Recovery Accelerator Blueprint

"The faster (and smarter) way to end your addiction in the comfort of your home!"

Hey, it's Kevin...

Congrats on getting the Recovery Accelerator Blueprint!

It's helped many people end their addictions.

If you're serious about ending your addiction, make sure you read all of it.

Alright, let's start with some FAQs to calibrate your mind...

7 FAQs

1) Is addiction a disease?

No. The main reason why the majority of the addiction treatment industry (therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, recovery coaches, rehabs, sober living facilities, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) continues to promote the disease theory is for financial gain. The addiction treatment industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The last time I checked, the market for addiction treatment in the United States was about $42 billion per year. Most of that money is generated by the disease theory because the vast majority of addiction treatment is based either partially or entirely on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). And, of course, AA relentlessly promotes the disease theory. Here's the thing though: a theory is an idea (aka supposition, hypothesis, speculation) intended to explain something. A theory is NOT a fact. Plus, when you compare addiction to true diseases, you'll discover that there's no infectious agent (as in tuberculosis), no pathological biological process (as in diabetes), and no biologically degenerative condition (as in Alzheimer's disease). So, apart from being scientifically baseless, the disease theory undermines hope, fails to end stigma, and prevents a lot of people from getting the help they need.

2) What is addiction?

Addiction is compulsive behavior despite adverse consequences. It can also be defined as emotional immaturity or a response to suffering.

3) What causes addiction?

Suffering causes addiction.

4) What causes suffering?

Suffering is caused by our core beliefs about ourselves, other people, the world, and the future. And our beliefs are upheld by the stories we tell ourselves.

5) What is the purpose of addiction?

The purpose of addiction is to relieve suffering (i.e. unpleasant emotions such as sadness, anger, shame, and feeling helpless or powerless).

6) What is recovery?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) currently defines recovery as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential."

7) What does unaddictable mean?

Unaddictable means addiction-proof. It’s when you know (without a doubt) that you’ll never become addicted again no matter what happens. This certainty is the result of forming a new, helpful, and unshakable belief system, mastering emotion regulation skills, creating healthy habits, and consistently experiencing fulfillment in the areas of life that are deeply important to you.

8) How do I become unaddictable?

The fastest and easiest way to become unaddictable is to discover the systems and processes that work best for you. Schedule a free strategy session with me to see if my Unaddictable Mentoring program is the best option for you. If not, I'll still give you my best advice based on your situation, goals, and preferences.

Congratulations! 🥳

Now you know more about addiction than most of the world.

Next, it's important to understand 7 myths that make recovery harder than necessary...

7 Myths

Myth 1: "Addiction is a disease."

  • Doctors and scientists all over the world DISAGREE with the disease theory.
  • Even the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) use the word “disorder” instead of “disease” when referring to substance use and behaviors such as gambling.
  • When you compare addiction to true diseases, you'll discover that there's no infectious agent (as in tuberculosis), no pathological biological process (as in diabetes), and no biologically degenerative condition (as in Alzheimer's disease).
  • So, apart from being scientifically baseless, the disease theory undermines hope, fails to end stigma, and prevents a lot of people from getting the help they need.

Myth 2: "You are powerless."

  • By definition, power means 1) the ability to do something or act in a particular way or 2) the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events... and you can do BOTH!
  • Addiction is a form of learning, and what you can learn, you can unlearn.
  • Neuroplasticity is the ability of neural networks in your brain to change (through growth and reorganization) continuously throughout your life.
  • Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain.
  • Scientists are constantly making new discoveries about the brain and mind.
  • You are powerful beyond measure!

Myth 3: "You're an alcoholic/addict."

  • "Alcoholic" and "addict" are pejorative terms like "retard" and "midget."
  • Basically, they're derogatory and unhelpful LABELS used by ignorant people.
  • You are NOT your thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
  • You are a human being… even when you feel like a 🧟 or 👽 or 💩.
  • In fact, according to quantum physics, the body is an energy field and quite possibly a holographic projection of consciousness.
  • Plus, even the words “energy” and “consciousness” are just labels to explain something.
  • So, instead of asking whether you’re an "alcoholic" or "addict," you should ask yourself to what extent your addiction (i.e. compulsive behavior) is causing problems. Then, decide if you're willing to end your addiction so those problems will go away.

Myth 4: "You should count your days of sobriety."

  • This is an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) tradition that works for some, but it’s hurtful to many that lapse or relapse.
  • Restarting from zero is the dark side of this tradition, and that’s why it's a myth to think it's a good idea.
  • Lapses and relapses can and should be viewed as learning opportunities to better understand the sources of the feelings/emotions that lie behind the addiction (i.e. compulsive behavior).
  • It's nonsensical, punitive, and unrealistic to encourage people to think of themselves as returning to zero because of a lapse or relapse.

Myth 5: "People with addictions have an addictive personality."

  • Personality is a characteristic way of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
  • It’s a scientific fact that you can change how you think, feel, and behave.
  • Therefore, your personality isn't permanent.
  • Plus, people with addictions have every kind of personality. (Some have INFJ, some have ENTP, some have ISTJ, etc.)
  • What they have in common is the use of an addiction (i.e. compulsive behavior) to manage certain feeling states.
  • Ultimately, people with addictions are not fundamentally different than everyone else and there aren’t any personality types that predetermine addiction.

Myth 6: "You have to hit rock bottom before you can get well."

  • "Rock bottom" is a bullshit concept that keeps many people addicted much longer than necessary.
  • It doesn't mean being divorced, bankrupt, homeless, unemployed, and living under a bridge or anything else.
  • You simply need to ask yourself, "Do I want my life to get any worse than it is right now?"
  • If not, you’re at your “rock bottom” right now.
  • Rock bottom is relative; it rises as you raise your standards.

