From the beginning

The videos start from the very first day I quit drinking. I still cringe when look back on that first video. It was the first time I’d ever made a video for YouTube, so my presentation skills were very raw, quickly learned from a Dummies book if I remember rightly.

When I look at that person on the screen, on the one hand I feel very sorry for who I was – the product of over 30 years living with under the illusion that drinking alcohol was normal. But on the other hand, I feel elated about the journey which is about to unfold for that man. It’s very satisfying to look back with a sense of detachment at the man I was and to understand how far along my personal road I’ve traveled, just by getting alcohol out of the equation.

It’s an eye opening experience that I would recommend to anyone. Use whatever you’ve got, a video camera, phone, or go and buy a cheap camera. Sit down and spend some time recording yourself talking about who you are in that moment and what you want to get out of life now that you’ve made the decision to quit. Record a message for your future self about how you feel now and where you want to go, about the person you want to become… it’s very, very powerful. You don’t have to show it to anyone else, you can keep it locked up forever. When you need to look back, you’ll have an emotional reminder of how far you’ve come. That person, who’s talking to you on the screen from your past, can give you some very compelling reasons to stay motivated and focused on what you need to do to succeed.

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What to expect on the site

Apart from my personal journey, you’ll find a lot of videos offering tips and tricks about the stuff I’ve learned that you could benefit from, as well as questions and answer sessions, and some general rambling. It’s all here for you to browse through for free, 24/7. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in here somewhere.

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I wish you the very best with your journey away from alcohol.

Onwards and Upwards!

Kev

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58 Comments

  • Linda A

    Reply Reply December 18, 2015

    KEVIN,
    My Day 18 today. I was doing and feeling great until the post in the group today that started a bit of a firestorm this morning. Now I’m feeling deflated, feeling like I’m embarrassed or upset – like I had an argument with a close friend. The wind came out of my AF determination somewhat as that started it and the day went downhill from there. Feel bad I took part in that post this morning at all.

  • Donna

    Reply Reply January 5, 2016

    Hi, i found your videos a little before xmas but by then had already made the choice to stop drinking 1/1/16, i also stopped smoking on 25/12/15 and gave up caffeine 18/12/15. so far with the other 2 i have had not problem what so ever, i am using patches for smoking and on new years eve i did ‘smoke’ a straw! stood outside and breathed in through a straw like i was smoking, it worked really well considering i had had 1/4 bottle of baileys, 2 bottles of prosecco and 1/2 a bottle of vodka! ( my family think i had a bottle of prosecco). anyway on day 4 now and feeling ok, probably the longest i have gone with out alcohol since my last pregnancy (2002) I also have other health problems such as sleep apnoea and M.E which have seen me bed ridden and in a mobility scooter in the last 12 months, i was using alcohol at home as never go out to block it all. Anyways please may i join the facebook group? Donna

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply January 6, 2016

      Hi Donna, Thanks for commenting… I’ve added you to the facebook group, you should get your invite… I took your email address out of the comment. Let us know how you’re getting on…Kevin

  • Michael

    Reply Reply January 12, 2016

    Hi Kevin,I’m on day 12 of quitting drinking even though I failed in the past.I’ve even started doing a drug,solvent and alcohol abuse counseling course and have not been to the pub ever since I started quitting drinking and doing this course because i realized there just a bunch of alcoholics and if i stopped going to the pub theres a 99% chance I would never see them again unless it was somebodies funeral or etc like that.I did also read your book again and the STOP DRINKING NOW book by Allen Carr and it really opened my eyes again that alcohol doesn’t solve the problem it makes it worse and the problem will still be there the next day.Nobody made us drink alcohol we made that choice and only we can choose to quit drinking.

  • Veikko Hakkarainen

    Reply Reply January 20, 2016

    Hi Kevin! Greetings from Finland and thank you for your videos and the support you give us! Last year I was without drinking for 105 days, I stopped drinking 1/1/16 again, hopefully for good this time! For me drinking gave a break from the reality which is sometimes hard to cope with. Could you made a video about this aspect of drinking? Veikko

  • tom

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Hello Kevin, Im going on 4 weeks drink free, after 30+ years, the last 10 heavily. I never expected to feel so much better. I have the occasional craving and inner voice that tells me I can moderate my alcohol intake, but I know that is not possible. Thank you for your inspirational videos! Tom

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Good for you Tom. It’s amazing how we don’t even realize what we’re doing to ourselves or how much better we’ll feel when we stop.

