How I overcame alcoholism | Claudia Christian | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Reviewer: Queenie Lee I’ve been in the entertainment
industry for over 30 years. I was a very light drinker in my 20s. In my 30s, I was a social drinker, and somewhere in my early 40s,
I developed alcohol use disorder, which is abbreviated AUD. We don’t really use the term
alcoholism that much anymore, because it’s too narrow of a term. AUD covers everything from the occasional binge drinker
to the chronic daily drinker. I started to realize that something
was very wrong with me when I was always the last person
standing at the bar or at dinner parties when everybody else had switched
to coffee, I was still quaffing wine. Yeah. I realized then that I
definitely had a problem, so I decided that I would just
go cold turkey, sober, and I did. But what I didn’t realize is that could cause what’s called
the alcohol deprivation effect, where once the honeymoon period
of sobriety wears off, you’re left with constant
physical cravings for alcohol. Think about it. You drive by a liquor store,
and you’re triggered, you want a drink. You walk by a pub, and you get angry because you can’t go in there
and have just one drink. You start isolating from your friends
and families because they drink. Developing AUD was
an incredibly confusing thing for somebody who, admittedly,
likes to be in control. I was definitely not
in control of this at all. In fact, I was swept up
in a nearly decade long battle with something I refer to
as “the monster.” Addiction is a monster,
and it affects every ethnicity, social class, race, sex, age;
it doesn’t matter. You can be the most
disciplined person in the world … When it gets you, it has you. “It” is in control. When I finally realized
that I was not in the driver’s seat, that the monster was, I sought out every single treatment
I could possibly find or afford. I went to rehab for $30,000 to basically drink wheat grass
and do tai chi. I went to talk therapy
for over two-and-a-half years for 200 bucks a session. I actually sought out a hypnotherapist who claimed that he had cured
a member of the Grateful Dead – that was 400 bucks an hour. I went to 12 different meetings
of AA in two different countries. I went macrobiotic.
I got my chakras realigned. I tried veganism. You name it, I tried it, and I – I prayed. I prayed until my knees
were black and blue, and I still kept relapsing,
time and time again. I mean, I think that in the years
that I was suffering from AUD and really battling it, I probably relapsed close to 20 times. And each relapse became
more difficult to recover from, and they got worse and worse and worse. And here’s the thing: I wasn’t drinking
because I had a crummy childhood, or because I was suffering
from any personal trauma. I mean, if you look at it
from the outside, I had a great life! I was in my chosen career.
I had a beautiful home. I had friends and family
who loved me and supported me. I was drinking because I was
physically addicted to alcohol. That’s it. Once I started, I could not stop drinking. I have addiction
on both sides of my family, and the genetic predisposition
coupled with engaging in the behavior, which for me is drinking,
made me an addict. I knew one thing for sure
after trying all of these treatments, and this became very clear: doing equine therapy or tai chi in some swanky beachfront
expensive rehabilitation facility was not going to fix
my biological addiction. By the end of 2008, I had six months
of sobriety under my belt, and that’s when the addict started
to talk to me in my head. That’s the insidious thing
about addiction, is once you have a bit
of sobriety under your belt, you go, “Hey, I’m not an addict.” It whispers to you,
“Go ahead, have a drink. You’ll be able to control it.
Just one drink.” So I listened to that idiot in my head,
and I went out to dinner that night, and I had a glass of wine, came home,
and I was so chuffed, “Well, look, the idiot is right.
I’m not an addict. I only had one glass.” Right … Day 2, I had two glasses;
day 3, I had three glasses – plus I picked up a bottle to bring home
and drink on the way home. Day 5, I was in a full-blown binge; I was drinking anything and everything, I would have probably
drunk vanilla extract if I had it. When I was finally too ill to drink
one more drop of alcohol, I did what I always did:
went cold turkey and tried to detox. This time, something went very wrong. I started to suffer
from seizures in my body. I lost all control of my motor controls. I couldn’t stand up;
I couldn’t get dressed. So I called a friend, and she took me
to my one and only medical detox. Where, I got to tell you,
I was not treated very well. In fact – until they had my $3,000 – they finally gave me my medication
that I needed to stop shaking. At that point, I felt so humiliated
and so down and so embarrassed by the whole experience
that I checked myself out and I left. On the way out, there was
this little stack of flyers for all these different
various treatments for AUD. One of them was for a shot, and this shot promised
to eliminate all cravings for alcohol. The shot was over $1,000 a month, but at this point, I would have sold
my soul to get better. When I got home, I Googled that shot. It turns out that the main
ingredient in it is Naltrexone, an FDA approved,
non-addictive, safe medication that’s been used to treat AUD since 1994. As I was searching, a book popped up: the rather boldly named
The Cure for Alcoholism, by Dr. Roy Eskapa. And there was this little sample chapter, so I read the chapter,
and I was absolutely hooked. This made complete sense
to the science lover in my head. It described a treatment
called The Sinclair Method, or TSM, where one takes an opiate blocker, you wait for an hour so the medication
