Here's a true story about an experience I had before I dominated alcohol addiction.
I'd just finished a weekend-long bender and emailed in "sick" to work.
I decided to tough out my alcohol withdrawal at home, taking epsom baths and using a few supplements that I'd learned could help reduce my suffering.
I went out for a jog to release some endorphins, when I started feeling panic set in.
My breathing became short and raspy, my ears rung, and I could feel my swollen liver sending pain signals from under the right side of my ribcage.
Physically and emotionally, this was becoming the most painful day I had ever experienced...
In spite of the fact, or maybe because of the fact, that nothing was happening.
I was surrounded by people, but I felt alone, and I had time to think.
I realized that if I didn't stop this endless cycle of drinking and withdrawal, I was going to lose my job, my relationships, or much worse.
After I had this realization, my boss texted me, asking me where the f*** I was.
Suddenly, my panic faded away.
I RESOLVED in my own mind, right then and there, that SOMEONE would benefit from this SECRET pain I'd endured, which I had not shared with family or friends.
I knew that there were "alcoholics" out there, and I knew that I didn't want to label myself as an "alcoholic" for the rest of my life.
I knew that something was wrong with my brain, and I needed to know what it was.
I knew that there HAD to be someone out there who could help me fix it, but where was this person?!?!
Now fast forward about six years.
I've been through it all, and that jog wasn't the last time I battled withdrawal.
I did lose that job, as well as my relationship at the time.
Looking back, none of that matters one bit.
I figured out what was wrong with my brain, I didn't label myself as an alcoholic, and I've transcended alcohol to build the life of my dreams.
And that's not even the most important part of this story.
In keeping with that promise to myself, I have become the person I once sought - for dozens of people around the globe who've found themselves in my former shoes.
By some miracle, tens of thousands of people now read Fit Recovery each month.
My website, eBook, and online course all reflect the massive amount of research I've compiled to help people forge a new identity beyond alcohol.
My absolute favorite part of my new life is one-on-one alcohol recovery coaching.
I am not a doctor, a therapist, or a 12-step guru - yet none of these people are alcohol recovery coaches.
Every day, I find ways to use every aspect of my life experience to help the very special group of people who are my private coaching clients.
Perhaps you've already had some epiphanies while reading my website, and maybe you've even found some strategies and supplements that have helped you.
But if you really want to cover all of your bases and ensure lasting success, your best bet is to hire me personally.
I have an incredible track record working with individuals from around the world.
The vast majority of people I have worked with have successfully conquered alcohol addiction - I know this because they still email me all the time!!
Simply put, I know what I'm doing.
Recently, one of my former clients emailed me to say she had been happily free from alcohol for 6 months - for the first time in her adult life.
I take an immensely personal interest in seeing my clients recover.
I don't want repeat business!! I want to see you live the life that you were born to live.
Let me help you get there.