  • Malia

    Reply Reply March 9, 2016

    I am so glad I found your site. I have been drinking moderately/heavily and daily (unless I was hungover) for probably 20 years, except for my pregnancies and nursing. I Don’t drink to get drunk so much as know it is something to look forward to at the end of the day, and more recently and regularly, earlier and earlier in the day. Problem is, the earlier I started, the longer I drank, or sooner I passed out. I started carrying around minis in my purse for long drives when my husband was driving, and just in case I got bored. I have wanted to quit for so long and know that my kids think I drink too much or too often. I am active and love my kids and husband dearly; therefore, when my husband challenged me to quit for 30 days, how could I refuse? Today is only day 2, and while I don’t feel any physical effects, I find myself dwelling on it. IT is insanely awesome to see that I’m not alone and I feel a burden released simply by typing this out. I never considered myself an alcoholic outwardly before, but I always suspected in my mind that there was no doubt. I haven’t read all of your blog entries/watched your videos yet, so forgive me if you have already stated so, but did you get rid of all your alcohol when you decided to quit?

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply March 10, 2016

      Congratulations on your decision to quit, Malia. I didn’t get rid of all the alcohol in the house, if that’s what you mean. My partner still drinks, but I had made up my mind that there I wasn’t going to put any more into my body, and that was that. It’s a bit easier if you can eliminate the alcohol and the other reminders, but you still have the big wide world to deal with where alcohol is everywhere, unless you move to a country that doesn’t drink.

  • Dawn

    Reply Reply March 15, 2016

    Hi Kevin, I am a 18 months sober (recovering alcoholic). I attend AA in the states and currently sponsor 3 women. I have been recommending your videos/podcasts to my sponsees and also other women in my AA groups. While I don’t agree with everything you have to say or your stance on AA, I find your talks are very helpful and informative. I just wanted to say thank you.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply March 16, 2016

      Thanks Dawn

  • Jon

    Reply Reply March 17, 2016

    Hi Kevin, I am very hungover from last night and feel like crap. I have tried to stop drinking once before which lasted a month. But like most thought I could start again and moderate it! Wrong! Here we go again. I like your youtube videos.

  • Darcie

    Reply Reply April 5, 2016

    Hello everyone,

    I happy to find this site. I am 28 years old and have decided to quit drinking. When I start I cannot stop and it scares me that i lose control every time. This is day 1 for me, but I wish to keep to this. I have deleted friends who I go out with, I have deleted my fb so I do not see pictures of people drinking, and I am going to take each day and try my best to keep away from drinking. Wish me luck 🙂

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply April 8, 2016

      glad you found us too Darcie, welcome aboard and good luck!

  • Hal

    Reply Reply April 11, 2016

    Day 2 🙁 30 years old and have been drinking this poison for over 20 years – no more now I finally realises what its all about – great videos Kevin!

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply April 15, 2016

      Thanks Hal

  • Peter

    Reply Reply April 14, 2016

    Hi, I am 39 and have drank whiskey, probably 2 or 3 doubles a night for 9 years solid, I am about a 4/5 weeks clear. Roughly how long am I looking at for some positive effects, I understand it was a long time that I was drinking – Peter, lincs

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply April 15, 2016

      Hey Peter, you should be getting some positive effects already after a month. It depends on what was happening prior. Where you getting a hangover the day after? That must be gone. It also depends on what you have replaced the alcohol with. there’s no such thing as a behavior vacuum. When you stop one thing, you need to fill the gap with something else.

  • Will H

    Reply Reply April 21, 2016

    Hi Kevin,

    I have been watching your videos from the website and YouTube over the past few weeks. I have been inspired by the journey you have taken. I can relate to a lot of your stories and experiences. I like how you speak the truth and tell it how it was and is now.

    I believe I am ready to start my own journey. I am looking forward to the journey. I know that an alcohol free future is the only way forward.

    Thank you for sharing the videos and experiences.

