Kalpa, International Certified Intervention and Recovery Coach
Addiction doesn’t mean you are weak. It means you are strong.
Why? Because it takes a lot of strength to:
- Face your loved ones when life is balancing on a knife-edge
- Keep up the exhausting emotional lies
- Check into rehab for a fourth time, even though it never works
- Get through 24-hours of fear, guilt, shame and self-loathing
It takes a strong person to put on a brave face when your life is falling to pieces. But with the right support, structure and commitment, I can help you turn your addiction into the most positive experience of your life.
I know this because I have experienced addiction myself.
For over twenty-five years, I worked in the dental industry. I had a six-figure salary, a beautiful home, a wonderful family.
I’d never been as rich or as successful. But things weren’t as perfect as it looked from the outside.
I was addicted to drink (though I didn’t realise it at the time) and unaware of the distress and worry I was causing to those closest to me. I was filled with a constant fear of not being worthy, loveable, smart or beautiful enough.
Alcohol numbed the fear – for a short while.
When I finally hit rock bottom, health professionals prescribed me antidepressants and ushered me to jump on the rehab-AA merry go round where I learnt how to disguise my addiction because I needed it to function.
My fear escalated and I needed my numbing agents even more.
The system was broken and my inability to get out of the vicious cycle of addiction made me angry!
So, I stopped attending AA and challenged the misinformation, stigma and judgement surrounding addiction for myself.
And it changed everything.
Addiction is the best thing to ever happen to me.
I quit my job, returned to university to study addiction at one of the world’s leading addiction research centres, worked in recovery centres and qualified as an intervention and recovery specialist.
Addiction doesn’t have to define the darkest side of you, it was the best thing to happen to me. When you call, I will tell you how.
You can turn your addiction into the most positive experience of your life too.