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Neil FirsztBy Neil Firszt
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Neil FirsztBy Neil Firszt
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About

 We are taking ten people that are struggling with their recovery from alcoholism and implementing the program I wrote that has helped myself and others successfully recover from alcoholism. 

Recovered: The Cure for Alcoholism
Recovered: The Cure for Alcoholism

For three weeks, we are going to drastically change the routines of participants with the goal of making epigenetic changes and reversing the expression of unhealthy genes that harbor alcoholism. Healthy changes, like nutrition, exercise, meditation, self-awareness, and all things inner self, contribute to these epigenetic and neuroplastic changes, and have a permanent effect on recovery from alcoholism and addiction.

This is research that will lead to a sustainable correction for addiction that we can use as a real guideline when treating the issue. No matter how you want to define alcoholism, we don't need to make it any harder than; If it's a disease it can be cured, or if it's a condition, it can be rectified. By creating the right conditions, and by taking the necessary steps, genetic expressions can change in their environment. I've put together a complete program in order to create the right environment to be able to cure my own alcoholism and addiction problems, while helping many others along the way. We will use this environment creating process, along with mind and body exercises, to make the changes necessary to be able to recover from an epidemic like alcoholism. 

This documentary will not involve anyone still drinking, nor will it involve anybody that needs to detox from alcohol. This project is for people that have been sober for at least two (2) weeks and are struggling with cravings and the desire to drink. These cravings are physical as well as mental and are a result of more than just the overuse of alcohol. We are looking for the ‘below the surface’ reasons why people drank and dealing with the root of that problem as part of these changes. There is a lot of information about how I did this in my blog neilfirszt.com and the program is outlined in my book, Recovered: The Cure for Alcoholism. The overcorrections I made allowed me to swing the pendulum far enough to dissolve all cravings for alcohol and any desire to drink. Now, according to blood tests, I have reversed the damage caused to my body by excessive alcohol abuse and have created an overall healthy human being by balancing the relationship between my body and my mind. This can be done for anyone. 

We will ask for volunteers to help along with the process like physicians, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and more to help keep the cost of production down. We will also solicit volunteers for video editing, design, and camera help, to make this important documentary as successful, informative, educational, and fun to watch as possible. 

We will have ten (10) people who are currently struggling in recovery that are local to the Chicago area to attend class six (6) days per week for the duration of twenty-one (21) days. We will also have at least another ten (10) people around the country/world participate via webinar as we run the live classes. This will allow us to expand the program and make it available as an inexpensive online course on top of the documentary. The initial part of the project would run from January 6, 2019 through January 27, 2019 with follow up, participant video blogs, and much support to assure sustainable sobriety. The documentary would be scheduled for release in April, 2019.

The money will be used to rent a space for the project during the three (3) weeks that it will take place. We are also providing food at times, and all-natural supplements as part of the nutrition change that is based on clean, whole foods. Other costs will include rewards, printing materials, media sources, gym use, and other activities like yoga, massages, acupuncture, etc., that the ten (10) participants will be using in the process for twenty-one (21) days. We will feature everyday, affordable solutions to show that the process is reproducible and tailorable in order to create the environment needed to recover successfully and sustain sobriety. Once released, anyone that has access to the documentary can duplicate this recovery process in their own created environment and with the right support. People who have no experience with addiction will be able to learn, and better understand, how someone close to them can find themselves under the thumb of alcoholism, and how they can help. No matter who you are, a better solution than the current cluster of nonsensical ideologies people are using is definitely a win-win. 

In 12-step programs, you are told to consider yourself an alcoholic for life, and that it will forever have the power to control your life. While this scare tactic may have been acceptable when it was the only option, it is now outdated and goes against everything that neuroscience knows about the how brain operates. By continuing to repeat "I am an alcoholic" in meetings and throughout their daily lives, individuals are only confirming to their subconscious, and hard wiring neural networks to keep the mind and body in the belief that they are still struggling with alcoholism, therefore never giving themselves an opportunity to recover successfully and move on from their recovery. The failure rate in these programs is far too high, an estimated 90% according to the ASAM, to keep up this type of behavior, and with what science knows about the human mind and body today, it shouldn't even be a viable option. 

Many of us know people that have a ‘before’ and ‘after’ they became an alcoholic, and that are not quite the same person because they’re always struggling to try and stay sober. Imagine being that person or having that person back in your life without the negativity that surrounds addiction and without the struggles of recovery. Those are the people that are depending on this project being successful and it’s my passion to make it happen. With over forty years of experience with alcoholism and a desperation to find a solution, I have finally found a road to take to make this all possible. With the help of everyone involved, we can make this a reality! I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and look forward to a future with you where alcoholism and addiction can be treated with a solution instead of just trying to maintain a lower level of suffering. We are all more powerful than we think!

Risks and challenges

Challenges are always human perception and this will be no different. Participants need to be willing to change and be open to new ideas, so there will be an interview proccess to determine wether or not they're willing to put in the work. Applicants will be encouraged to have a basic understanding of the process outlined in my book.
Time is always a factor, so we'll ask participants to have avery flexible schedule as we'll be meeting for eight (8) hours the first day, and for at least three (3) hours for each gathering after that. We'll keep this schedule for six (6) days per week for the duration of three (3) weeks.
We will also need this type of time commitment from online participants as they will be participating in these classes with the live group.
People give up occasionally, some quicker than others, but this is a challenge in any situation involving human consciousness and commitment. It is the job of the program to keep people captivated and motivated enough to continue towards success. I believe that this program does just that.

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