    Will.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply April 25, 2016

      You’re welcome aboard Will. I hope you find some inspiration and motivation here at Alcohol Mastery…

      • Will

        Reply Reply May 5, 2016

        Hi Kevin

        Thank you for the welcome. I am still watching lots of videos. They are really awesome. I have ordered two books that you have mentioned in your videos, Man’s Search For Meaning & The Easy Way To Stop Drinking by Allen Carr. Really looking forward to them arriving within the week.
        Your post “Is Alcohol Affecting Your Work” was well done. Got me thinking of all the lost day’s at work.

        Thanks again,

        Will.

        • Kevin O'Hara

          Reply Reply May 10, 2016

          Two great books, highly recommended. Hope you enjoy.

          • Will H

            May 24, 2016

            Hi Kevin

            I hope you are keeping well. I finished the books. They where really good and gave me lots of motivation to keep on the wonderful alcohol free journey. I really enjoyed your post about the 3500km walk you are taking. I wish you the best with it and it has got me thinking about a goal that I can set for myself.

            All the best,

            Will.

  • Trisha

    Reply Reply April 24, 2016

    Hi, Kevin. I’ve struggled for many years and truly probably never would’ve stopped… until I found out I was pregnant. My fiance is very much trying to quit but is having issues with his anxiety/depression.. and really, just keeping occupied where he used to drink to stay occupied seems to be a daunting task. Any tips on getting through the first few weeks?

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply April 30, 2016

      Watch as many videos as you can. There’s a getting started section on the site which has a few vids that should get you going.

  • Loura

    Reply Reply June 1, 2016

    Hello Kevin. I have been a struggling with staying off alcohol for a few years. I quit a 2 pack a day smoking habit of 30 years over 10 years ago. I went through an experimental heavy club/drug phase in my thirties and stopped that. My problem (and I know it’s MY problem) is that with all those things I did them with my husband and together we chose to stop doing them. My husband does not want to stop his daily drinking. I feel that without his full support on this I have not been strong enough to give up alcohol. I have stubbled upon you in my search for some kind of guidance and strength to do this alone. Listening to your story I don’t feel alone in this fight now.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply June 2, 2016

      Hey Loura, Glad you don’t feel alone. We have a great community of people who have all gone through similar struggles. Your husband can still support you without also quitting booze. I’m in that position. My partner supports me but she still drinks her wine. In an ideal world, when we quit drinking everyone else would at the same time. Remember that moving on in your life, quitting drinking, is always your choice. You can’t choose for someone else, only for yourself. If your husband decides to quit on his own, great. If he doesn’t, you can’t force him. You independently put the alcohol in your body and you have to independently stop.
      Take care,
      Kevin

  • Maisy

    Reply Reply June 6, 2016

    Hi,

    I’ve been watching a few of your video’s and they have really helped me..so far. But I am nervous I will break….I have tried so many times to cut back or give up. I think the longest I ever did was 17 days. I know terrible. I am now on day 4…and just want to keep motivated. Thank you for making your great advice so available.

    Maisy

  • Marty

    Reply Reply June 16, 2016

    I’ve been drinking daily for several years now and got to where weeks were out of control, even slug some leftover vodka in the morning. Well. I was hung over big time on Monday so had some hair of the dog to help which turned into drinking another and another, so hungover again Tuesday. Work suffered big time this week and I told myself “I’m done!” I’ve said it before but never made it but a couple days. After two sleepless nights I’d buy some vodka to knock me out. I believe this time is different. I’ve listened to your videos all day and subscribed. I know my liver tests last year weren’t good either so I have to stop! I just have to

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  • Susan K

    Reply Reply July 18, 2016

    Hi Kevin

    Have you ever watched the youtube video The Power of Words, by the author, Andrea Gardner; Change Your Words, Change Your Life ?
    https://youtu.be/Hzgzim5m7oU

    That’s what you’ve done for me. Your words have changed my brain in regards to alcohol, and eliminated my conflict with it.

    Thank you.
    Susan

  • Sina

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    Hi Kevin! Thank you for all you do. I belong to a private Facebook group which was started by a group of people following the 30 Day Sobriety Solution book by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews. We have a new member who told us about your work, and now you are inspiring all of us daily. Thank you again! Some of us struggle with relapse. Do you have some videos or materials I can tell our members about that would help them? Sincerely, Sina Martel. Onward and Upward !!!

  • Sina

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    Hi again Kevin! I just scrolled back. I saw that the new member to our private Facebook group is Loura, who you responded to in June! She is doing great and her partner is supporting her. Thanks to you. And thanks to Loura for telling us about you!

