Overcome your Alcohol Problem Permanently
Without Sacrificing Privacy or Confidentiality
Alcohol Abuse Has Its Victims
- Alcohol abuse dulls your focus and saps your energy.
- It takes the edge off your decisions.
- Without realizing it, you might be putting at risk those depending on your professional judgment.
- You may be leaving on hold that book you intend to write.
- You may be experiencing brain fog for many an afternoon following a drink or two at lunch.
- Your spouse complains of feeling lonely and neglected because you're "not present" when you are drinking.
- Your spouse says your personality changes when you've had a few.
- You get verbally abusive when drinking, but can't remember the next day.
- Your kids avoid you.
- Your spouse periodically threatens separation.
- Neither you nor anyone else is happy. On the surface, I was happy, but underneath something major was eating away at me.
- You may be experiencing some unexplained health problems. Excessive drinking can cause a myriad of health problems, sometimes immediate, sometimes delayed. Alcohol can kill you in 60 different ways, and it nearly killed me before I caught on to what was happening.
- You may have messed up a clean driving record with a DUI, or you know you've risked it.
- Some colleagues are semi-aware of your relationship with alcohol, and if one of them were to speak to the wrong person about it, your professional licence could be at risk.
- You attended an alcohol treatment program some years ago and now you can't buy life insurance. That's what happenned to one of my adult children.
I've been there
My name is Neill Neill and I have been working professionally with long-term alcoholics and other problem drinkers, and their partners, for the past 15 years. My experience, both professional and personal, has taught me a few things about alcohol abuse, alcoholism and the alcohol and drug rehab industry. How I Emerged from the Alcoholic Fog
During my alcoholic period, I was what people would call a "functioning alcoholic" or even a "high-functioning alcoholic," because I always went to work. I was a university professor. I gave an adequate performance at work, but I'll never know what I might have accomplished, had my life not been dominated by alcohol. I thought I had a good family life too, with my wife and four adopted children in their teens.
I was a very heavy drinker, but it hadn't occurred to me I had a problem.
However, my health was deteriorating. In one year I was hospitalized twice for conditions that turned out to be non-existent. Then with the help of the Mayo Clinic, we discovered alcohol was causing my health problems.
I left alcohol behind and set out to reclaim my life.
On reflection, I came to realize my family life may not have been as good as I thought it was. Stated another way, I had not been the family man I thought I was.
What I did to my family through alcohol abuse many years ago, has come back to haunt me big time.
A few years later, after my kids had left the nest, I recalled how I had never attended any of my children's sports events and I was too zoned out most evenings to be present with my wife. They had all suffered from my neglect. I loved my wife, but she left while I was still in transition (in recovery.)
- My son became a heavy-duty alcoholic as an adult. He stopped drinking, went through an alcohol rehab program and created a new life for himself. However, he died of liver cancer a few years later.
- My alcohol-addicted daughter didn't catch on in time and developed a liver disease. Then suddenly, while fighting an infection, her liver shut down and her other organs soon followed.
Dr. Neill Neill, Ph.D (Psychology), D-CEP, author of the book, Living with a Functioning Alcoholic - A Woman's Survival Guide.
I Offer a Private and Exclusive
Alcohol Rehab Program
for the High-Profile Professional
- Overcoming alcoholism begins when you recognize you need to quit drinking. This is the beginning whether you have a long-term addiction to alcohol or just find yourself running into the consequences of your drinking too much.
- Then you choose to quit drinking and to reclaim your life without alcohol.
- You may have to go through detox if you are still actively drinking.
- There may or may not be some temporary lapses at first. No big deal!
- Overcoming alcoholism involves creating a picture of the life you want to live and then moving into that picture.
- It is an active process of replacing short-term relief with long-term benefits. (Alcohol abuse has lots of short-term benefits, like enjoyment, reduction of pain, forgetting and avoiding the unpleasant.)
- Overcoming alcoholism is an active process of replacing alcohol-related lifestyle habits with new habits that move you closer to your ideal lifestyle.
- It is an active process of adjusting to the changes in others that inevitably follow the changes you make in yourself.
- In the process of all this your brain is healing from the alcohol damage and rewiring itself for life without alcohol.
- You have reclaimed your life. It's the life you have chosen and you are in charge.
- You seldom think about alcohol anymore. It's as if alcohol doesn't recognize you, even when you are around other drinkers and drinking.
- Life has settled down after all the changes in you and those around you and you no longer see yourself as "recovering," but as a high-functioning professional. Eventually the word "recovered" disappears from your identity too.
- It is permanent. You never have to go through an alcohol rehab program again, and you know it.
Overcome your Alcohol Problem in Discover the alcohol rehab option the rehab industry
Total Privacy without Missing a Beat
doesn't want you to know about:
You want full recovery and are willing to work for it. I am committed to guiding you to that shared goal. I know it's possible. I expect it. You achieve it. You expect nothing less.
In my experience we can accomplish this through a private mentoring program designed specifically for you, taking into account your needs and wants and your life circumstances. A 45-year-old medical doctor, a 55-year-old lawyer-cum-politician and a 70-year-old superior court judge will need very different programs. One size does not fit all, as AA and the rehab industry seem to suggest.
