Gladstone, OR (PRWEB) April 1, 2007
How big is the alcohol and drug problem in this country? It's huge, given that the recent HBO "Addiction" series reported that 23 million Americans are addicted (of which less than 10% seek help) and when you consider that statistics in crime, sex problems, auto accidents, mental health problems and emotional problems say that alcohol and drugs were a big factor in at least 50% of these problems existing.
Now that's the bad news. The good news is that there is a solution to all of this. It can be seen at http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com. That solution starts with understanding what the basic problem is. The basic problem behind alcohol and drug abuse is that people aren't finding happiness naturally. So then they attempt to achieve happiness (or escape their unhappiness) by using alcohol or drugs. But those band-aids usually end up leading to a lot more unhappiness, health problems, financial problems, relationship problems, legal problems, etc. A lot of hidden damage is done while in a "stolen euphoria". But obviously those risks aren't enough to outweigh the problems in a person's emotional state or the lacking in their life that cause them to overlook the risks and dangers of alcohol and drug use.
So then, why are people so unhappy or unfulfilled that they would make that choice? The answer is simple: they are not operating in harmony with "the natural design" of their being. And if a person has his or her natural drives unsatisfied for more than a normal period of time while searching for satisfaction, over time the frustration and lack of hope from this can cause them to become more dulled and depressed and even sleepy and prone to drugs to try to make his or her self feel good and not feel bad.
But, the good news here is that the continual unnaturalness that got them into a bad state can be reversed. And the process that will awaken them, enliven them and make them even feel good and excited about their life is if they first are given hope that there is a real solution for their problems…and then they actually get satisfaction by carrying out that solution.
"Teaching a person how to be happy naturally and in harmony with the real design, meaning and purpose of their life is the key to how they get the strength, joy and deep fulfillment that is necessary for them to have no inclination for alcohol or drugs," says Dennis Marcellino, author of the new book Addiction Free Forever. "But," he says, "that's easier said than done, and can only happen within THE natural design of how we were made to be. That means first knowing what that design is, which has been made very difficult to know because there is a great amount of debate and disagreement in the world as to what that design really is. But 'the world' in general obviously has it wrong if there exists such a huge drug and alcohol problem and poor social statistics."
Having been in the top echelons of the music business as a former member of Sly & The Family Stone (named by MSNBC as one of the top 10 bands of all time and specially honored at the 2006 Grammies), The Elvin Bishop Group, Rubicon (who closed the largest paid ticket event in history, Cal Jam 2) and The Tokens (famous for their hit, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), he knows alcohol and drug abuse well. But after experimenting with 21 approaches to lifestyle and personal growth, he became free from alcohol and drugs 25 years ago (after 18 years of use). He now says that, "Fighting nature is not a battle that anyone can win and be happy. Therefore why even try? Understanding and flowing with the natural design is how to make inner, outer and social life work their best. But like I said, that is a task that is easier said than done, given that the mainstream culture in general is not in harmony with the natural order and is tolerant of, and even promotes, a lot of dysfunction. Therefore if a person wants to be free from a weakness for alcohol or drugs, they will have to go through a re-orientation of how the mind, heart and body that they are in are designed to function correctly, and they will have to know what to do to have the strength and vision to transform that design. And realistically, in the final analysis, you can't expect that a person will permanently 'say no to drugs' and alcohol until they have something better to say yes to."
So to pass on what he discovered, he wrote a book and a workbook to go with it that, in a step by step way, helps a person to know, understand and be transformed into the natural design of their being. This then results in freeing them from drugs and alcohol because it puts them into a deeply fulfilling life and reunites them with a sensitivity that has no desire for alcohol or drugs or the harshness they bring. His new book and self-help program can be seen at http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com
© 2007 Lighthouse Publishing
Dennis Marcellino is recognized as an innovator in addiction recovery by some of the top administrators in this field and is the author of highly acclaimed books. His breakthrough addiction recovery and life transformation book and workbook can be seen at http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com