Friday, August 24, 2012

New Book from the ‘Anonymous Inebriate’ Reveals Stunning Tale of 13,500 Days without a Drink.

13,500 Days With out a Drink: A Gift from God Reflections on Long-Term Sobriety (Volume 1)

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From being so drunk in a fast-food bar that he ended up in an insane asylum, to becoming an author with a connection to God whose work is being used to help other alcoholics recover -  this is the amazing tale of the Anonymous Inebriate.

New York City, New York –    "I just went out for some hamburgers, and ended up in an insane asylum locked in a rubber room in a straight jacket shot full of Thorazine."   Like most alcoholics, the Anonymous Inebriate didn't really know why he drank, except that it "numbed out the pain of life and living."  It helped him to cope with his inner demons or at least to quieten them down. As with many alcoholics, the Anonymous Inebriate had undiagnosed mental disorders that he could only cope with by getting drunk (this disorder would later be diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, following combat in Vietnam).

It wasn't an ideal situation; far from it.  However, it worked for a while.  Until the day he went to the fast-food restaurant feeling slightly more than mildly inebriated. "It was a fast food restaurant that wasn’t fast enough for me. I went into a blackout and caused quite a fracas, sending napkin holders flying and busting plate glass windows." This is when he ended up in the mental asylum.

Although it might not have seemed it at the time, this public breakdown was the start of the author's recovery from alcoholism and the mental disorders that had led him there. In short, this was the start of his new life.

In his book: 13,500 Days without a Drink: A Gift from God, Reflections on Long Term Sobriety, our Anonymous Inebriate relays how he won his dramatic battle with alcohol and turned his entire life around.  What's more inspiring, however, is that his story is now being used by health professionals working with struggling alcoholics.

Louise Mark, Registered Nurse, cannot recommend this book strongly enough.  She says:  "For those of us with many years, even decades experience in the program of helping alcoholics, our lives ultimately come down to this - what is the best way to reach out to another alcoholic?"

She continues, "The Anonymous Inebriate is a remarkable man. I’ve known very few. What defines them is that remarkable men live from their heart - no compromises. They live from their heart, so they speak from their heart. There are heartbeats bounding from pages of this book. There is heart in the soul of this book."

While popular among healthcare professionals and those with career interest in alcoholism, the book is also working to reform actual alcoholics around the world.

Offering tips, techniques and insightful experiences – the book is somewhat of a spiritual roadmap away from the bottle and back to everyday life.

Covering topics including the control of cravings, dealing with disappointments and making vital decisions, spirituality also plays a key role.

“It is imperative for alcoholics to first admit that they have a problem. They must then make a commitment to sobriety and surrender to a higher power in order to take steps to recover, one day at a time” the author admits.

Our anonymous Inebriate maintains that, while often fatal, the lures of alcoholism can be successfully treated. However, he is more than aware that people often can’t do it by themselves.

“I was suicidal, possibly even homicidal and life felt as if it was in an unstoppable rut. However, God helped me out of my problems and into a place where I can hopefully inspire others to do the same” he adds.
13,500 Days without a Drink: A Gift from God, Reflections on Long Term Sobriety is available now from Amazon. It can be purchased here.

About the Author

The anonymous author fought in Vietnam for over nine months and was wounded three times. He suffered 15 years of out-of-control drinking, including three suicide attempts, and an arrest for carrying a weapon in Washington D.C. He was admitted to a psychiatric center for the criminally insane.

His treatment for mental illness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and anxiety, along with attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings helped him to become clean and sober for the past 37 years

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