“The program was
intensive and comprehensive. Quitting drinking forever has not been a goal I’ve
been able to accomplish, despite years of addiction treatment services and AA.
However, with support I can now say I am an alcoholic but functioning in
healthier ways.” Jim. S Calgary
Jim is 46-year-old separated
consultant who often found himself between contracts. Like many others he had
dipped his toe into a range of more traditional addiction treatment options. He became overwhelmed and binged before and
after work contracts. While he was in the middle of a contract he rarely drank.
Jim was concerned
about the lead time he lost in generating new contracts once he began drinking.
To a lesser degree, he expressed mild concern about the impact his drinking had
his estranged wife.
Jim was ambivalent
about labelling himself as an “alcoholic” and the idea of abstaining from alcohol
for the rest of his life was “totally unacceptable.”
Jim requested support
and participated fully in an intensive assessment process. A private programmed
was designed for him, and despite regularly losing and gaining momentum he made
For Jim, being the CEO
of his life meant finding a balance, addressing triggers in new ways, and
continuing to drink without losing lead time after a project. Jim has begun
divorce proceedings and is dating.