can get into your bloodstream and brain, and then you drink alcohol. Sounds counterintuitive,
I know, but hear me out. Usually when an addict drinks,
they get a huge reward from alcohol, and that’s what makes them
want more and more and more. But if you drink an opiate blocker, like Naltrexone, or Nalmefene
if you’re here in the UK, instead of the alcohol reinforcing
the addictive synapses in the brain, the opiate blocker blocks the endorphins from activating the part of the brain
responsible for addiction. It’s as if you have a huge room
of endorphins living in your brain? And every time you drink alcohol,
those endorphins rush through the door, and they raise hell in your brain
and your neuro pathways. The opiate blocker stops those endorphins
from even leaving the room. It slams that door, and it locks it,
so they can’t even get out and play. Over the course of a couple days,
or weeks for some people, the body is slowly detoxed, drinking levels dramatically decrease because your cravings for alcohol subside. I didn’t have a doctor that would
prescribe me Naltrexone back then; in fact, when I mentioned it
to anybody, they said, “What?” So I ordered my pills
from an Indian pharmacy online, 50 mg of hope. Took a couple of weeks
for the pills to come to me, and when they did, I got to tell you
I was scared out of my mind because I thought,
“What if it doesn’t work? What if it makes me relapse again? What if it’s a worse relapse
than the last one?” But at this point, I was
so desperate – I took my chance. So I took the pill; I waited the hour; I poured myself a glass of wine,
and it was a miracle. I mean, the wine just sat there
while I ate my dinner. There was no head games, no compulsion, no “I want more, more, more” – nothing. I took a couple of sips,
and I went, “Meh. I’m done.” It was a complete miracle. Three months into TSM,
I had my true aha moment. There was this billboard –
I hate this billboard – near where I lived in Los Angeles, and every time I drove by it,
it had a huge glass of red wine on it, which was my particular poison,
massive glass of red wine, every time I drove by that billboard,
it would trigger me. If I was in drink mode, it would trigger me,
I’d go, “I want more.” If I was in sober mode,
I would drive by that billboard, and I’d go, “Uh, damn it,
I can’t have a glass of wine.” This particular day,
I drove by that billboard, and my brain said to me,
“That’s just a billboard.” I can’t even explain to you
what a profound moment this was, because it meant that my thought
processes were normal again. It meant that my brain was fixed. It meant that I was me again. Six months into TSM I was mostly sober, except for the occasional planned drink
one hour after taking Naltrexone. TSM worked so well for me
that I decided to contact Dr. Roy Eskapa and thank him for writing his book. I also asked him to thank
American researcher Dr. David Sinclair, whose life’s work,
quite literally, saved my life. I asked him, “What can I do to help
spread the word about this treatment?” He said, “Well, why don’t you
write a book?” So I did. That’s when my journey
of discovery really began. I found out that the World
Health Organization estimates that a person dies – 3.3 million people die every single year
from alcohol-related causes. That’s more than malaria,
tuberculosis, AIDS. I also found out that multiple researchers estimate that 80 – 90% of people
suffering from AUD do not seek treatment, and many of these people
don’t seek treatment because they’ve been falsely
led to believe that they have to give up alcohol
for the rest of their lives, which to a 20- or 30-year-old
can be utterly daunting, not to mention kind of unrealistic. I also found out that of the 10%
who do seek treatment, up to 90% of those people
are relapsing within the first four years! I mean, what other
treatable disease can you think of that has this abysmal of a success rate? Studies show that tough love
and humiliating an addict, or making them hit rock bottom
is not helping them; it’s actually making people worse. As Dr. Keith Humphreys
from Stanford University said, “It’s remarkable that people believe
what’s needed is more punishment. If punishment worked,
there wouldn’t be any addiction. It’s a punishing enough experience.” He is absolutely right. It is punishing. If we addicts had a normal disease, we would be treated
with sympathy and comfort; instead, we’re faced with a barrage of
“Why can’t you just quit? Just say no,” and a complete lack
of understanding or compassion. Many people suffer for
much longer than I did, but the majority of us suffer
for about a decade before finding help. So, why do so many people believe that a long-term battle
with alcohol addiction can be simply stopped in 30 days or less with nothing but talk therapy
and willpower? It’s amazing. It’s amazing. The World Health Institute estimates that a person dies every ten seconds
from alcohol use disorder. Is our current treatment system
really the best we can do? The Sinclair Method
has a 78% long-term success rate. Imagine a world with 78% less alcohol addicted people. Imagine the profound impact
that would have on our society. 78% less broken families. 78% less abused children, lost days of work, insurance costs, accidents,
and on and on and on. The Sinclair Method uses science
to empower your friends, your family, or even yourself to achieve recovery. Thanks to the Sinclair Method, I was able to Ctrl-Alt-Del
my addiction to alcohol. I am no longer powerless. The monster is no longer in control. I am. TSM works wonders
for alcohol-addicted people. It is my dream to see it become a go-to, regularly offered treatment
for those in need. I encourage all of you, I beg you to please help spread the word
of this lifesaving treatment. And let’s give addicts
the option they deserve. Thank you very much. (Applause)

