Hello Recovery Friends, Seekers, and All New Visitors,
I’m so honored and happy to introduce to all my readers, recovery friends & supporters to a wonderful friend of mine, Author, Cate Stevens.
She is the founder of the ‘Best Addiction & Recovery Website’ in cyber-space with helpful information about all types of addictions on her website Addictionland. She was the very first high-profile addiction specialist who offered me to be a ‘Guest Expert Blogger for Gambling Addiction’ for the whole month of October, 2013 on her fantastic website!
I never told her that just being on her website had opened so many other media doors for me since then. People began to see that I was very serious about my 7+ years in recovery, believed in my mission & life purpose and “Message Of Hope” to other addicts who are still suffering. Those addicted gamblers being held hostage on the cunning ‘Cycle’ of Compulsive Addicted Gambling.
Since being an expert on her site I have been invited to guest speak on many radio shows, done several guest interviews, and a few articles done about my own personal hell that I went through with addicted gambling & alcohol. And much of that is a big thanks to Cate for allowing me to be an expert on her site ADDICTIONLAND ~ http://www.addictionland.com
Now let us meet this *Fabulous* woman to find out more of how she helps others in recovery, a little more about her, and her new fantastic book titled, what else? ADDICTIONLAND!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cate Stevens. Founder of Addictionland.com, has over fifteen years of recovery from food, drug, alcohol, cigarette and unhealthy relationship addiction. Cate’s approach to recovery is based on the 12 steps, as well the practice of spiritual principles, exercise, good nutrition, and meditation. Cate’s personal, ongoing recovery process has benefited tremendously from the free sponsorship of other women.
Cate has successfully coached hundreds of women to develop specific, daily action plans to support their personal and professional goals. Cate majored in journalism and communications and is the author of “Addictionland: Key Lessons from My Rollercoaster Ride to Freedom from Food, Drug, Alcohol, Cigarette and Unhealthy Relationship Addiction”, a series of powerful vignettes.
As a motivational speaker, educator and coach, Cate is highly effective and inspirational. Cate leverages her experience from premier sales, management and leadership training programs to teach her clients how to be sober, productive and fulfilled.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Addictionland is a memoir about an upper middle-class girl voted best looking and most likely to succeed who develops and overcomes multiple, life-threatening addictions. Addicts struggling to get help because of the stigma of addiction will connect to these powerful vignettes.
I know the need to take the edge off. Things will never get better. Things will always be the same. This is as good as it gets.
I know the self-talk. I can stop whenever I want. I’m not as bad as everyone else. I don’t use every day. I have a job. I have a family.
I know the attempts to control. I will cut down. I will cut back. I will do less.
I know the impossible promises to keep. This will be the last time. This will be the last one. Never again, this is it!
I know the puzzled looks from family and strangers. Do they know what I am hiding? Are they watching? Can they tell? I know how it feels to be disconnected from your goodness.
I know how it feels to be uncomfortable in your own skin. I know the sound of hateful words as they crash against your skull. You are a loser. You are an embarrassment. You don’t deserve.
I know what it’s like to be dragged around by a craving. I know what it’s like to expect the worst. I know what it is like to have your dreams plucked out one eye lash at a time. My life is a nightmare. I will never be normal. I will never be happy. I know your pain. I know your addiction.
I know a way out…
YOUR TICKET TO INSIGHT AND FREEDOM FROM FOOD ADDICTION, DRUG ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, CIGARETTE ADDICTION, SEX ADDICTION, GAMBLINGADDICTION, SHOPPING ADDICTION, CO-DEPENDENCY AND ANY OTHER ADDICTION YOU FACE.
Addictionland welcomes all types of addicts, professionals, therapeutic resources and recovery paths. Addictionland’s main purpose is to offer its members a place to blog/discuss on any topic on their mind without facing judgment or unwanted personal exposure. Addictionland is a place to share secrets, express pain, ask questions, seek solutions and connect with other recovering people and/or professionals.
Use Addictionland’s blog or discussion boards to identify the haunting thoughts which hold you back from the life you want. A miracle of healing is experienced when the truth comes to light. I know this because for years I suffered in silence from multiple life-threatening addictions. The stigma of addiction prevented me from speaking honestly and asking for help. I wanted to change my life, but I didn’t have the education on my disease that A&E’s Intervention or the Internet provides.
It took a drug and alcohol-induced seizure to convince me I couldn’t beat my addiction alone. I credit my personal transformation to the community of people I met in the rooms who led me by example, and to the array of outside professionals (therapists, coaches, advisors) who offered me additional forms of treatment.
Today, I have over a decade of rock solid recovery and I enjoy my life as a mother, wife, friend, and co-worker/volunteer. I never imagined how my life experience would benefit the life of other addicts or their families. You, too, have experience, strength and hope that can change the lives of many people, including your own. Let Addictionland be your bridge to freedom and insight. From the bottom of my heart, I hope to hear from you soon and I thank you for your contribution.
Here are a few more places you can connect with Cate!
On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/Addictionland
On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addictionland/100525326671947?ref=
On Twitter @Addictionland
And of course on Addictionland! http://www.addictionland.com/cate-stevens.html
I want to sat a big ‘Thank You’ to Author, Cate Stevens for letting me share a little about her today! You can also find me on Addictionland blogging Community ~ under ‘Gambling Addiction’ and my blog link is: http://www.addictionland.com/kitcatlyon
I really don’t think there could be a place where you can find good information from many addiction experts of many different types of addictions in one place. What makes Addictionland so ‘Unique’ is that you can even ask questions of the experts, follow their blogs, and even interact with them for awesome recovery support! So why not go give Addictionland, and Author Cate Stevens a Visit Today.
Much Happiness And Success In Your Recovery My Friends!
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon