Addictions ruin lives. Addicts on the path of recovery can cultivate magnificent lives. Alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, prescription drugs, sex, gambling, internet, out-of-control shopping, co-dependent relationships…these are just a few of the many varieties of addictions that are rampant today. Addictions keep us stuck in many ways and most have devastating and destructive effects on our bodies and lives. Most importantly, if we are stuck in our addictions, that substance or situation is keeping us from discovering what is REALLY going on in our heart.
If you are suffering from an addiction, or you’re wondering if maybe you have an addiction, get help. Get some advice from an expert, or just try abstaining from your addictive behavior and see how it goes. The bad news is, if you’re an addict, you won’t be able to handle your addiction alone. The good news is, you don’t have to. The really bad news is that if you don’t handle your addiction, it will ruin your life and the lives of everyone that depends on you. The really good news is that people who suffer from addiction are often very gifted and have tremendous aptitude for doing deep spiritual and transformational work.
David has been walking the path of sobriety for more than 28 years, and has a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom about the path of recovery. He has helped countless people get free from addictions and has helped many people already in sobriety to take their recovery to the next level.
For an addict, sobriety is an important beginning, but it’s only a beginning. The next level is about finding your vision for a sober life and making that vision a reality.
The important thing if you are struggling with an addiction, or if someone you love is struggling with addiction, is that you get help. Going it alone is maddening and ineffective. Here are a couple of resources for you. Also feel free to set up a session time with David to discuss your situation if you’re not sure what you’re dealing with.
AA is the original 12 Step program and a good place to start no matter what your particular addiction is. David is a long time member of AA and strongly recommends it with the following caveat: “There are all kinds of AA groups, don’t assume that the first one you try is a fair representation of the program. Usually people have to try different groups before they find one they resonate with. Even you don’t identify as an alcoholic, the people at AA will be able to help you find the 12 Step resource you need. You can contact AA and find local information here.
David’s 90 Day Recovery Intensive
Based on the old AA idea of “90 in 90” – 90 meetings in 90 days – David’s intensive provides 90 days (12 weeks) of intensive support for people trying to break free from addictive patterns or seeking to deepen and upgrade their experience of recovery. Over the course of the 12 weeks, participants get 12 weekly lessons from David’s Courage to Change course via email and daily meditation and writing assignments along with 1, 6, or 12 private sessions with David depending on the intensive package. The course goes deeply through the 12 Steps and provides a great deal of supported self reflection to help participants dig deeply into whatever is holding them back from being happy, joyous, and free.
*Note: Because of the potentially dangerous nature of some addictions, David would like to connect with every applicant to the program to make sure the intensive will be beneficial.