100 Comments

C K

Sep 9, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

Iv been drinking since I was 14 now I'm 26 and I can feel my health fading away, I'm sick of this addiction I really wanna quit but it's so hard

mohamed master

Sep 9, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

i'm a muslim so alcohol is not a thing for me god bless all

Leonard Arch

Sep 9, 2019, 2:19 am Reply

I think this is great and any way someone can find recovery I'm all for. I know, however, that any attempt to shield the addict from temptation is doomed to fail. This freedom is an inside job, so if nothing else changes nothing really changes. "?mostly sober?" what does that even really mean.

Education Nation Scotland

Sep 9, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

I appreciate many people can get themselves into sobriety using different methods. However, watching this video has infuriated me for many reasons, too many to mention in this statement. I have been aware of this treatment for many years. However I disagree with the success rate and if Claudia could provide me with her statistics, I would be happy to analyse these and confirm for myself. There is also a cost attached to the treatment, if we really care about people why is there such a cost attached to getting better. I question why Claudia is promoting this, EGO. I personally know several people who have been sober for more than 50 years. These people help others without financial gain.if Claudia really wants to discuss, honesty, humility and a better understanding of alcohol, I would be happy to debate with her regarding these issues. I don’t know if Claudia is sober or not. If you use any drug blockers, why would you drink alcohol, that makes no sense. Could it be an obsession of the mind. Despite this , I wish Claudia well, but disagree with her strongly. Especially when she criticised other recovery programs. God Bless . 🙏

monsur habib

Sep 9, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

I have not drank even a single drop of alcohol in my life. I am 28. But recently i am kind of willing to give it a try. But this video really scared the ** out of me. I dont have good discipline and self control. Will i eventually slip into AUD ? How does alcohol addiction work ?

Pamela Bergner

Sep 9, 2019, 7:26 pm Reply

congratulations♡

Jeff Weber

Sep 9, 2019, 4:59 am Reply

8 years sober now 👍 don't give up if i can do it a daily drinker for 20 years u can too just take 1 min , then 1 hour than 1 week than 1 year at a time you are worth it 😁

Devon Sinder

Sep 9, 2019, 7:09 am Reply

I did about a year and loved it but i had no friends or family to help me

Devon Sinder

Sep 9, 2019, 7:09 am Reply

I didn't do detox

360 Smart

Sep 9, 2019, 8:34 pm Reply

Claudia you were far more interesting when you were pissed.

