top of page

Want to learn how I healed from a nearly 10-year long alcohol addiction in just 3 short months ...and how I believe you can too?!

If so, I invite you to grab your copy of a resource I have for you so you can learn how after suffering from a nearly 📆 10-year long nasty alcohol addiction 😫 where I couldn't get better no matter what I did and how hard I tried under our current mainstream and traditional approach to alcohol recovery, I found a 🤓 research-based approach to alcohol recovery which enabled me to get better in just 📆 3 short months 💪 and to stay recovered ever since! 

  • Writer's pictureCrystal Fedeli

My Story - How I Healed from a 10-Year Long Alcohol Addiction in just 3 Short Months with a Research-Based Approach

Updated: Jul 10

LISTEN & WATCH


READ

I remember the day I learned that you can go from suffering from full-blown alcoholism to a "normal drinker".

I was listening to a TED Talk while driving home that I had come across as I began to research once again how to stop over-drinking, or whatever I typed into the YouTube and Google search bars at the time, and this was one of the videos that came up.

 

I just wanted to stop suffering from alcoholism and I felt so stuck, like there was no way out for me because all I had ever heard was that those of us who "have a problem with alcohol" have 2 options - if we could not moderate our alcohol consumption then we needed to abstain entirely and for the rest of our lives, but I had been trying my very best at this for nearly a decade and I failed miserably every single time.

It's not like I didn't reach out for help - I went to a psychiatrist, I had been in therapy for literally my entire life (no joke), I went to support groups such as AA and Celebrate Recovery, I had an amazing relationship with God and prayed about this all the time, I had an accountability partner, and so so so much more.​ Nothing worked for me.

 

Little did I know, I had finally come across an idea that was going to finally heal me from the alcoholism I had been suffering from for nearly a decade and completely give me my life back that was stolen from me by the biochemical makeup I was born with (we'll get to more of that in a bit).

 

I learned that all I had to do was take 1 little pill before I drank alcohol and it would allow me to drink like a "normal drinker". 


I'll admit, at first I thought it was too good to be true so I completely discounted it.

I eventually became really desperate though, I mean as if I wasn't already desperate enough, and I thought to myself - if I don't try it, it won't work for me, but if I do try it, it might work for me. I mean, I didn't think it would work for me, but I was so desperate that I was at least more than willing to give it a try.

 

You would think that would be my happily ever after, right? I would try it and it would either work or not, but I then discovered that getting to try it was a whole journey in and of itself because a key component was that I needed a specific medication and after numerous attempts and several months I found that no doctor would even look into this for me.

 

The words of those doctors are etched in my mind forever.


After sharing with my general practitioner my story of my nearly 10-year long struggle with alcohol addiction super high on the spectrum in all its shameful details and that nothing I tried up to that point worked for me no matter what I did and how I tried, I'll never forget when she told me in response, "After you have a drink or 2 just stop drinking, I mean you don't need to drink more" before she then proceeded to try to counsel me to keep a drink log even though I told her I had been trying all those things and they hadn't worked for me for nearly a decade. I was able to speak to the Clinical Director of the practice who proceeded to tell me she thought I was trying to "...go through the backdoor for treatment." Another doctor at another office told me, "You can't be your own doctor and treat yourself." (to be clear, I was not trying to be my own doctor at all). Another doctor's office skipped the insults and just refused to prescribe me the medication. 

At this point, there aren't words to describe how I was feeling and doing. I was was devastated, to say the least. I'll never forget how I felt.

I finally found a doctor who was willing to help me. The only issue was he didn't take health insurance so I had to pay him out of pocket. At the time as a brand new single mother and as single as a single mother could be with absolutely no support whatsoever from the bio father and my family of origin, I could barely afford our basic necessities on my salary, but I did what I had to - I took from my rent money to pay him, he wrote me the script and I was able to get the medication from the pharmacy the same day.


Once I was able to get what I needed to finally try this method though, I recovered in just 3 short months, have stayed recovered ever since, and now I go years not touching a drink without even thinking twice and if and when I want to have a drink, I know exactly what I have to do to be a "normal drinker".

In addition to finally recovering from alcoholism in just 3 short months after a decade of suffering -

 

I think it's important to say first that I caught up on rent asap!

 

The strong and obsessive thoughts and cravings for alcohol completely went away and if and when I want to enjoy a drink socially, I am able to effortlessly and with ease! Many times I don't even notice I don't finish my drink. Alcohol has lost all power over me, I am now in complete control! 

What really hurt at the time was that my therapist of 5 years fired me as a client because she didn't, according to her, "fundamentally agree with my method of recovery". This doesn't make sense on so many levels, but we'll just chalk it up to say here that maybe it was for the best.

I really like the AA crowd, even though in my experience many of them express very passionately that they don't like me because of my belief system around recovery. 

I appreciate my hubby as my accountability partner to make sure that if and when I want to drink alcohol that I take my meds beforehand and who has always been supportive of me in whatever path of recovery I took, just as long as it worked for me.

I am also so grateful for Jesus and salvation because did you know that salvation literally translates from Greek to mean healing in every single area - spiritually, our mind and emotions, as well as our physical bodies? That includes healing from alcoholism! I'm so grateful that Jesus gave me faith that there was a way for me to become a "normal drinker" even when I had no tangible proof whatsoever and then showed me exactly how.


Now that I am recovered, I use a research-based approach to help others with alcohol addiction recover.

I am so grateful for discovering a research-based approach to alcohol recovery because it has enabled me to finally heal and overcome all the trauma I survived, and now go back to help others who still are where I once was.

 

Now, allow me reintroduce myself! My name is Crystal Fedeli and I am a Specialized Social Researcher, Speaker, Host of She's Recovered Podcast and Creator of She's Recovered and I use a research-based approach to help those with alcohol addiction recover!


I am eternally grateful!


✨✨Before you go...✨✨

Do you want to learn exactly how... I went from 10 long years of full-blown alcoholism where I was 🍷 drinking 2-3 bottles of wine just about every night, 🍻 throwing back 15-20-25 drinks whenever I went out 😫 and suffered from such strong and obsessive thoughts and cravings for alcohol all day, every day when I tried to be sober that the tools of willpower, white knuckling, grit, accountability and fear were no match for→ to recovering in just 3 short months and 😊 staying recovered ever since, 🗓 now going years without even thinking of alcohol 💪 and now being able to enjoy alcohol like a "normal drinker" if and when I want?


...AND how I believe this can be for you too?!


If so, I invite you to join me for our next She's Recovered LIVE where I'll be sharing 💗 my story of how I went from full-blown alcoholism to a "normal drinker" by using a research-based approach, 📚 all I learned from my years of research 👩‍⚖️ and all I learned from my years of working in the field.


Click here to join us!

23 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page