25 years ago I had an alcohol problem and when I took a look at AA and traditional treatment I rapidly came to the conclusion that, if my only two choices were AA or continuing to abuse alcohol, I’d keep on drinking. Frankly, there’s more dignity in being a drunk than there is in being a “powerless alcoholic loser”.
The good news, however, was that I also knew that my alcohol abuse was a choice, a result of a number of personal tragedies, loneliness, boredom, anxiety, and all of the rest of the things that you are currently self-medicating, too.
And that I also knew that I, like you, could choose to fix it.
Not surprisingly, armed with the right attitude and not crippled by 12 Step mythology, I succeeded. The bad news is that it took me a couple of years.
Still, I am recovered – not “in recovery” – and I’m not afraid of “normies” or alcohol or intimacy or being a real live grown-up. I regained a life, one without a label.
The better news is that along the way I learned a lot about how you can do in a few days, weeks, and months what took me years.
The best news is that when Mary Ellen and I put her background together with mine, it all got a lot better and more effective in a hurry, especially for women.
The result? You get the advantage of decades of experience into what actually works.
You also get individual, comprehensive, effective, and affordable relief from your years of alcohol abuse in a private, confidential, and respectful program that’s built around you and your interests, strengths, abilities, and success.
So what do you want? Do you want a life? Do you want to “recover” rather than be in endless “recovery”? Do you want to be an active participant in your life or a spectator?
It’s you choice, you know. Make the one that’s right for you. If it’s a life you want, it can start with just a call.
We recently got a call from a man cancelling a consultation. “I’m just not ready,” he said.
We understand that, but it’s good to remember that none of us are ever really “ready” and, no, the time is never “right”.
That’s human nature and why we postpone change until after the holidays, the Super Bowl, Valentines Day, and so on until another year has slipped by and the negative consequences of our alcohol abuse and inaction have escalated.
One third of us will postpone until we’re dead.
One third will vacillate until it’s too late to make much difference.
One third will do what our clients do – and we have done – and realized that the time is never going to be “just right” nor are we ever going to be “ready”.
Therefore, there’s no point in waiting any longer.
That’s right, today you’re probably as ready as you’re ever going to be and the time is as right as it’s ever going to be.
The difference between you and last week’s clients, or last year’s, or the year before’s, is that they made the call then as you can now.
It really is that simple.