Danny Clarke

Sep 9, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

Great you make money off people. Yeah good for ypu . Lets all feel sorry for those that cant afford this bs. Lets make koney off rhem

Danny Clarke

Sep 9, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

Scam artist

160moebius2

Sep 9, 2019, 4:06 am Reply

4:11 hauntingly true down to the 6 month mark

GuinnessandPizza

Sep 9, 2019, 11:47 am Reply

I like drinking alcohol… y'all being dramatic.

K Dubbs

Sep 9, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

She is an amazing public speaker.

Rusty Woodpecker

Sep 9, 2019, 8:09 am Reply

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jafulton89

Sep 9, 2019, 3:19 am Reply

Just seems like she is trying to sell a pill. I have never met a drunk who started the story with "I was/am rich and famous and didnt drink until I was 40 and then Cindy made fun of me for having too much wine at the dinner party".

maladjustedtv

Sep 9, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

Watching this while enjoying some whiskey – cheers! 😉

Melodee Mcclain

Sep 9, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

Just say you were an alchoholic

Kitsch

Sep 9, 2019, 10:44 pm Reply

One of the more life changing ted talks I’ve seen in a while. Quality info.

Tim E. Marnie

Sep 9, 2019, 8:49 am Reply

Awesome presentation!

Hanna Mialik

Sep 9, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

Stopped drinking in 2014 cold turkey. Never had regrets. Kombucha is the way to go!

S Shaffer

Sep 9, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

I have my VA appt next week to get my prescription… 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽

pokerjack15

Sep 9, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

Ahh this would just never work for me lol ooopsie Daisy I forgot to take my pill be right back gonna go get shitfaced

Jumpboy5100

Sep 9, 2019, 6:25 am Reply

What is she trying to sell

K J

Sep 9, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

Alcohol makes a lot of money for the economy. This is why.

Fresh Vic

Sep 9, 2019, 8:49 am Reply

I wish they had pills that worked like that for social anxiety.

Soph M

Sep 9, 2019, 10:09 am Reply

I think I’m an alcoholic.
I have not seeked treatment
2 am and this video suggested
I don’t want to watch this or listen
Yet here I am
Wondering if it can help …
Going to force myself to watch twice 😞

Quinton Lee

Sep 9, 2019, 11:41 am Reply

Will TSM work for drug addiction as well?

Bharati

Sep 9, 2019, 12:24 pm Reply

Awesome chic. What attitude, what spunk. Ordering from Indian pharmacy to get what she wants! The summing up. Really impressed.

Klaus von Müller

Sep 9, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

So she did it all wrong.
Such a pity.
All wrong all the way long.
Hope she will find her own will some day.
Otherwise it cannot be done.

Jay Williams

Sep 9, 2019, 1:59 am Reply

Alcohol is a weapon and is designed to destroy us. Stay blessed stay sober and stay woke!

Aahren Browne

Sep 9, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

Thankyou for The Video.

Having anxiety issues and alcohol together is incredibly dangerous.
I never spoke up about my serious Anxiety and it led me to drink which near cost me my life a couple of times.
If we keep our feelings inside without expressing them it builds up till we explode and alcohol can fuel that explosion so much quicker

Da Mize!

Sep 9, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

This lady is such a hilarious joke. Basically she's saying that a.a. didn't work "for her". A.a. doesn't work for anyone. YOU have to do the work of a.a.. So she took a magic pill from across the world then deliberately relapsed! This is such a great comedy! I need to see one of her stand ups live! Lmfao!🤣🤣🤣🤣

Hope Carr

Sep 9, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

It's so encouraging for me to see someone I've looked up to since I was a little girl & that I highly respect in this subject. Addiction is a disease, period.

Da Mize!

Sep 9, 2019, 1:54 am Reply

This broad is right. There is a pill that cures alcoholism. ITS CALLED ANABUSE,LMFAO! AND you dont have to cross the world to fine it. I agree with thus chick too. ALL of our lives where "fine on the outside!". 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Hashtag "doesn't get it" and you'll see this chicks face.