  • Ditto

    Reply Reply August 16, 2016

    Enjoying your podcasts and experiences. Thank you for sharing. Does it have to be all or nothing? Is there no middle road?

    Suffering.

    M

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply August 20, 2016

      I’ve tried the middle route so often…failed every time, always going back to what I drank or worse…Alcohol is a drug. Your body gets tolerance. The more tolerance you have, the more you need to get the same kick.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply August 30, 2016

    Hi Kevin,
    Cant seem to log in with my email address although receive regular emails from you at the same address?
    Can I reset somehow?
    best
    Chris

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply September 7, 2016

      Where are you trying to log into Chris? You can send me an email at kevin@alcoholmastery.com if you like 🙂

      • Stephanie

        Reply Reply September 13, 2016

        Hi Kevin,

        I’m having the same trouble as Chris. At the top of the page when I click on member login and type in my email address and password, then click enter, nothing happens, the page just refreshes. Actually I don’t recall creating a user name and password, I just subscribed to the newsletter and confirmed it. Not sure what to do now?

        Thanks,
        Steph

        • Kevin O'Hara

          Reply Reply September 13, 2016

          Hi Steph, the members login is for those who’ve purchased a course or audiobook through the website…Thanks, Kevin

  • Stephanie

    Reply Reply September 13, 2016

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks, but still confused…I did purchase the online course (udemy) How to stop drinking alcohol. I’ve been watching the videos (they’re great btw).

    Just wondering what other resources are available on this site as I would very much like to utilize it.

    Regards,
    Steph

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply September 14, 2016

      Hi Steph, It’s the same course that you bought on Udemy. I had the courses up on the website first. There’s nothing you’re missing that you can’t get on Udemy. Regards, Kevin

  • Stephanie

    Reply Reply September 14, 2016

    Great, thanks Kevin 🙂

    Can I get an invite to the facebook page?

    Regards,
    Steph

  • Jenn M

    Reply Reply October 11, 2016

    Hello Kevin.
    I need to quit drinking! Immediately!
    In may of this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. I’ve been out of work since June 1st and have been drinking quite constantly since. Im bored. I’m depressed and booze seems to “help”.

    I sleep like crap. I eat like crap and feel like crap most of the time. My drinking issues didn’t start with the cancer diagnosis, but it definitely has gotten worse within the last few months. I drink all the time and when I’m Not drinking, all I can think about is when I can start drinking. Depending on the time of day. I find myself watching the clock, waiting for 10:30 am to roll around so I can start. Again. I’m in a vicious cycle and really have a strong desire to stop this craziness and feel normal again.

    Please help me overcome this!
    Thank you.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply October 24, 2016

      Hi Jenn, Your strong desire to stop drinking is something which will really help you. The first step is not to drink any more. As long as you’re putting the stuff in your mouth, all the rest of it is just going to be pie in the sky. I know it’s difficult, but things will only get worse unless you do stop. If you drinking that much, you might want to see your doctor first, just to be on the safe side

