It's not about me

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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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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.

 
Click on the Addiction Today Image to see a review on the book - from Addiction Today.
“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 www.sober-services.com 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 www.soberservices.co.uk 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.

The book is one of the first on the subject of addiction that I have read that is not just either a list of events that are there to shock or a handbook on how to get over or understand addiction. Ian's honesty and openness mean that the story and journey can relate to all affected by addiction, the addict, their family, friends and community. The story will bring hope to many affected by addictive behaviour and hopefully help family and friends believe that one day they will get the person they care about back - stronger and someone to be proud of.

Sonia D.

Ian does have a 'special' if somewhat 'mad' story to tell. I believe he is right with his hope that he will inspire others to 'get clean' as well as give support to people who may care for an addicted loved one. His style is easy and unpretentious, as if he is chatting to you in a room. He gives enormous insight into his mind and why drugs and alcohol became such an important part of his life-many will identify with his thought processes. For all the extensive descriptions about the 'colourful', 'crazy' and 'chaotic' episodes during his addictive years, I found the sections on 'realization' and 'recovery' the most interesting and compelling. He knew when the 'game was finally over' and he had to choose between life and death. But the recognition, recovery and reformation took enormous courage,struggle and time - the heart of the inspiration in the book. Knowing that there are strategies, help and guidance available, will give strength to others determined to follow a similar positive route to Ian. A book well worth reading.

JRW

I want to thank Ian for sharing his story in such a profound and honest way. I must admit, it took me some time to come through it, as I couldn’t digest more than a few pages at the time. Ian has lived in a world so far from mine; I cannot believe how he even survived this wild journey. In this book he actually explains that addicts are fundamentally survivors, and I know how resilient our complex bodies can be, but it’s still practically a miracle. I am so happy that Ian uses his story to help others, and I am very impressed by the way he does it. Way to go! I root for you, Ian!

Bitta R. Wiese

author of The Book on Quantum Leaps for Leaders

Thanks so much for having the courage and bravery to share your truth and life with us all. It's an incredible journey you have been on. It's so inspiring to know there are plenty of people who can take something from your story that can help them individually; or for families, and friends. You certainly have been on a journey of the road less travelled that more are wanting to follow! Awesomeness and keep doing what you are doing! Stay jolly!

Carolyn

Hey Ian, I just wanted to tell you how profoundly brilliant your book is. You’ve put into words so many of the thoughts, feelings, emotions, excuses and justifications I had when I was using. I’ve taken screenshots and sent them to family and I’ve read them to my fiancé and it’s helping so much to show them where my headspace was when I was using and how it takes over your identity and your life. Thank you so much. Jack C. 😁👌🏼

Jack C.

FREE: Get a copy of Ian’s Book – It’s Not About Me!

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.
Click Here