Christpher R Fritz

Sep 9, 2019, 4:41 am Reply

I heard of 'Sober January' in December 2016 so I started early with the goal of the Super Bowl/Eagles and was surprised by getting 5 weeks. I don't consider myself a alcoholic but at 56 I'm drinking too much, mainly self medicating. So i went back, mainly beer and wine (NO DRUGS). I tried doing Sober Month but found it too hard!? Anyway I decided to try again with my birthday coin siding with my doctor appointment and am now 15 days into a 5 week Sober schedule. No problem so far. The 'problem' is when I reach the 37th day (October 11/appt) will I drink in celebration for my BD, or.. keep going? I know I will have the willpower but should I stop drinking? It seems absurd a question but my conscience leads me to see that SO MANY people are oppressed and are locked in a terrible situation. Plus I'm getting old. That's it..

Amy Goff

Sep 9, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

I'm grateful for your testimony but my husband is on those blockers and he was in a car accident ended up on major pain pills so they him on this and he has an alcohol problem and that medicine did not stop him from craving alcohol at all so it also takes the second part where you want to quit drinking because he did not want to quit drinking. I think it worked for you because how desperate you were to get away from it.

Paola T

Sep 9, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

I’m 18 and I don’t drink everyday but when I do, I lose control and do things I regret and forget everything, I’ve lost friends and my parents have cried because of how drunk I have gotten home. I don’t know why all my friends that drink as much as I do or more at parties don’t do things I do. Please help

Jasmine Marie

Sep 9, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

What's the point of continuing to drink an occasional glass of wine if you don't even feel good from it? Why not just abstain…

colby covington

Sep 9, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

I’m 90 days clean I am never going back please pray for me and other people struggling with this disease

MrMassive321

Sep 9, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

so whats the cost? stop writing bullshits.if anyone knows give a link

Norm T

Sep 9, 2019, 3:56 pm Reply

Only watching this because my ex had a huge drinking problem… I never got it… as I never drank…. To me it is just an excuse… don't start on this stuff drink/drugs/smoking and that covers most the problem… never start.

Lisa Whit

Sep 9, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

Never heard of aud. Just making up words.its totally different

Egor Sitnik

Sep 9, 2019, 5:48 pm Reply

Я наверное единственный русский который слушает тед талкс)!

Scott Rockhold

Sep 9, 2019, 11:14 pm Reply

At 2:25 I found myself trying to clean stuff off my screen.

jinx

Sep 9, 2019, 1:50 am Reply

i used to have aud and overcame it with an acid trip and now its actually hard for me to have more than 2 drinks without feeling sick and uneasy about it

Brad Owen

Sep 9, 2019, 2:13 am Reply

Thank you.

Anonymous Alone

Sep 9, 2019, 7:25 am Reply

my dad used to drink so much, but he always used to tell this, my son tell me who is the great person, the one who chases his heart or his heart chases him, never could answer that question,

Kevin Reynolds

Sep 9, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

You put Jesus Christ#1….. In your life and everything is going to be alright……. Thank God for Bill Wilson!!!!!

PearlPerlita Venegas

Sep 9, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Another "magic pill" courtesy of big pharma. The last magic pill was oxycodone for severe pain. Yay pain gone. Remember how that turned out? Opiod crisis Be Careful

Dust Bunny

Sep 9, 2019, 1:17 am Reply

There's no such thing as an addict, only weaklings.

ebsk824

Sep 9, 2019, 2:17 am Reply

this is some heavy stuff! wow, thanks for this video.

esther phatlane

Sep 9, 2019, 5:51 am Reply

I can see that I'm slowly getting addicted to alcohol but I seem to stop.

dave moore

Sep 9, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

I went to AA in 97 & thanks to the people there, my sponsor, family, friends & “The Man Upstairs” I haven’t had a drink since.

Renan Wandekoken

Sep 9, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

i've been suffering with alcohol abuse sinc i've had gastric bypass and this video is verry informative!! thank you

SK laboratory阪本研究所

Sep 9, 2019, 4:24 am Reply

Some believe that certain genes cause people to have a predisposition to alcoholism.