Myth 7: "You need a sponsor."

  • Most sponsors have no training so they can’t offer much more than sharing their personal experience or a review of the 12 steps of the AA program.
  • Sometimes this type of peer counseling is harmful, especially when people are badgered to accept the one way that worked for the sponsor.
  • In fact, it's an insult to people suffering with addictions to imply that they are so different from the rest of the human race that anyone who does not share the same problem couldn't possibly understand them enough to help them.
  • Does a therapist need to be depressed to help you?
  • Does a doctor need to have the flu to help you?

Next, it's important to understand 7 common beliefs that fuel suffering and addiction...

7 Common Beliefs

1) “I’m not good enough.”

2) “I’m not worthy (of love, acceptance, success, etc.).”

3) “I’m not important.”

4) “I’m not capable (of creating, achieving, or obtaining what I want).”

5) “Mistakes and failures are bad.”

6) “If I make a mistake or fail I’ll be rejected.”

7) “I’m so different that I can’t connect with others.”

Do you have any of these beliefs?

If so, how have they been impacting your life?

They cause anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, procrastination, and all kinds of other fears and insecurities, right?

This is important to understand because your beliefs influence your thoughts, your thoughts influence your emotions, and your emotions influence your behavior. (This cycle also works in reverse!)

By the way, if you've been incredibly lucky and you haven't experienced any trauma, don't have any emotional scars, and supposedly don't have any repressed or unprocessed thoughts and feelings from your childhood, you may have developed unhelpful beliefs and psychological issues by experiencing a lack of control, not having enough of a supportive structure, or living through trauma as an adolescent or young adult.

However, if none of these apply to you, your problems are clearly not the result of deep, inner conflicts, or emotional disorders.

Rather, you experience stress, distress, and other unwanted thoughts and feelings because your life lacks ingredients such as peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

If that's the case, your beliefs and habits are the reason you're lacking those ingredients in your life.

Does that make sense?

Regardless of your situation, there are the 3 keys to ending your addiction forever:

  • your beliefs (about yourself, others, and the future)
  • your habits (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual)
  • your environment (physical and digital)

Next, I'm going to give you 7 tips to end your addiction faster and easier...

7 Tips

1) Pay attention to your emotions

  • A helpful way to think about your painful emotions is to imagine them as a smoke detector letting you know that there's a fire (hidden belief) somewhere.
  • Your job is to pay attention to your feelings (listen to the smoke detector) so you can discover the beliefs (fire) that are causing your pain and suffering.
  • If you’re always running away from your unpleasant emotions, how can you ever understand them? And how can you ever change the beliefs that are causing them?

2) Clarify your values

  • What’s most important to YOU? One way to clarify what’s most important to you is to make a list of everything that’s important to you and then group similar values into categories. Then, choose your top 3 - 5 values. This is important because your beliefs and values influence how you think, feel, and act... and how you think, feel, and act determines your outcomes and quality of life.
  • Make sure you compare your values to your parents' values, your spouse’s values, and your friends’ values — it’s not necessary to ask them, you can just guess based on your observation. This is very important because if you don’t analyze your values and compare them to the values of the people you spend the most time with, you could end up adopting their values and living your entire life based on someone else’s terms.

3) Understand the "Ultimate Success Formula"

Anyone that's achieved anything worthwhile has followed this formula:

  • Decide what you want
  • Know why that goal is important to you
  • Take action
  • Analyze your results
  • Change your approach if what you're doing isn't working

Also, it's important to celebrate your progress because emotions create habits.

And, of course, never give up!

4) Answer the "3 Most Important Questions"

  • What experiences do I want to have?
  • How do I want to grow?
  • How do I want to contribute?

Then, clarify why it’s important to have those experiences, why it’s important to achieve your personal growth goals, and why it’s important to contribute to the world in those ways.

5) Clarify your Perfect Average Day

If there were no limitations or consequences, what would your Perfect AVERAGE Day look like?

  • Limitations = financial, geographic, health, limiting people, etc.
  • Consequences = stuff that could get you into trouble, health-wise, law-wise, etc.
  • Average = you could do this stuff every day and not die because of it or get sick of it.

*Hint* Don’t think about acquiring stuff. We’re going for EXPERIENCE. If the stuff is an irrevocable part of the experience, and it makes its way into your vision, then okay… leave it in.

Otherwise, focus on how you’d love to FEEL in each moment — peaceful, joyful, fulfilled, etc.

6) Create new habits like a pro

Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

So, don’t focus on fighting your addiction.

Instead, decide which healthy habits you want, and focus on creating them.

The 3 keys to creating habits like a pro are:

  • Start super small
  • Use an existing habit to trigger the new one you want to build
  • Use positive emotions to strengthen the new habit

Remember, you never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something, you need to build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

7) Hire a mentor

This is the most important tip because the right mentor can help you accelerate your recovery faster than anything else.

Basically, there are 2 ways to grow:

  • Trial and error (i.e. pain and suffering)
  • Hire a mentor (i.e. insight and wisdom)

#1 always costs more ⌚+💵+😢

Hiring a mentor is the "recovery shortcut" because they can provide you with a "roadmap" and help you avoid the "potholes," "pitfalls," and "landmines" on your recovery journey.

Recovery Accelerator Blueprint Summary

If you skipped to the end, here's a summary of the Recovery Accelerator Blueprint:

  • Understand the myths and beliefs that are fueling your addiction
  • Identify helpful strategies and take consistent action
  • Hire a mentor so you can end your addiction faster and easier

That's it!

Email me at kevin@unaddictable.com if you have any questions.

What To Do Now

Now that you have this life-changing information, you have 3 choices:

  • You can keep doing what you've been doing
  • You can apply this information on your own and learn through trial and error
  • You can let me help you

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