September is National Recovery Month, and with more than 54 million people suffering from various addictions, there are few of us who haven’t witnessed the pain and devastation or been affected ourselves.
Millions of people live what appear to be normal lives, yet they are secretly numbing their emotional pain with alcohol, drugs, food and many other lifestyle addictions. Michael Cartwright knows all about it; he transformed his life, becoming clean, sober and a respected pioneer in the recovery field. Now he shares his success in a practical and readable book, Believable Hope: Five Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction (HCI).
“There was a time when the world wrote me off as just another useless addict with no home, no money and no future,” Cartwright says. “If I hadn’t found my own believable hope, my addiction and mental health issues would have definitely killed me.”
Cartwright says his book offers a source of hope powerful enough to save your life or the life of your loved one. Believable Hope is a proven methodology with a five-pronged approach that has helped tens of thousands of people over the years. With personal accounts and principles that will help anyone put an end to addictive behavior, Cartwright reveals why lasting change is only possible when a person truly believes in the possibility of change.
“No matter what obstacles you may have, Believable Hope delivers the solution in the form of Five Essential Elements,” Cartwright continues. “With these, absolutely anybody can eliminate whatever stands between them and their wildest dreams.”
He has become a leading expert on recovery, serving on the Senate subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and conducting 15 federally funded research studies to determine specific treatments most successful in the recovery process. As Chairman of the Board for American Addiction Centers, Michael Cartwright oversees thousands of people in treatment for drugs, alcohol, food, obesity, gambling and smoking. Michael Cartwright’s newest venture is FitRX, a remarkably effective physician-directed weight loss retreat facility just outside Nashville, TN. He is an avid fitness enthusiast; Cartwright has experienced firsthand the dramatic transformation possible through Believable Hope, losing 60 pounds in five months.
Michael Cartwright is also the founder of Foundations Associates, now with four alcohol and drug treatment facilities nationwide. He recently launched an annual national conference focusing not only on drug and alcohol addiction but on all lifestyle addictions: food, obesity, sex, pornography, gambling, smoking and gaming.