ULT HELTH

Sep 9, 2019, 4:48 am Reply

"As a person THINKS in their heart so are they." Proverbs 23:7 Alcohol and other drug addictions have a mental relationship and spiritual relationship addiction. You need to be a new person and according to the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5 : 17 " Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn from above and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. 18 But all these things are from God, "
You need a brand new spiritual self and get rid of the old dead replacing it with God's eternal life of God. It's as easy as a simple prayer to accept Jews and ask Him to come into you making you brand new spiritually and receive His eternal all encompassing sacrifice for the eternal forgiveness of any sin.

Charles White

Sep 9, 2019, 5:56 am Reply

AA is all I’ve ever needed. I’ve wandered away from it twice over the last 20 years and each time relapsed to the near-death point. Now, I maintain a weekly commitment and stay close. I will never walk away from the 12 steps again. Proud to be an alcoholic

Leah B

Sep 9, 2019, 7:20 am Reply

I was prescribed naltrexone and I didn’t wanna take it because my doctor said I have to use it for the rest of my life and I don’t want to take a pill for the rest of my life 🙁 is this true?

Mr. D.

Sep 9, 2019, 12:01 pm Reply

Addiction to alcohol literally killed my mother. And my mother nearly killed me.

MTEEZE

Sep 9, 2019, 8:21 pm Reply

Pray for me please

Jerry S

Sep 9, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

What a charlatan she is. Trading one drug for another. It's like putting a band-aid on something that needs stitches.

How much is her kickback?

KLASS podcast

Sep 9, 2019, 8:23 am Reply

why not except what you are, who makes these so called realities,,? dont we all die at the end?

Alan Kerr

Sep 9, 2019, 12:14 pm Reply

Why is alcohol still legal when weed isn't and weed actually helps people who are seriously ill. Some people will say oh well a bit of alcohol is good for you. No it's not it's just a small bit of alcohol wont kill you.

Josh Boyd

Sep 9, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

How do you get Naltrexone?!

Josh Boyd

Sep 9, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

Where to order online?!

Kisha James

Sep 9, 2019, 1:27 am Reply

I'm six months sober.

Michael Bertoni

Sep 9, 2019, 8:39 am Reply

Send link for pills please

Jack Brown

Sep 9, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

I don’t drink. Probably why I’m so thirsty all the time. Lol.

Ashi Aku

Sep 9, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

Sometimes you don’t realize you have a problem until the problem finds you. I didn’t realize I had a problem until the people around me started fading away. Grades started slipping. Still are. All because I wanted to feel happy. Alive. Someone who could make others laugh and have no regrets at being laughed at. But most importantly vulnerable. I hate drinking but it’s a truth serum for me. I have a hard time communicating with people. Opening myself up and alcohol completely diminishes that. I’m only 23 and I don’t want to live the rest of my life dependent on a drug. I’m scared. I’m lonely. And i need help. And an English grammar class 😭. Love yourself and embrace who you truly are. Embrace what life really is. Someone once told me that the average human only lives 27000 days. Don’t waste another day drinking. Live life because death is a b**ch and once we’re gone, we’re done. Live life and grab it by the balls. Make it your b**ch and tell anyone who truly loves you that you have a problem. Live your life. Don’t destroy it

Mark Thierry

Sep 9, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

I am Hakan friends i am from turkey and i am alcoholic.Never forget this if you be an alcoholic you will be never turn to social drinker(sorry fot my bad english)

Jodi Betts

Sep 9, 2019, 7:46 am Reply

After years of alcoholism I tried naltrexone and I am 1 year sober and am still going strong..it’s taken away all my cravings and I have absolutely no desire to consume alcohol…thank you for this video it really did save my life x

Joseph Corish

Sep 9, 2019, 9:31 am Reply

Do the tablets need to be taken for life?

Liliana Catalan

Sep 9, 2019, 10:41 pm Reply

This is destroying me.

