My name is Michael. I have a story to tell.
I was in full-blown addiction for many years. Many times I thought to myself that something was wrong with me, but I never admitted how bad my problem was. On the surface I gave the appearance that I was cool and confident, while on the inside I was afraid of absolutely everything.
Day after day, year after year, I carried on as though everything was completely normal, but I was lying to everyone. I was physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually sick.
My wife had a sense that I was unwell, from the very beginning, and she tried desperately to crack through my mask. I could talk around it, dance around it, even change for a week, or a month, or a year. But the shadow held fast, and always came back.
I thought that being sober meant that I didn’t use. What I learned was literally a crash course that getting sober was far deeper than not using.
One day, my wife asked me what kind of man I wanted to be. I finally saw that she was slipping through my fingers, and so was my entire life. I finally saw the light of reality.
That day, it was my time to change.
When I finally admitted that I needed help, it was an explosion. There were many life lessons that I had ignored, and they all came ripping through me at the same time.
I wanted to be sober, for real, and learned that I needed to do more than stop using. I needed to go back through the lessons that I had ignored. I needed to change. I needed to rebuild.
What I learned about addiction and recovery was breaking me apart. I could accept that I was wrong about many things in life. Lots of programs were available to show how addiction destroyed me. When I looked for the programs to learn how to rebuild, to learn how to find joy and purpose in sobriety, I could not find them.
After years of research and testing many different methods for personal change, we built challenging, fulfilling programs for sobriety that went far deeper than not using.
My story is about transformation. From Addict to Sober. From Delusion to Reality.
Your story is different from mine, yet we all have limits to break through. Your limit may be a drug, or a belief, or a behavioral pattern. We each write our own story of change and transformation.
This is my path to break through limitations, to find my truth, to repair the damage that I caused to myself and others. To inspire my children. To show my wife how deeply I love her.
You must walk your own path. I must walk mine. We can walk beside each other.
If you’re reading this, if you’ve found us, then today is your time to change.