In The Dust
OF YOUR INDIVIDUALITY
THE ACTION GUIDE
Addiction has been ravaging the world for centuries, yet lifelong sobriety continues to elude many who search after it earnestly. Why is this? The current uninspired success rates for sustained, long-term sobriety provide a significant clue to this question. It appears that there is a conceptual link absent from the addiction-recovery and relapse prevention processes: the ability to harness the power of one’s individuality in a productive and beneficial way. Although many treatment programs teach generalized recovery concepts, Fully Alive: Using Your Individuality to Conquer Addiction adopts a more personalized approach to developing, and then preserving, a rewarding life of sobriety.
Soon you’ll be living a healthy, invigorating and inspiring life,
leaving addiction far behind
as you finally gain the happiness you deserve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael J. Surdyka
During my early years in the Baltimore, Maryland area, I saw addiction manifest in various adverse ways: from seeing family members suffering, to witnessing the destruction of a close friends’ family, all while watching prominent members of the community fall victim and lose everything to this epidemic. No matter where I was or what I was doing, it seemed that addiction was plaguing everything around me. It wasn’t until my twenties that I experienced the devastating effects of addiction firsthand. A freak, unexpected car accident that almost killed me led to reconstructive surgery, and then to my dependence on prescription painkillers. The next few years were hell as I navigated the dark and dreary caverns of addiction. I achieved random bouts of sobriety; a year here, nine months there, but I never truly grasped the understanding of lifelong sobriety until I finally realized that the power to conquer addiction had been inside me all along.