How To Live More Wisely

18 Jul

Would really love you to check this out. A blend of science, psychology and philosophy, this quick video gives you a preview about my website Wiseism and how to get a free chapter of my forthcoming book, Instant Wisdom.

The website is a great resource for recovering addicts who want to move on from their past and start really thriving, not just surviving. Take your recovery to the next level!

 

To check out Instant Wisdom, click here: http://www.wiseism.com/wiseism-books/

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The Recovery Formula Now on Audio book

28 May

Many addicts, mutual aid groups and professionals have used my book ‘The Recovery Formula’ to help aid recovery. I’ve now recorded it onto audio book and even narrated it myself so you get the real feel of the book. You can even get it FREE from Audible.

If you’re from the UK, you can check out a free sample and all the details on Amazon/Audible here

While my US friends can check out a free sample and all the details on Amazon/Audible here

Reviews below: RecoveryFormulaAudiosmaller

“Beautifully written. A moving and insightful book that will help a lot of addicts understand how to start recovering successfully. –Dr Robert LeFever, founder of Promis, the first UK rehab centre, and author of 26 books on addiction and depressive disorders

“A wonderfully effective guide that every addict should read as they take their first steps into sobriety and recovery. I am hugely impressed by this book.” –Wynford Ellis Owen, CEO of the Welsh Council on Alcohol & Drugs

Please feel free to leave me a review if you like it. I’d love to record The Happy Addict for you next…

Big love, Beth x

What on Earth is this?

11 Apr

What is this? See if you can guess. The prize is my undying admiration…
A) Isn’t that your junk room, Beth?
B) I dunno, but I’m glad I don’t live there.
C) Could it be a home-made recording studio? Are you recording an audiobook??

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How To Deal With Unexpected Addictive Urges

30 Mar

I had got to a point in my sobriety where I knew I was never going to drink again. I had no thoughts about drinking, no urges, no cravings and no temptations. My old triggers and reasons to drink had been completely extinguished. I loved my sober life.Unexpected_craving

And then suddenly *pop* – a craving!

Not even a fleeting thought, but a real strong urge to buy a bottle and down it in one. I was completely blindsided. Where had this come from? I had been sober for a number of years and not experienced a craving for ages.

So, I developed a tool to deal with it – working out where it had come from and what I could do about it. I share my special tools in a brand new video.

So if you have been sober, for however long, and suddenly get a craving that you don’t understand, don’t feel bad about it. Watch this video, so you can get to the root of the unexpected urge and avoid relapse.

It Happens Today Recovery Friends! So Please Tune Into ~Facing Addiction in America. . .

17 Nov

Gambling Addiction Recovery Starts Here- A Gamble Free Sober Blog. Celebrating Recovery With Others.

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A load of Professors and me…

16 Sep

It sounds like the beginning of an excruciatingly bad joke, but no, little old me managed to get published in an Oxford University Press book about addiction that’s out today.

I should note that all the other writers are hugely-respected bigwigs. But hopefully no-one will notice me popping in there for a chapter or two.

It excites me so much that students and scholars could soon be reading my work.

I may not have the ‘right’ degree, but I do know of what I speak, having studied addiction for years, been through it myself, and having a lot of practical experience (and success) with clients.

So if you see me grinning from ear to ear today, it’s not that I’ve thought up a terrible  profesaddictionchoicesor joke  (although I may have); it’s because I know if I can if I can do this, you can too.

Addiction and Choice: rethinking the Relationship is available today in the UK and next month in the US (sorry my  US cousins – you can always preorder.)

ISBN: 9780198727224

UK publishing date: 17th September 2016

Publisher: Oxford University Press

So What Does a Recovering Addict Look Like Anyway?

20 Jun

A good friend of mine asked me to do  Q&A for a new London-based magazine that is aimed that the recovery community and kind of begs the question, well “How normal are we now?” after a bit of recovery time. It’s called Normal for that very reason, I think.

When we lived lives of addiction, we did so many abnormal things that we just passed over as “one of those things”, because the addiction ruled us. In early sobriety, it is terribly easy to feel wrong and out of place, to be up and down with your emotions and to still practice many addictions, whether to food or love or Thierry Henry (sorry, just me that one).

But after several years clean and having trodden our own path of recovery, we feel a bit less like we stand out as the guy or gal ordering a diet cola at the bar. We are not necessarily as reactive or up-and-down as in those early days. We’re not as hung up over the addiction and are able to, never be complacent, but weave back into a fun and fulfilling life.

And what we find is that none of us are quite normal. My friend, Ali, who sub-edits the magazine certainly isn’t. She’s a Rawk Chick at heart, lives on a barge on the Thames and is an ardent fan of West Ham. Abnormal. Definitely.

But I’m not normal either. I’d describe myself as a Buddhist with a cracked sense of humour, a cat who I have named “Carwash”, and an indescribable urge to help people. What the freak is normal about that??humour, a cat who I have named “Carwash”, and an indescribable urge to help people. What the freak is normal about that?

Anyway, for all you US recovery peeps, I send you my love. You can read the full interview below. Thanks to Ali, and all the normalish people who decided a mag for recovery peeps was just what we needed. (And I happen to agree) .normalish people who decided a mag for recovery peeps was just what we needed. (And I happen to agree) .

ZOOOOOOMMMM INNNNN!!!!!

Q and A with Normal

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