Deborah Morrow is an author, speaker, and runs an international coaching business for people with an alcohol addiction. She uses new treatment methods when traditional methods don’t work. She is able to reach more people across the globe by using Skype video, but also holds sessions over the phone and even some whom connect in person. Deborah completed her M.S., Addiction Psychology and also has a performing arts degree in classical piano she received at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, Canada.
Many people experiencing a dependence to alcohol are looking for new ways to manage treatment in order to prevent their dependence from evolving into a serious chronic illness.
For the last 75 years, there have mainly been three ways to treat an addiction to alcohol–treatment centers or rehab, AA a 12-step program, or administration of a medication that makes you sick. It is true that AA has helped millions of people; in fact it certainly helped me at one point. However, some people aren’t comfortable with the one size fits all mentality nor do they connect with the spiritual experience needed to maintain sobriety via AA. Others cannot afford high priced treatment centers or rehab and cannot be away from their responsibilities for an extended period of time.
Hi, I’m Debbie the Coach, and from my experience with anti-craving medications, I have found that my clients who choose to use one or more of these life-saving medications have a higher success rate than those clients who choose not to. It is also my experience that a person can have all the therapy and psychoanalysis in the world, deal with all their past issues, and still keep drinking. It is also my experience that many people can go to AA or go into treatment over and over again and still keep drinking. That’s because there is a physiological element to the disease. We now know that alcoholism is centered in the brain. Continued drinking has caused the brain to re-balance itself in order to cope with alcohol intake. Over time, the brain has adjusted to the point that if alcohol is not present in the body, it sets up the craving. There is little or no defense against the first drink. There are now medications that affect the brain processes and help deal with craving and or reward systems.
Anti-craving medications are fast becoming the answer people are looking for. Think of the affect that Prozac had by helping millions of people with depression and taking them out of mental hospitals and psychiatrists offices, so too will anti-craving drugs help in dealing with alcohol dependence. When used early, with some life-style changes along with life coaching techniques, clients can see improvements quickly–sometimes in a few months as opposed to years.
Using the latest research in anti-craving medications combined with my life coaching techniques, clients are overcoming their alcohol addiction painlessly and without spending huge blocks of time. I have designed programs that can be tailored to each person’s needs. Coaching programs can be done at your own pace, in your home, completely confidential, and with your goals in mind.