It's not about me

Well, it’s taken a long time coming, but “It’s Not About Me!” is here.

This is a story that needs to be told. Well, at least I need to tell it.

I’m bound by my commitment to return the favour that the Spirit of the Universe deemed appropriate for me to recover, to then pass it on.

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“To co-create a green and harmonious world, through laughter and love, bringing a better quality of life to others”.

The book reads in 5 parts:

  • ADDICTION – the early years
  • ADDICTION – the later years
  • ADDICTION – the dying years
  • RECOVERY – Rehab & the early years
  • RECOVERY – Onwards & Upwards

Which, very briefly can be summarised in 3 stages:

  • my story into and along through my addiction
  • what I did to stop and more importantly, how I stayed stopped
  • the magical results that have occurred in my life since I got sober and begun helping others

There is a formal explanation of the 12 step programme at the end of the book as a reference tool and resource for those looking for a deeper understanding of the process I underwent and recovered through.

If any of the topics I’ve discussed within my book have affected you and you want some sort of help for yourself or a family member, first of all visit and then Contact Me

So if you’re in a place of hopelessness or you know of someone unable to break their debilitating patterns of behaviour, you could get some significant help and ideas towards recovery from this book, whilst having a good laugh at my expense along the way.

Please remember that although the book has a serious life story, with some horrific moments, I have also shared many of the more heart warming moments and positive experiences which I’ve experienced, and told them with laughter and love.

So if you’ve decided you want to hear more, and you’re serious about improving the quality of your own life, please have a good look around this site, or, if you have an addiction specific situation, visit and make contact. All enquiries are handled in the strictest confidence and discretion.

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I look forward to connecting with you very soon.

Case Manage:

Assuming you wish to continue your journey towards recovery, I can remain involved in your treatment by Case managing the components, including other professionals involved, particularly if I’ve referred you to them.
I will remain in contact with all parties involved and offer guidance towards the therapeutic directions, alongside supporting the recovery process with one to one updates from and to yourself.


For those of you who want to work intensely with me in either a Recovery Coaching or Sober Companion capacity, then we will create a bespoke Care plan to fit into your specific requirements. This could be sessional work, typically using Ian Young’s own Sober Coaching Workbook, or it could be intense Sober Companion work which involves a much more hands on approach towards enforcing abstinence.