Have 12-Step Programs, “Buddy Systems,” and Other Addiction Strategies Left You Feeling like You’ll Never Break Free from Your Addiction?
Reclaim Your Life from Addiction WITHOUT Endless Therapy, Depressing Meetings, or Relying On Sheer Willpower – So You Can Enjoy the Life You Deserve.
… And You’ll Find Out How to Move on Confidently, Instead of Carrying Your Recovery Around Like an Albatross for the Rest of Your Life!
Because you’re reading this page right now, I’m guessing that you’re in a lot of emotional pain. Although you might not have admitted your addiction to anyone else, you know inside that your addiction is destroying you, your family, your friends, and your life.
It’s a horrible feeling, knowing that your addiction dramatically impacts every aspect of your life. You feel alone… like no one else in the world can understand the enormous struggle you face every single day… and that the people around you are judging you for what you’re going through.
It’s a living nightmare!
And if you’re like most people who finally hit a breaking point with their own addictive behaviors, you probably wonder if there’s even anything you can do about it. It’s almost as if the addiction has consumed you to the point where you’re no longer yourself… because in a very real sense, you’re not!
Tell me if any of these resonate you:
- You’ve carefully orchestrated your life to hide your addiction from your friends, co-workers, and loved ones… but deep down inside, you realize that they know!
- You’ve tried to stop your addictive behavior on your own… and maybe you’ve even succeeded for a few days or weeks… but eventually, the old behaviors creep back in and you find yourself in the same place where you started… or worse!
- You’ve turned to support groups for help, but after spending time with other people struggling with addiction, you felt even worse than when you started (and more ready than ever for a drink/hit/fix)!
- You’ve spent sleepless nights wondering why you can’t simply kick your habit and live a normal life like everyone else around you… and felt ashamed, unworthy, and miserable because you can’t seem to get your addiction under control!
- You feel judged and completely shunned by people who notice the effects of your addiction, and you can’t understand why they aren’t sympathetic to your pain!
- You wonder if your addiction will lead you to an early grave from stress, illness, and physical danger… because you can’t seem to get control!
When you think back to the decisions that addiction has forced you to make, you feel ashamed… mortified that you could ever put drugs, alcohol, or whatever it is above everything else in your life.
But still, your addiction is in the driver’s seat… and if you don’t grab the wheel, your addiction will just keep the pedal to the floor until it drives you over a cliff!
Do You Feel Like There’s No Hope?
Look, I know you’ve probably tried almost everything you can think of to break free from your addiction. After all, no one wants to spend the rest of their lives under the thumb of alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors. You want your life back!
You desperately want to be free from addiction – to finally experience life through your own eyes instead of through the dirty lens of addiction. You’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotions – shame, guilt, anxiety, and depression… all of which are totally and completely normal – and these feelings have all but taken over your life.
You crave living a normal life – and maybe you even wonder sometimes how the people around you manage to live every day free from the addiction that plagues you. If only you could somehow find your way out… enjoy the things that were once important to you… and wake up every morning enthusiastic about life, instead of dreading another day of the “same old, same old.”
But no matter what you’ve tried, you haven’t been permanently able to break free from your addiction. You might have freed yourself for a few days or weeks… or even a year or longer… but eventually, the old habits pulled you back and put you right back where you were before!
And now you not only have your addiction to deal with… you have the self-shame of having recovered and then relapsed!
It probably feels impossible… hopeless… and you feel powerless to make a positive change in your life!
But it’s important to know that you haven’t failed. Addiction is an ugly, heartless beast (I’ll tell you how I know in a few minutes), and throughout history, we’ve based recovery methods on the best information we had available at the time.
The thing is, addiction recovery hasn’t really kept up with what we’ve learned about the human mind and body. There’s nothing particularly wrong with 12-step systems and other traditional recovery techniques… but the human mind is so complex that our understanding of it is constantly evolving. And as our understanding evolves, the recovery techniques we have available should too!
Why Don’t Traditional Recovery Methods Work?
If you’re like most people who have struggled with addiction, you’ve probably tried more than a few techniques to quit your addictive behavior. And although the people who created these techniques meant well, most traditional recovery methods have absolutely dismal success rates.
Think about that! If you were scheduled to go in for heart surgery and the surgeon’s techniques were only successful 5% of the time… wouldn’t you keep looking?
But when it comes to addiction, we keep doing the same old things, no matter how ineffective they are. We take a “one size fits all” approach, even though addiction is a highly personal problem that affects you, me, and everyone else in the world differently.
And if you’ve ever been to a “meeting,” you know exactly how depressing it can be. 12-step program meetings and other types of group sessions are meant to provide hope and encouragement… but after an hour or two of listening to other people talk about how their addictions have completely screwed up their lives… you leave feeling like crap!
I’ve heard from countless people that they’ve never wanted a drink as badly as they did after attending an AA meeting!
I don’t mean to cast AA (or any of the other major recovery organizations) in a negative light. Under the right circumstances, they can be highly effective. But for most people who simply want freedom from addiction, they can be a burden!
Are You Really Powerless?
One of the first things you’ll learn in a 12-step program is that you are completely, utterly powerless over your addiction. That you have to hand the reins over to something bigger than yourself if you want to have any hope of living a normal, happy life. That concept has been the cornerstone of most recovery programs for decades, and it’s unlikely that this will change any time in the near future.
If you’re like many people struggling with addiction, you probably find this idea incomprehensible. The very notion suggests that you are so weak that your addiction is actually bigger than you are. It negates the very core of your being – the part of you that, underneath all of the negative feelings and thoughts that come with addiction… you have the power to reclaim your own life.
I’m not going to go into a religious discussion here. You have your own beliefs, and that’s perfectly fine with me. But if you’re not entirely comfortable with giving your problems over to something “greater than yourself,” or you’re not even sure there’s anything greater out there… then a traditional recovery program probably isn’t going to help you at all.
You see, underneath your addiction, you are a whole person. You have the potential to live a satisfying, incredible life that brings you joy and fulfillment. And whether you believe in a higher power, you’re not sure about whether there’s a supreme force willing and able to help you, or you don’t believe in anything at all… you still have the “life force” necessary to conquer your addiction and start living life on your own terms!
Reclaiming Your Life is the Most Critical Step to Recovery!
Adopting a mindset of “powerlessness” isn’t going to help you get better. If anything, it robs you of your ability to break free… and keeps you stuck in the “hold pattern” of addiction. It makes you feel like you’re just one mis-step away from disaster… and this feeling is exactly what keeps millions of talented, intelligent people just like you chained in the prison cell of addiction year after year.
This is exactly what your addiction wants – to keep you stuck in a powerless mindset. That way, you remain weak and incapable of proclaiming your freedom for good. And as long as you feel powerless over your addiction, you remain its slave… and one single moment of indecision months or years down the road can put you right back into its heartless, life destroying grip!
The key is to fully and authentically reclaim your own life. Once you recognize and lay claim to your own unique power… there is absolutely nothing your addiction can do to keep you from enjoying an authentic, fulfilled, amazing life!
If that all sounds like a pipe dream right now, I get it. It’s hard to imagine the magnificent freedom of the world when you’re stuck in a stinky, dark prison cell.
But here’s what I’m proposing. You’ve spent months or years listening to the lies that your addiction is feeding you. Are you willing to spend just a few minutes entertaining the possibility that there’s a better life out there for you?
A better life might seem unlikely. I understand. Your addiction is feeding you all kinds of B.S. because, well, without your “buy in,” your addiction is NOTHING! It relies on keeping you depressed… anxious… hopeless… to feed its selfish needs!
It’s a parasite that feeds off your misery!
The Good News Is that Recovery is FINALLY Possible!
I want to make this one point very clear – you are not a failure! You’ve accomplished some pretty impressive things in your life, and to be honest, you’re not done yet!
But let’s face facts here… if you don’t do something about your addiction, you’re running the very serious risk of throwing away everything you’ve worked so hard to build.
Nobody grows up thinking, “I want to be a slave to addiction when I get older.” It just happens.
Some of the most intelligent people who have ever walked the face of the planet have become entangled in addiction. It’s not a logical thing. It’s purely emotional. And that’s what makes recovery so insanely difficult for many people. It’s a primitive part of your brain that demands you keep feeding it with chemicals and activities that destroy you… while your higher brain says, “Hold on… this isn’t right!”
But what if you finally had the power to overcome your addiction more quickly and easily than you ever thought possible?
What if you could take advantage of simple techniques that would allow you to reclaim a full, authentic life… and make your addiction a distant memory?
