Are You Ready to be Someone That Doesn't Drink Alcohol, Without Craving?
Learn the truth about why you drink, and why it's so difficult to stop.
Raise awareness of the truth so you can become someone that doesn't drink, without craving
Learn how to reassert yourself back into society as someone that doesn't drink alcohol
"I graduated from the above 4-month experience this week, and I can honestly say it has truly been life-changing! In thinking about what to say in this testimonial, this morning I wrote down all the ways that my life has changed over the past 4 months, and it is pretty unrecognisable. During this experience, I have: found the emotional strength to be a solid support for me and my daughter in a time of crisis; learnt how to align my life to tap into my true calling and creativity; become more focused and productive; understood the value of being myself and being with myself; become physically fit, stronger and healthier learnt how to communicate better been offered several other life changing experiences, including being of service to others who wish to stop drinking alcohol. It is undeniably hard to go through this experience, and at the end of the day, only you can make that decision and do the work. But you won’t be alone. Lee has, and continues to, dedicate himself to this 100% – I cannot thank him enough for providing this opportunity. He and the other moderators will support you all the way to becoming your best self."
"The idea that my drinking was a problem actually dawned on me about ten years ago. I began looking at online forums and buying books about others' personal stories about sobriety. I covered the books in covers made of grocery bags (remember those?) so my family couldn't see the titles! I spent a lot of time in the shadows knowing that I needed to change my habits. The effects of alcohol's use on my body was becoming more evident. How many times could I go to the dermatologist for my Rosacea claiming 'nothing was working' ? Or how many times could I join a weight loss group with co workers and appear to be doing it all right, but never lose the weight? There was depression and an inability to sleep well too. The list of evidence was growing. I just didn't know how to do it. I didn't know how to not drink when I was happy, sad, stressed or bored. The 'glass' of wine while cooking dinner....so sophisticated. Sipping a cocktail on the deck during the summer...how refreshing. Drinks with friends....I am so social. The truth was that a 'glass' of wine was really a large bottle and half of wine, sipping 'cocktails' meant pouring drinks that were too strong and drinking them too fast to feel the alcohol more quickly and 'drinks' with friends was the complete opposite of social in every way it could be. Passing out piss drunk before dinner was even ready wasn't sophisticated, refreshing or social. I sure didn't know how to be sober when I was surrounded by drinking in my social circle, family and our culture as a whole. It's wine-o-clock somewhere! I needed help, but had no idea where to find it. I did know that the options that I was familiar with just were not a fit for me. By summer of 2017 I finally had had enough. Although I spent quite a bit of time hiding in the shadows on a few forums, I did not really engage with anyone. The stories about how sobriety sucked and what a sacrifice living alcohol free was really had me believing that I would likely never be able to give alcohol up entirely, and I knew that moderation was not something I was capable of. In my online searches I began to find places where people believed that being sober was a gift and it was a life worth pursuing and living. It was a wonderful thing to celebrate waking up sober, well rested, present and engaged. Through this search I discovered the Alcohol and Addiction podcast and spent many hours listening to Lee Davy and his guests speak about sobriety and a myriad of subjects that went along with it. I found a place where I believed in the philosophy and felt excited about the idea that sobriety might very well be something I could achieve. In August of 2017, I joined the Strive Community Forum. It was a huge leap for me to step out of the shadows, acknowledging in front of a community of people that I was in over my head and I couldn't do it anymore. Slowly but surely, I began to share with others and read their stories too. I felt immeasurable relief and encouragement. For the first time in a very, very long time, I felt hopeful. Being vulnerable was extremely difficult, but I also knew that I was accepted entirely, warts and all. Lee gave me the opportunity to participate in The Truth About Alcohol online course and I took it. My course ran with a few other people over the holidays and I was very glad for that because I knew that going through the holidays while working on becoming a person who doesn't drink alcohol would be very difficult without like minded support. The course takes the participant through the many areas that examine who we are and what has shaped us entirely. This involves looking at where our values and beliefs are, what our experiences are and what coping strategies have been born from these things. While doing the coursework I began to see myself through a different set of eyes. I really began to understand how I was making choices for myself, how I was handling relationships and why I coped with my emotions the way I had been. These were all factors in why I was choosing to medicate myself