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Epigenetic Addiction Recovery

$70 of $9,050 goal

Raised by 2 people in 4 months
Created August 29, 2018
The Myth...
The common misconception is that once you become an alcoholic or an addict, that you're an alcoholic or an addict for life. Only now, in 2018, we have research data on a fairly new science (discovered in 1970) called epigenetics, and the latest in medical research proves that believing that takes a lifetime to recover to be untrue. It's medically more difficult NOT to recover because you have to keep expressing the same genes for the rest of your life in order to do so. As human beings, most of us go through so many changes in our lives so you would have to consciously keep telling yourself that you're an alcoholic in order to hold onto the dis-ease.

Epigenetics is the understanding we can change the expression of genes by altering internal and external factors that create our environment. By finding the root cause of addiction and ripping it out like a weed, we don’t have to hold on to the medical myths of the past that were used to scare people into not using mind altering substances. When you combine epigenetics and neuroscience... the cure is right in front of your face!

How Do We Do This?

In my book Recovered: The Cure for Alcoholism , I go into detail of how growing up in an unstable and unsecure environment, can lead to choices that can send us down the road to addiction and many other unwanted behavioral patterns. I connect the negative learned behaviors from my childhood that carried over into and an adulthood that became filled with fear, anxiety, worry, and alcoholism.

Using my unfortunate lifetime of depression and alcoholism experience and the dedication to learning about the human mind and body, I put a program together that works with any individual and can change the expression of the alcoholic gene. The goal of this program is not to see if this process works, the goal is to see how fast it can work.                           

The program uses very simple and natural ways to be a healthy human being. We are not battling an addiction. Instead, we are removing the environmental factors in which the addiction thrives and replacing them with an environment where mental and physical health and wellness can grow. The process is heavy on meditation, a whole food clean diet, exercise, and an emphasis on keeping things like social media and news media to a minimum. I even lost 65 pounds during the process and have no trouble keeping it off because it's a real solution.

Where Did This Passion Come From?

After nearly forty years of battling alcoholism, addiction, anxiety, and depression, my mind and body finally had enough. Being raised in an alcoholic family created and environment that was surrounded by failure, inadequacy, shame, depression, and anxiety, and I’m not alone. Even as a kid, I wanted to find a solution for my parents’ alcoholism but instead, ended up in the same cycle they inadvertently taught me. The outlook that I have now is that I needed the unfortunate experience of alcoholism to understand it so well, so I would be able to help people that believe there is no hope.

I knew I didn't want to continue living in the constant state of fear of the thought that I may relapse, so I started studying all the latest knowledge about what scientists and doctors know about the brain and body. What resulted from my continuous learning and dedication is a fully recovered human being, compassion to help people, and an entire program that is absolutely effective in curing this dis-ease.

What is the End Game?

I was able fully recover from alcoholism and become a 'normal' person again that has no cravings for alcohol, or any desire to drink. After much testing and research, I've narrowed the process down so that it can be successfully done in three weeks, with minor support needed after the end of the program, although support would be available 24/7.

I want to be able to create and share this successful program that consists of natural solutions, and present it in a three week course that includes a group webinar that happens four times per week. I will also be using video content, work books, live support, email support, and have plans for a podcast featuring recovered students.

The end goal is to have an affordable program that works because it's a human solution and not an ideology. This is a great opportunity for more people to understand alcoholism and addiction, and to begin to have widespread solutions available for everyone to access in recovery.32536344_1535638388142416_r.jpeg

Who Will Benefit?

Millions of people are struggling to stay clean from their addictions every day and those are the people that will benefit the most from your donations. Since the program deals with finding root causes of unwanted behaviors, the program and data will also be used to help prevent anxiety and depression that may lead to alcoholism and addiction before they happen. That way you're not fighting with a substance, you're just making a better adapted human being that doesn't need to hide their anxieties with alcohol. That might be a bigger first step than the first one taken on the moon!

The Costs

All of the content is now written and has to be converted into videos and digital!!!

The money will be used to create a professional video series, relevant printable materials, marketing and distribution, minor equipment, and webinar support. The funds needed for this important beginning will also include the education needed to create this program and how to find the people in the most need. The amount of progress that has already been made is such that after hitting this funding goal, the program will be up and running in 60 days.

Updates and Where to Find Them

You can also learn more about my story and ideas by visiting neilfirszt.com . I will also post updates and progress reports at least once a week that will be seen here and, on my website, neilfirszt.com  once the funding goal is nearly reached. 

My thank you means a lot but could never be big enough to express my full gratitude! So, from the bottom of my heart, and of the hearts of everybody that is struggling in their recovery from addiction that will be able to use this data to regain their lives... THANK YOU for your support!

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Update 1
Posted by Neil Firszt
3 months ago
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All of the content is now written!!! Next steps are making videos and creating digital content.
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