What if you had the power to achieve the things you were born to do… instead of remaining a slave to your primitive brain’s selfish desires?
Would that change your life?
- You’d feel empowered, knowing that every decision you made was your own, instead of simply following the whims of some destructive addiction!
- You’d feel confident that you were making the right decisions for your family… being the reliable provider instead of having your family wonder whether you had finally gone off the deep end!
- You’d feel optimistic about your future, knowing that you had the clarity to pursue and achieve your dreams and goals, instead of spending every day languishing in mediocrity!
- You’d feel enthusiastic about the “little things” that mean the most to you, like enjoying a night out with your spouse or partner or spending time with your children!
- You’d feel confident in social situations, knowing that no one was whispering about your behavior behind your back!
- You’d feel in control of your life, ready to get the most out of each and every day!
Whatever your addiction has done to your life, I want you to know right now that it’s not over. Remember Rocky Balboa? In one of his more powerful scenes, he tells his son, “It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
It doesn’t matter so much what mistakes you’ve made. It doesn’t matter that your life has turned into a mess at the hands of alcohol, drugs, gambling, or whatever you’re struggling with. What matters is that you’re willing to get back up and keep going. And because you’re still with me here, I completely and wholeheartedly believe that you have what it takes to get back up and keep moving forward!
The thought of feeling positive and having control over your life might sound completely foreign to you right now… especially if you have been struggling with addiction for a long time. You might be skeptical, and I get that. But I want to assure you…
I Understand the Painful Struggle You’re Going Through Right Now!
My name is Warren Broad, and I’ve been where you are. I lost my brother to alcohol and suicide when I was eight years old, and watched my mother spiral into depression and alcoholism soon after. And eventually, I ended up under the crushing fist of addiction myself.
I felt hopeless. Lost. Dead inside. And it felt to me like without my addiction, I was nothing. It controlled every waking moment, and even when I did manage to get some sleep, part of my mind still knew the addiction was there. It felt like there was absolutely no escape!
It was a long, painful time for me, just as it has been for you. I’ve given years of my life to my addiction – years that I’ll never get back. But eventually, I learned how to rise up and reclaim my freedom. It didn’t happen overnight, but I broke free from addiction and learned how to avoid getting pulled back into that ugly, vicious cycle.
I am not sharing this to impress you or to suggest that I have some kind of super-human power. I failed at breaking the cycle of addiction many times. I know what a huge challenge it is to rise above something that has so deeply rooted itself into your mind and body.
Instead, I’m telling you my story because I want you to know what is possible. Recovery IS an option, even if things like these have failed you:
- 12-step recovery programs
- Quitting the addictive behavior cold-turkey
- “Weaning” yourself off drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior
- Using a “buddy system” to quit an addictive behavior
See, after I broke free from my own addiction, I obtained certifications in addictions counseling, adult psychology, and hypnosis. I saw pretty much everything out there that people were using to try to rid themselves of addictive behavior. But I knew that for absolutely anybody to have a chance at a normal life free from addiction, there had to be another way.
If You’re Ready to Finally Break Free From the Grip of Addiction and Live the Life You Were Meant to Live… “Recovery in the Now ” Can Give You Your Life Back!
After my own recovery from addiction, I committed to helping others who were dealing with their own struggles. I developed a system that works even if everything else you have ever tried has failed.
It wasn’t an easy process. I spent months searching for a system that anyone could use to overcome addiction. No matter where you are right now or what you’ve been through, I wanted to make sure that you could achieve freedom steadily and get back to the life you were meant to live.
I’m happy to say that my efforts paid off, and now you have the opportunity to tap into my experience and research to finally reclaim your life, once and for all!
Recovery in the Now is about an entirely new approach to addiction and recovery. It’s an opportunity for you to reclaim your own life and get the most out of each day… instead of being a slave to a drug, a drink, or an addictive behavior.
Before I tell you about what Recovery in the Now is and how it can radically change your life, I want to tell you what it is NOT:
- It’s not another thinly-disguised 12-step program that requires you to go to meetings, check in with a sponsor, or do any of the other things that make traditional recovery programs so cumbersome and unpleasant!
- It’s not a “rehab” system that requires you to take weeks or months out of your life or away from your family!