and once I got to the root of my thinking and behavior, changes began to happen. I am not the same person I was when I started on this path. Not only can I say to my family, friends and co-workers that I don't drink alcohol (at one point this seemed impossible), as a sober human I am in charge. That is to say that all of the parts of my life aren't just happening to me, I am actively connected to each choice and outcome. While this seems like no major feat, when so much time is spent numbing and hiding, it's like an awakening. I am not living my life pining for alcohol, declaring myself powerless and diseased. Very much the opposite! Every day I am present and accounted for. Because of the introspective work the TTAA course offered, my entire set of beliefs regarding alcohol is entirely different from what it was a year ago. I did not believe, one year ago, that I would be at this place right now. I didn't believe it would be possible. Making the choice to pursue any course of personal development takes a great deal of commitment and the work can by dirty. It requires time, mindfulness and truth. No more hiding, numbing, self loathing or self sabotaging. You will learn to acknowledge and nurture the parts of yourself that require it and step up to the plate to take responsibility for the things that are yours to claim. If you choose it. It is difficult to adequately express my gratitude to Lee for developing the community and the course itself. It is evident that a great deal of thought and work went into it's development to present coursework that offers such a thorough opportunity at self examination, healing and emerging potential. Sharing the support and experience with the others who were taking the course with me was so important. I am very thankful for their presence and encouragement each step of the way. With a heart full of gratitude and appreciation, Thank You."
"Lee Davy is a man in a million. I don't think that I have ever met anyone quite like him. His dedication to unmasking the evil reality behind The Drinks Industry is endless and unstoppable. If you have ever considered that maybe you've come to the end of the line with your drinking and you want to stop, Lee Davy is your man. His course on how to quit drinking is eye opening. You will never see alcohol in the same way again. Do yourself a favour.... Join STRIVE, take the Course and CHANGE YOUR LIFE."
"Having been one of the participants on the first Truth About Alcohol Course I was asked to write a testimonial. This course is a bridge from books which motivate you to quit (eg. Allen Carr's Easyway) to long term sobriety. It encourages the drinker to look at all aspects of their life and conditioning and the reasons why they drink. I found the contributions from other quitters on the course interesting. Knowing that there was a supportive community undergoing the same process as myself and having to post homework after each unit helped reinforce my desire to remain sober and fill the non-drinking time. I am grateful for this opportunity."
"I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to change their relationship with alcohol for good. I would stress that you need to be ready to change - you need to be sick to the back teeth of drinking and have a determination to improve how you live your life. To give you a bit of background I was in a pretty bad place with my mental health and had been using alcohol as a crutch for about 20 years. I didn't have the best of childhoods and a few years ago I disclosed being sexually abused as a child, this led eventually to a court case which was successful but the personal impact was very challenging to say the least. I was at a stage in my life (aged 50) where I could not imagine a life without alcohol, it was damaging my health and my relationships. I'm not stupid, I knew that by continuing to drink I was causing damage to my physical and mental health. My big toes throbbed, my stomach was swollen, I had crippling anxiety and my blood pressure was through the roof. I always said I would stop tomorrow, or Monday, or after an event. Like many of you I first found Strive by listening to the podcasts. For those ladies of a certain age out there can I recommend Podcast number 7 - its called "Pickled", that one really resonated with me and got me thinking that I might also be able to quit. I have completed the course and I thoroughly recommend it - it has changed my mindset, my outlook and I am a world away the dark place I was in when I was drinking. I am guessing you are reading this because your relationship with alcohol is also not a healthy one and that you too are looking to make changes - this course will help you do just that."
"I found Lee’s The Truth About Alcohol course indispensable and highly effective. It dismantles a lifetime of conditioning and pervasive propaganda and clears a distinct path to sobriety by taking apart the drinker’s life element-by-element in a logical, careful and emphatic manner. It forces the drinker to assess the role of alcohol in their life and in the culture at large and dissolves the barriers between the previously floundering drinker and a fulfilling, self-examining, alcohol-free life. Nobody with an alcohol problem should be in any doubt that the course will help immeasurably and I wholeheartedly recommend it. I also sincerely thank Lee for putting his efforts towards transforming lives by ridding them of a ruinous reliance on a devastating and valueless substance."