Men and women in the public eye require a new model for alcohol rehab, one designed for those who require absolute privacy and no interruption to their professional lives. And it must be custom-built to the strengths, needs, desires and circumstances of each individual client.
Your investment in your individually-tailored alcohol rehab program is less than the cost of attending almost any private six-week drug and alcohol residential treatment center program in the US or Canada, but without the cost of a long absence from work and without the risk of your drinking problem becoming public knowledge.
The program does not accept insurance, so there is no insurance record of treatment. Furthermore, since I am based in Canada, there will be no government financial record of treatment in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, or in whatever other country where you live.
Such a model is in total contrast to the residential rehab model, where you go off to a resort-like setting for six weeks of group meetings.
The drug and alcohol rehab industry standard:
The 12 Steps are part of the AA doctrine, and 95% of alcohol rehab programs are based on the 12-step model. The first of the twelve steps is, "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable." (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, 1981, p. 21.)
I asked the program manager of a high-end drug and alcohol rehab center what distinguished his program from others. He replied, "Step one; we really emphasize step one." I pushed back, "That's it?" He retorted, "That's all that's necessary."
My clients are anything but powerless. My clients refuse to be victims.
The recycle program. A prestigious treatment center with a world reputation for their addiction treatment and recovery support fired a friend of mine, a Ph.D.-qualified professional addictions counselor. The director of the program pointed out to my friend that his clients were not relapsing. He went on to explain that the Center's economic viability depends on its clients relapsing and recycling through the program.
"In recovery" for life. Another unfounded industry claim is that alcoholism is a progressive incurable disease, and therefore full recovery is impossible. The best you can hope for is that you will be "in recovery" for life.
My clients move through "recovering" to "recovered," and then eventually they drop that label too, as I did.
In the face of all the contradictory claims about alcohol rehab, is it any wonder that it takes a strong and determined person to form a clear intention to recover fully from a drinking problem and to search out the appropriate help to achieve it?
For a flowchart of the typical alcohol rehab recycle program, Click here.
| How my program works |
You and I meet for an intensive weekend of assessment, planning and process training. We build our alcohol rehab program around you and your specific needs. Then we meet by telephone or Skype Video for mentoring sessions over the next 12 months. I make that lengthy commitment to you, because when you are making such a major life change, the first year is your time of highest risk of derailing. My goal is to get you past that risk.
Option one, the best option:
When we are set up to begin (agreement and investment completed, date set, etc.), I fly to your location for the face-to-face portion of the program. It takes a long weekend. This is the best option because I meet you in your own environment. We get to know each other and develop a plan. I also meet and work with your spouse if applicable and appropriate.
When we are set up to begin (agreement and investment completed, date set, etc.), you, or you and your spouse, travel to my location in Canada, for the face-to-face portion of the program. This again is for a long weekend. However, if you choose to make a holiday of it, spreading the work over a few days works well.
Option three, a possibility:
Occasionally, when a potential client cannot travel for medical or other reasons and it would be inappropriate or impossible for us to work together at their location, I have agreed to work by Skype video or telephone from the beginning, and we never meet face to face. This is the least desirable option, but it can work. For one client in 2010 we had to use that option and it worked out well.
Expected Life Changes During the Program
- Your professional acumen is restored to its former sharpness, but seasoned with greater wisdom.
- You feel rejuvenated in your work.
- You live with a renewed sense of purpose.
- Without the alcoholic fog, your clarity of thought surprises even you.
- You have more daytime energy for getting things done.
- Being conscious in the evenings provides a context for getting your marriage and family life back on track.
- Your heath is better and you feel like doing more active things.
- You no longer crave alcohol, although you sometimes miss it. But your life is so much better now, you would not consider a return to the old life.
- Life feels better than it has in years. In short, you are thriving on life.
Picture yourself getting home on a Friday afternoon. You have been at the top of your game all week. To top off a great week, one of your junior colleagues commented that afternoon on how you had inspired him in his work.
You have a fun weekend coming up: dinner and a movie with your partner tonight, and a family barbeque with the children and their spouses on Sunday.
As you go into your house, you reflect on your good health and your abundant life. You feel a mixture of pride and thankfulness.
The Qualification Process
Past clients have commented that, although they knew I had other clients besides them, they always felt like they were my only client. If you and I agree to work together, my intention is for you to feel the same way.
I want to work with only those committed to succeed in achieving full recovery, not those who merely seek to appease an angry spouse or comply with a court order. That's why there must be a qualification process for acceptance into our alcohol rehab program.
The other reason, of course, is that there is only one of me. I can schedule only a few clients at a time or I would risk burnout. And I won't take that risk.
Why Are There No Testimonials?
I do not provide testimonial from previous clients I've mentored, even from those who have freely offered them, because I mean what I say about total confidentiality and privacy. I hope you will take the absence of the usual litany of raving reviews as evidence that I respect the importance of your privacy.
Why Is There No Guarantee?
What I can assure you is that as you participate in the program we create, your life will change, and change by its very nature is unpredictable. What you get is my expertise, wisdom, time and commitment. I'm good at what I do, and I'm very outcome driven, but there can be no guarantee. That part is up to you.
Are you ready to overcome your alcohol problem for good?
If you think you are ready to do whatever it takes to put your alcohol problem behind you for good, and if you are ready to explore qualification and enrollment, call me to set up a private and exclusive consultation. There will be no charge.
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