Finding Peace While Defeating Alcohol, Fat, Cigarettes, and Sloth
It's About Getting Better . . .
Age 51

• Active Alcoholic
• 230 Pounds
• Two-Pack-a-Day Smoker
• Awful Cholesterol
• Awful Resting Heartrate
• High Blood Pressure
• Anxious, Fearful, Uptight

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• Alcohol Free since 2002
• 172 Pounds since 2004
• Nicotine Free since 2002
• Terrific Cholesterol
• Terrific Resting Heartrate
• Normal Blood Pressure
• Peaceful, Serene, Relaxed

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Age 64

Meet Ed


"You wake up in the middle of the night full of fear, regret, and self-revulsion. You’re miserable because you know you’re killing yourself with your drinking, drugging, smoking, gluttony, or sloth. Maybe you do all that. Maybe just a couple. Maybe only one. Doesn’t matter. They’re all killers, and not just of our bodies. They kill our souls, too. I know because I've been there."

Alcohol S
"I believed deep into the very core of my being that life without alcohol was impossible. As it turned out, it is possible. In fact, it’s glorious."
"To get better, I must be absolutely honest. If I’m an addict, I must admit it. Calling my nicotine addiction a habit makes it way too benign."
Weight Management
"I've lost seventy pounds and kept it off. I’m going to share my experience with you, and you can do what you want with it. For me, none of this is theory."
"Effective exercise is hard, but the forty-five minute struggle each day makes the other twenty-three hours and fifteen minutes so much better."
The Tools
The Tools

"I drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, and ate brownies to change the way I felt. Without the tools, I'd either drink, smoke, and eat crap again, or I'd be miserable. These tools make it possible to find peace without drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating crap, and napping."

The Book
My Reclaimed Life - The Book

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Can Alcoholics Quit Drinking On their Own?
Excerpt from My Reclaimed Life
(Changes Weekly)

Maybe. I imagine you’re probably not one of the few who can, though. My guess is if you’re reading this, you’re somebody like me and can’t quit without help. Otherwise, why are you here? I’m presuming you’ve tried and tried and self-help hasn’t worked.

So, to answer your question, and not to generalize to the whole population, if you’re here because you’ve tried to quit and can’t, my answer is, “You need help.”

Lots of people decide alcohol is becoming a problem for them and quit. One oft-cited statistic is more people quit drinking alcohol on their own than those who enter treatment or go to recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. I don’t doubt that. I would suggest, though, those who quit on their own aren’t alcoholics as I define the term. (A person who has tried over and over again to quit drinking alcohol and can’t do it for any meaningful length of time by himself or herself.) I have no interest in arguing semantics. Such small thinking would keep me drunk.



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