I began using cocaine at the age of 30 as an occasional user at first which then spiralled over the years into everyday use.
I sought help at the age of 45 and attended group meetings to learn how to free myself from my addiction and found myself getting periods of abstinence under my belt but would begin to drink alcohol regularly which led to me using cocaine again.
After a couple of years of continual relapsing I took the program seriously and took full control of my cocaine addiction by using the tools I had learned. Understanding that 2 parts of my brain were in conflict with each other, the animal (my addictive voice) which wanted me to use cocaine and me (The real me) the part of me that would ask me why are you doing this to yourself why don’t you stop doing this?
I was suicidal, depressed, hated myself and had been kicked out my home because my family were being damaged by my behaviour. I had to stop and I made the commitment that my addiction was no longer going to control me.
I managed to go 3 years free of Cocaine use but began to drink regularly again towards the end of the 3 years and eventually I got drunk one night did not compete with my addictive voice and began to use Cocaine once more
For 11 months I continued to used until I finally decided I had had enough and that I wanted to stop this cycle for good. I contacted Lee who I had been at the same recovery group with for years and spoke with him about stopping this cycle. He reassured me that I already had the tools to do this but had to commit 100%.
I made the decision that I would never use again and since that day I have not used Cocaine for over 28 months, I have used the technique (AVA) to Break Free from my addiction and can 100% say that if you use the tools you will learn and apply them with 100% commitment and aggression you will get your life back.
You will become stronger, healthier and happier than you have ever been and the Real You free of addiction will shine through.