"I have just completed my TTAA training course and would like to share a few things with you. First of all I thank you! I thank you for a life altering experience that has undoubtedly influenced all my day to day actions, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Making me a person who does not drink and most importantly not want to drink alcohol. Admittedly I was skeptical about this being possible due to years of failed attempts. My mental stability on the line, as my physical health deteriorated, my marriage almost ending (numerous times), alienating my sons and family was not enough to get me commit to this change. I knew when I stumbled across Lee Davy and his site that I had hope this time, it was different here. I was not alone and a shame was instantly lifted, step one for me. Then came the realization that someone who I have never and will likely never meet was willing to believe in me, a stranger, a person who all you know about is that they have a problem drinking a powerful poison. This brought me more hope, and determination. I asked myself why did I not believe in me? Well TTAA has answered that, via Lee's straight forward no BS approach to taking responsibility and making the fundamental choice for change. Ongoing change. "
"Lee’s breadth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of life really came through in this course and shined down a spotlight onto all the dark places - where alcohol and other drugs love to get you into, alone and to hide and watch your life pass you by. I have been in-tune with the “leaving alcohol behind for a better life” scene for over 2 years now and have found value in most of which I’ve previously put work into. But Lee Davy’s course was more varied, more solid, more down-to earth, more sustainable, more fascinating than anything else I’ve found before. Upon meeting Lee Davy through his podcasts and the Strive forum, I already considered Lee Davy’s work to be the “nail in the coffin” of my drinking days but at the end of this 3 month long intensive course, I say that with even more self assurance. If you’ve been on the forum and heard his podcasts and taken some of his other courses, I imagine you appreciated his message of the insidious nature of the alcohol industry and our “traditions” that came from this brutality and life destroying “pleasure of life”. This “social lubricant”. This course takes all of that 10 steps further and goes deep into the process of how we get in touch with alcohol in the first place, how it shapes our lives, how it takes from us and how it just keeps on going. How alcohol changes our belief systems, our value systems, our thoughts, our bodies and minds - and gets us in touch with what all those were for us in the first place. It shows us everything and then strips it all away and gets you in touch with who you really are and who you want to be. If you’re interested in how the world works and how you yourself work, then this is the course for you. If you’re looking to quit alcohol once and for all, then this course is for you. I would recommend it to anyone, because we all are addicted to something, whether we want to admit it or not. Set up the rest of your life, intentionally, starting here."
"I started the course with an open mind and the initial week mentally prepared me for the course work. It paved the way for a new way of thinking. The course brought a depth of awareness that has changed the way I now view the world. It flowed in such a way that I was able keep the momentum going and was excited for the next lesson. At each level, I was able to process the content, reflect on the content and raise my level of awareness of the truth. I now feel strong enough to be the role model I want to be. I have more clarity on how to make better use my time by doing this course and now its time to get on with more work. I don’t see that its actually “work”, yes sometimes it’s uncomfortable and it hurts to sit in painful moments, but its also so rewarding as I enjoy challenging myself. I think exposing myself more and taking the leap of faith to allow the new challenges in my life. The course is about being more present and noticing the mistakes, screw ups I make, and now I have the systems in place to work things out and move forward. When I first quit alcohol I never imagined I would learn so much about myself and how I behave. We as individuals we are the only ones that hold the key to our freedom. Its the choices we make, that determine how our future unfolds. Being involved with this course, interacting with others has widened my platform. Being encouraged to explain and discuss my views with others and support each other, has deepened my understanding of the issues we face. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wants to change their life and be free from alcohol."
"I am so lucky I stumbled upon Strive and The Truth About Alcohol. At the time I had, I was drinking every day, and my life felt out of control. Over the years I had tried AA and a rehab day clinic, but neither of these things worked quite right for me. The thing that really worked with Lee's Intensive is that it really has you delve deep into the whys, of why you are choosing to drink, and debunks the lies you tell yourself to keep yourself drinking. He has rallied and amazingly kind and supportive group of people around him, that are there for you just about any time of the day, to talk through your situation with you. I also felt the online format was very useful. Instead of having to get to a meeting at a certain time, Strive was always available. I learned a lot about myself through the course, and feel that it helped me beyond just quitting drinking, to lead a fuller more awakened life."