  • Tim F

    Reply Reply October 31, 2016

    Hello Kevin, I stumbled upon your videos a while back and I just wanted to reach out and say that I admire what you’ve done and it’s been an inspiration that I’m sure is helping many people including myself. Having the understanding of what is going on with the body and mind during recovery from alcohol has really helped me through the initial symptoms of my recovery. As a lifelong heavy drinker I really crossed over the bridge after a divorce and became a full blown alcoholic the past 5 years. I was living from one extreme to another. My life was like a pendulum. I’d eat super healthy and take all kinds of vitamins and supplements and go to the gym and work out hard. Then, after the gym I’d put away 3/4 of a bottle of vodka. This went on for several years and I tried to quit or cut back many times with very limited success. It’s amazing for how long and how much I drank, so many nights until I passed out and woke up feeling so horrible and sometimes still drunk as my body couldn’t process the alcohol even overnight. When I read the other posts about people drinking 4 or 5 pints of beer I thought how I wish that was all I had drank in an evening. As you might imagine, my lifestyle eventually caught up with me. I began having abdominal pain in my liver and many other related symptoms. Alcohol was slowly taking over my life and my health. I would quit drinking while hungover until I started feeling better and then I’d go back to it. Well, I’m almost a month sober now and I wanted to say that viewing your videos has helped me get this far. You give a drinkers perspective that I can understand and relate to. It has encouraged me. This is the longest I’ve gone in years and I’m very determined this time. For the first time I have finally been able to break the cycle. I’ve ditched all my old drinking buddies and wine guzzling girlfriends, although most of my recent drinking was done alone at home like a true alcoholic. As you said in your videos, quitting has brought both good and bad health consequences. I’m over the initial insomnia and I’m sleeping through the night but the mornings are horrific, fatigue and brain fog and extreme joint and muscle pain. I feel better as the day goes on and life seems so much better now, I can think with a clear head again. Onward and upward. Although I’m sure I have some liver damage, I’m taking a different approach to that. I know your responses always suggest seeing a doctor but I’ve been through that in the past. I’m going to wait until I’m at least 6 months sober and hopefully feeling much better with no liver symptoms. There’s no magic pills the doctor will prescribe to cure a sick liver so the treatment is exactly what I’m doing now. Healthy liver diet and no alcohol and giving the liver time to recover. I also decided that if I do have cirrhosis, I wouldn’t want to know at this time. It would probably only depress me and that’s not going to help matters is it? Well, I know this is surely going to take some time before I feel “normal” again but as mentioned, I’ve got a very positive feeling this time. I know one thing. I’ve been down Alcohol Road almost all the way to the end and it’s a cul-de-sac with a graveyard at the end. Not going there ever again. Thanks again for all you’ve done.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply November 10, 2016

      Hey Tim,

      I am really glad that you found the website, and congratulations on getting to a month. I never went to a doctor, even though I had liver pain. I’ve had no real issues since I stopped drinking, and I always thought that the best response was to stop putting the poison in. Once there is no more alcohol in your body, there can be no more damage, and your body has an opportunity to respond. Luckily, in most cases, the liver will rehabilitate itself. Take care… Kevin

  • Wayne

    Reply Reply December 29, 2016

    Kevin,

    well happy to have came across this/your set up.

    6 days in now of another push at beating this carry on. Just coming out the other end of a by far the severest DTs iv experienced as a heavy drinker, far far too close for comfort this one. I’d stopped drinking last thurs after about 12 days worth of a really dark binge, come the Friday I was a 100% immersed. By the Saturday I had finally been admitted to hospital (me obv thinking all was fine and normal) couldn’t understand what the fuss was. I’ve had episodes before but nothing like this,this was almost demonic or paranormal this time yet still so so real. Last chance saloon for me this time Kev, never again can I put myself or others through that, luckily iv still got a good understanding group round me with who out I’d be gone I think, but yeh through some reason unbeknown to me I’ve came through this one. Like I say 6 days in without but drink couldn’t be further from my mind at the minute but we all know that’s going to probs change the stronger and safer I start feeling. Foods and waters starting to find it’s mark now after all the heaving and retching, I’m back in touch with one the AA lads I’ve worked with in the past and hopefully back up and to group tomorrow, can’t say AAs worked for me in the past but can’t say how actively I actually engaged it but yeh let’s see. Big respect with what you’ve done and what your putting out on here keep it coming.

    All the best alcohol mastery and team

    Wayne

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply January 4, 2017

    Kevin,
    Currently I’m hungover from last night’s poor decision. These are the days I don’t drink, but feel shame and pity for myself and try and make a pact with my brain that I won’t beat it up so bad. Tomorrow I will feel great, because I do exercise and eat fairly healthy. Then I will try to trick my brain through self suggestion into believing that I stopped at the bar and got right stoned and am ready to go home. This sometimes works, but regular daily stress catches up and I am back in the liquor store, not caring about the consequences. Some days I have a few, some days I have too many. I have never quit by choice, but rather waited a few days to not feel like shit and then get drinking again. I want and need to quit because the weekends find me starting early. I just watched your videos today as a start. I have a lot of changing to do, please wish me luck and thank you for your videos.