Devin Schwartz

Oct 10, 2019, 9:35 am Reply

Sober October starts today let’s get it ☺️

Briana Campos

Oct 10, 2019, 9:56 pm Reply

Thank you for this talk about The Sinclair Method. I never heard of this before. The seizures were so bad in the beginning of my sobriety from Alcohol.

mwells219

Oct 10, 2019, 10:29 pm Reply

Tell you what, once I no longer have to deal with assholes on a daily basis I'll stop drinking. When women stop loving me and then stabbing me in the back I'll stop drinking. Until that day happens I need cigarettes and coffee to keep me patient and focused during the day and beer to relax in the evening.

spiro

Oct 10, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

How i overcame alcoholism. – i stopped drinking.

A.D. Boy

Oct 10, 2019, 6:38 am Reply

Hmmm, but being alcoholic just means other people saying ur wrong

Roberto Insingo

Oct 10, 2019, 5:24 am Reply

I might Drink and take pills next October, while swimming in the ocean

Mats Hagstrom

Oct 10, 2019, 9:37 am Reply

go to a meeting, get a sponsor and work the progra. time proven and quality of life

SEY Entertainment

Oct 10, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

I love myself and all of you, who share this pain.

alfred belcher

Oct 10, 2019, 3:00 pm Reply

Being addicted to alcohol and being an Alcoholic are not necessarily the same thing! AA saved my life been sober since 01-09-94.I like her courage, and the Big Book of AA does say maybe science will one day find the answer.I dont think this is the complete answer though!

kcireyleon

Oct 10, 2019, 3:03 pm Reply

Removing alcohol from your life is just the tip of the iceberg. Promoting a DRUG to "cure" an addiction is madness. Criticizing everything else that didn't work for YOU is what you need to remove next, talk therapy has worked for millions of AA around the world and it has been since 1935

Paul Dinardo

Oct 10, 2019, 4:16 am Reply

Happy for this woman. Really.

Ryan Z

Oct 10, 2019, 7:01 am Reply

This lady is a liar. Do not trust her.

Brian Jacobsen

Oct 10, 2019, 5:14 pm Reply

No therapy AA Probation dep court family member. Can help you. The help comes from within you.

creff dracknell

Oct 10, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

❤️

Laura Martinez

Oct 10, 2019, 11:08 am Reply

Watching and I can’t wait for the liquor store to open.

Youtube Veterinarian

Oct 10, 2019, 4:41 pm Reply

I'm starting today. I've just decided that I'm not going to be someone who drinks alcohol anymore.

mcgeezer94

Oct 10, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

My last withdrawl was possibly the scariest one I've ever had I've never been so scared in my life im 2 week sober and feeling great but also scared of the fact I'm probably gonna do it again 😕

Jon Wick

Oct 10, 2019, 1:36 am Reply

The 13th of this month I'll have 14 months. God has overflowed my cup with blessings and I'm coming around to enjoying myself in Alcoholics Anonymous. God bless everyone who are or want to get sober.

A man has no name

Oct 10, 2019, 6:44 am Reply

Only 12 meetings in AA well thats why it didnt work. You have to start going daily for at least 3 months.

A man has no name

Oct 10, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

Im sorry lady but AA does work.

mike olsen

Oct 10, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

i am happy to say, that i quit drinking water to save the enviroment and only consume moonshine 1 liter before and after bed, it cleans the bacteria in the body very easy.

hunter 2437

Oct 10, 2019, 10:51 am Reply

I think we all need to talk to each other by talking to each other

shane brennan

Oct 10, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

What worked for her may not work for you. 12 step recovery is statistically speaking the most successive program. Naltrexone masks the original problem before drinking what lead you to drinking. 👍

RockStar Dan

Oct 10, 2019, 6:04 pm Reply

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james clarkson

Oct 10, 2019, 10:25 pm Reply

Actually find this somewhat insulting. Acting like she’s discovered a cure for cancer. Calling alcoholism by a new name AUD. Naltrexone has been around for ages. I used to drink on it. There’s other medications too that make you vomit. Nothing worked for me other than rehab then AA for a year. It helped me connect with people that know what it’s like. The point is not everything works for everyone and is so simplistic like she makes it sound. False promises. Just like chemotherapy doesn’t cure everyone of cancer, Naltrexone won’t cure everyone of alcoholism. If that were true there’d be no alcoholics. You can get it prescribed by any doctor and you don’t need to get it specially made and imported from India. What a joke.

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