Title: “The Future of Recovery is Integral”
Date: October 24, 2014
Presenter: John Dupuy, MA
Description: The current state of addiction recovery treatment—worldwide—is a disaster. There is virtually no education in our medical schools or the schools that train our counselors and therapists about the disease of addiction. While there are many breakthroughs occurring in our understanding of the disease of addiction as a genetic, neurological, social and spiritual disease, there has been no serious effort—outside of Integral Recovery—to bring all of these disparate fields of study under one roof and knit them together so that they actually work and cover all the essential bases of this disease.
The Integral Recovery map provides the evolutionary scaffolding for us to hold a truly holistic, integral approach to healing our beloved addicts, and Integral Recovery practice is the vehicle that carries us on this journey. This evolutionary framework is grounded in John Dupuy’s two decades of working with addicts and their families, a decade’s work of using Integral Recovery in his own healing journey, and also in his work with his many students and clients.
In this lecture, John Dupuy dialogues with Dr. Bob Weathers about the past, present, and future of Integral Recovery and how attendees can apply this knowledge and these practices to their own lives and to the lives of those with whom they work. Dupuy also uses visual aids to facilitate a deeper understanding of the Integral Recovery map and the evolutionary framework that it provides. Once one understands this map, they will never see the world or the disease of addiction in the same way.
Those who view this lecture will be able to:
- Describe the Integral Recovery approach.
- Identify who and what an addict truly is—not someone who is abusing drugs or chemically dependent.
- Understand the disease of addiction in a more deeply integral and holistic way.
- Describe the basics of the Integral Recovery map and the practices that are essential for recovery from addiction.
Bio: John Dupuy is the founder of Integral Recovery, a revolutionary approach to the treatment of addiction and alcoholism. He has over two decades’ experience working with addicts and their families and has co-founded two wilderness therapy programs. Dupuy travels internationally to teach and inspire on the subjects of Integral Recovery, Integral Transformative Practice, and the use of brainwave entrainment technology to deepen one’s meditation practice in the treatment of addiction, depression, PTSD, and other mental disorders. He is CEO of iAwake Technologies, has taught at John F. Kennedy University for four years, and now teaches online courses to both individuals in recovery and professionals at the Integral Recovery Institute. Dupuy also coaches individuals privately via Skype. He is the author of Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Addiction and Alcoholism, winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Award in Health: Addiction & Recovery. A passionate blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Dupuy has recorded three albums of original material.