My name is Chris Scott.
I’m a former finance professional turned fitness trainer, author, and alcohol recovery coach. I’m also a Professional Member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions, which is committed to helping people with addictions achieve biochemical restoration and an optimal quality of life.
If you’ve struggled with alcohol addiction and want a fresh perspective – or if you just wonder what your life might be like if you quit drinking – you’re in the right place.
The premise of this website is simple:
QUIT BOOZING AND GET MOVING!
When I quit drinking, I was told I’d die unless I sat in meetings for the rest of my life.
While I don’t resent AA or anyone on earth, I learned that I don’t need to sit in meetings to live the life I was born to live.
Nor do I utilize willpower or take medications.
If you’ve gotten this far, perhaps we have a few things in common.
I once had withdrawal hallucinations while in a bathroom stall at work.
That was back when trying to quit would last a few weeks, then a few days, then a few hours.
I know what it’s like to think, I’d rather die than not pour this drink.
Exercising willpower – being good and denying myself that drink – resulted in physical symptoms:
- Extreme discomfort and depression
- Chills and racing heartbeat
- Cold sweats
- Shaky hands
- Paranoia and panicked reflex responses to routine noises and sights
These days people comment on how relaxed and centered I seem.
I hang out with friends, travel, try new restaurants, work out every day – and I can’t remember the last time I wanted to drink.
Today I’m a nondrinker who recovered from a severe alcohol addiction.
I don’t subscribe to most of the tenets of conventional addiction programs.
Alcohol addiction is a very specific biochemical disorder that can be treated.
It’s not a permanent spiritual defect.
I no longer drink, not because I have a problem that forced me into a life of deprivation, but because I’ve repaired my brain through supplementation, fitness, and lifestyle changes.
Supplementation is the most important part of early recovery because it can neutralize withdrawal symptoms and cravings, but it’s totally neglected by most of the so-called experts.
After that, building yourself up through physical activity – along with diet and other lifestyle strategies – can provide the natural highs that your brain needs.
I know what works and what doesn’t from years of independent research and personal experience.
Moreover, I have no desire to drink because I’ve created a lifestyle that allows me to experience the same mind states that I once thought I needed alcohol to achieve:
- Intense rushes of euphoria
- Creative inspiration
- Relaxation and sleep (and I’d always been an insomniac)
- Pleasantly altered mind states
- Sociability and connectedness with others
Don’t succumb to the “This is cold hard reality and yes, it kind of sucks” approach to recovery.
Every “benefit” of drinking can be experienced without drinking.
Every. Single. One.
What’s good for your body is good for your brain.
If you want to know how to feel good naturally and achieve a positive outlook, first find out what your body needs from you.
Whether you’re addicted or just a heavy drinker, alcohol isn’t giving you anything you can’t live without.
I wouldn’t have believed this statement five years ago.
And yet, the funny thing is, it’s absolutely true.
When I quit drinking I made self-improvement my new drug of choice, beginning with my fitness.
I can help you achieve the same transformation.
- Check out my new eBook, Drinking Sucks!
- Click here to learn more about my rates for Alcohol Recovery Coaching
I’ve applied everything on this site to my own life before writing about it.
Some of my thoughts have evolved over time.
I enjoy trying new things and writing about them.
Isn’t regaining our minds – and our independence – the whole point of quitting drinking?
Live your life to the absolute fullest.
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