stress management, goal setting, prosperity, and wellness and longevity.
To learn more about Dr. Khalsa, you can visit his website here.
In the first of this two-part series, Carmel discussed how Radical Self-Acceptance affects addiction recovery, and why it's an important component of lasting sobriety. For the second part, she breaks down what this looks like in practice, and some of the revelations that led to her understanding of Radical Self-Acceptance.Read More
It's a new year, and with it comes an opportunity to reflect and consider who we are, who we want to be, and how we feel about ourselves. Most importantly, it's a chance to understand that how we feel about ourselves is a key component of a healthy recovery. In this first of a two-part series, Carmel shares with us what "radical self-acceptance" is, and how it has impacted her sobriety.Read More
We often get asked what Progressive Recovery is. The following audio from a workshop in Greenville, SC helps shed light on what we're doing.
"Why wait for friendliness? They came for meditation. They came to improve their conscious contact. They came for spirituality. When I ring the opening gong everyone quickly quiets down and assumes a meditation position. Game faces on, the crowd gets very serious.. We have not even started, and here arises the first obstacle–their own expectations..."Read More
What does is mean to live authentically? And how does this affect our recovery from substance abuse? We invited Ethan, a transgender man, to join us for this episode of Progressive Content to discuss how getting sober led to another significant revelation about being true to oneself.
Is it possible to find humor in addiction recovery? Liz and Ron aim to find out if a good laugh is what it takes to shine some light into a dark subject. Join us for this bonus Progressive Content.
The common narrative that addiction is caused by moral failure, lack of self-control, or that it is somehow a choice has damaging consequence for those who need help. But what if we knew addiction was in fact rooted in childhood trauma?Read More
Laura Sharon speaks with us as a Featured Guest on this special episode of Progressive Recovery. Listen as she explores and shares her story of being willing to grow along spiritual lines, and how it saved her life.Read More
Our conversation about addiction, and what a progressive recovery entails, continues with Mary O’Malley, a special guest who chats with us about how we can perceive compulsion in a new, and unexpected way.Read More