  • enid

    Reply Reply January 8, 2017

    So glad I found this! I have to do this before I kill myself. Way overboard on the drinking and for all the wrong reasons. Thank you for inspiring me

  • Ron

    Reply Reply January 12, 2017

    Hey Kevin,

    I listened to your audio book and found in brilliant and very straight forward. I have been pondering my decision to stop the drink for quite awhile and have researched a bunch of shit online. As you mentioned I usually scared the shit outta myself with all the symptoms that could happen. I suffered with extreme anxiety for years and although I’ve taken days off from drinking the anxiety was usually present making me want to drink to calm the beast. It’s been a 30 yr battle much like yourself. I’ve stopped before for 3 and half years and attended AA and I couldn’t get really involved in that 12 step approach and I didn’t like calling my self “Alcoholic” as that’s a degrading term. Well I started my journey with confidence thanks to your words and videos. I am almost a week in sober and I feel really good. My only issue has been the non sleeping but I don’t believe anyone has ever died from lack of sleep. Anxiety has yet to present itself as I have remained calm and positive about my decision. I was up to about 500ml a day sometimes much more and didn’t want to get to be a morning or day time drinker. Anyway, thanks man!!! I’ll keep checking your site out as I like what you have to say, it s a no bullshit approach.

    Cheers 😀

  • Paul Harris

    Reply Reply January 31, 2017

    Hi Kev. I’ve been reading through these this blog just last night and thought I’d make a few comments if that’s OK. I feel everything you speak about inspirational and encouraging and I understand how difficult it is to rid the demon juice and move onwards and upwards. Everyone’s problems and alcohol consumption are complicated and completely different. You had massive motivational sights right in front of you to help you fight the battle. This world has completely gone to shit in my eyes. Plus I’ve seen abd experienced some horrific things in my lifetime all most certainly could make me stronger which in fact it has at many times… But still the nightmares come. I’ve done everything from counselling, campral, acupuncture, spiritual healing… I’m very spiritual anyway an sometimes it doesn’t help. So as far as completley straggling th beast unfortunately lots of us have made out friend over the years it’s a bit crazy to think that someone can turn their life around and be on th straight and fucking narrow. It’s not an easy conquest for some. Everyone deserves to be happy and content but sometimes in certain circumstances if you mess around with the wrong type of thing your gonna be in shit steet and it’s not a battle it’s a fucking long going war!!! Anyways onwards and upwards!! X

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply January 31, 2017

      You are right…all it takes is a few wrong turns to send you down the wrong path. But, you can battle your way back… It might be a bit of a fight, but it’s worth making… Onwards and upwards 🙂

  • Louise

    Reply Reply March 26, 2017

    Kevin, I am half a day in. It’s 3:35 in the afternoon and I’m feeling resolved because of you. I’ve been watching your videos for a week now. I have quit so many times before, I can’t count them all. I’ve always gone to AA and I think that is the problem. AA has a way of taking your own power away from you and convincing you that you have to do all this mumbo-jumbo stuff. You tell people to be responsible for themselves. That gives the power to me. I’m feeling powerful. I know I’m in for some daunting times, but I know who to come to now.

    • Kevin O'Hara

      Reply Reply March 27, 2017

      Take it easy on yourself Louise… Remember that daunting times can become more daunting because you think of them that way… Look at it like a challenge… Don’t say daunting say challenging… That brings you much more power… Best of luck to you

  • Chris

    Reply Reply May 8, 2017

    Hi Kevin I’ve just discovered your site and your videos, and can I say mate it’s the most simplistic logic I have ever read on alcohol abuse and how to break the loop! What you are doing is fantastic!.
    I’ve been a heavy drinker for the last 20 years it’s cost me everything a good government job, marriage, financial stability and it ended with a custodial sentence. Alcohol really did destroy my life. At my peak my tolerance was up to 1 Lt of vodka before blackout (and if I’m honest sometimes more!) I have been to AA meetings, NHS work groups, hypnotherapy, addiction councilers you name it, and nothing worked, it made me feel outcast/hopeless and pushed me deeper into addiction.
    I read Alan carrs book (out of desperation) and backed it up with your site and I can honestly say hand on heart the I’ve seen through the bullshit that is programmed into our brains by society from the minute we are born.
    I am on my 11th day and I have never felt like this when it comes to my addictions, the only way I can personally describe my feelings are that a cloud has lifted from my mental thought process and I see alcohol and other similar vile substances for what they truly are, and that I am walking another step further away from them with every day that passes. It feels unbelievably liberating to say the least. I wanted to know if there is anyway I can help with what you are doing and help spread the word?
    Many thanks
    Chris

  • Chris

    Reply Reply May 9, 2017

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