- It’s not a “give yourself over to a higher power” approach that requires you to render yourself powerless… Although my program works well with any religion or belief system, you don’t have to belong to any particular religion at all to make it work!
- It’s not a “one size fits all” approach – your situation is unique, and you deserve a recovery plan that is tailored to your own personality and needs!
- It’s not a system based on wallowing in the shame of your past mistakes or “atoning” for your addiction – you simply start where you are and move forward – enjoying freedom and a renewed enthusiasm for life!
Here’s what You’ll Get with Recovery in the Now :
- You’ll get a recovery program that will address the challenges and struggles that are universal to all addicts, so that you can reclaim your life
- You’ll get a program that works without the guilt and constraints of traditional recovery programs.
- You’ll get recovery tools that help you understand your addiction and find your way out with compassionate support and guidance from someone who has been there and knows exactly what you are going through.
- You’ll learn empowering, life-affirming principles that will ease your transition to a happier, healthier life, so that you can feel optimistic and ready to start the next chapter of your life without the burden of regret!
- You’ll get practical tips for freeing yourself from addiction once and for all, so that you won’t have to spend the rest of your life under the shadow of your former addiction!
- You’ll learn a spiritual approach to recovery that works whether you ascribe to a traditional religion, have your own personal sense of spirituality, or you don’t even believe in a higher power at all!
- You’ll get access to a dedicated partner in your recovery, instead of just a therapist or clinician who pretends to understand what you’re going through!
How is Recovery in the Now Different?
Talk to 100 different people who have been affected by the misery of addiction, and you’ll hear 100 different stories. No two people have the same experience, and addiction affects everyone differently.
So how could a “one size fits all” approach really work for everyone?
Your life experiences are your own. What led another person to addiction might not be relevant to your unique situation. And what it takes for you to reclaim your life from addiction probably wouldn’t work at all for someone else.
That’s why I’ve designed Recovery in the Now to take a personal approach to recovery. I’ll work with you to find the techniques and strategies you need right now to finally become free from the negative influences of addiction.
Recovery in the Now isn’t designed to force you to give up your own personal power to your addiction. Feeling powerless doesn’t do anything but make you feel even more miserable… and that just makes you feel even more like continuing to give into your chemical addiction or compulsive behaviors.
You won’t feel powerless and frustrated when you work with me. Instead, you’ll discover the enormous strength inside you that is critical to recovery and sustained happiness! You have everything you need inside you to beat your addiction into submission – and release its hold on your life forever – and I want to help you tap into that incredible power!
Recovery in the Now doesn’t require you to have any particular religious or spiritual beliefs. If you’re like many people dealing with addiction, you might not even be sure what your beliefs are right now. And that’s perfectly okay! We’ll take a “start where you are” approach and give you the power to quickly and easily overcome your addiction without the need for adopting beliefs or ideas that don’t fit your life right now!
And, unlike in a group therapy setting, you don’t have to feel like you must hold the details of your life or your addiction back. Most group recovery sessions are restrictive, because people don’t want others to know how badly they feel about the path down which their addictions have led them. You’ll have a safe, confidential environment in which you can honestly explore the reasons for your addiction and discover your own unique path to recovery!
Is it Worth Putting off Your Life Another Day?
Look, I get that committing to recovery is a big decision. And I’m not going to lie to you… it’s hard work! Your addiction didn’t happen overnight, and you’re not going to reclaim your life without some effort either.
But let me ask you:
If you decide to do nothing today… what is your life going to look like tomorrow?
At best, it’s going to be a carbon copy of today… trudging through the same feelings… giving in to the same habits… and feeling absolutely no better about your life and your future.
At worst… well, I don’t want to talk about that. You already know.
Each of us has a limited number of days and a limited number of chances. When you have a chance to dramatically increase the quality of your life (and the lives of the people you care about the most), you either grab onto the opportunity, or you later wish you had.
Are YOU Ready to Take Your Life Back… and Finally Enjoy the Freedom and Happiness You Deserve?
I know where my life would have ended up if I had not finally found my own path to recovery. And I have to tell you, my friend… I don’t want that for you.
And, quite honestly… neither do your friends and family!
Isn’t it time you took control… determined your own future… and felt the freedom of living life on your own terms?
Investing in your recovery can be a scary proposition… and I want to make reclaiming your life as affordable as possible. That’s why I provide different options- so that you can choose the best path to recovery for you.