My name is Gareth Boot and I am an Alcohol Addiction Specialist living in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire.
In 1995 I realised that my drinking was a problem and between 1995 and 1998 my life spiralled out of control.
I lost Jobs, friendships, my driving licence and very nearly my life. I was a mess and in 1998 I was told by a doctor I would not see 30 unless I made some changes.
The thought of dying did not appeal to me but I still could not stop drinking, I needed help. My help came in the form of a trip to Scotland and a stay in a rest an recovery clinic where I started to take responsibility for my life and understand the power alcohol had over me.
Fast forward 20 years and I have a life now that is so far from the one I had in the 90's. I am fitter now than I was in my 20's (I am now 47) I have started, run and exited from a successful business and I have 3 wonderful children and a loving and supportive partner. All these things would have been impossible if I had continued to abuse alcohol.
But the last 20 years have not been without challenges. I had 12 years of sobriety under my belt and fell off the wagon, my marriage of some 21 years ended and I had to deal with the sudden death of my father.
We all face challenges, they are part of life and it's how we rise to the challenges that determine the quality of the life we lead.
In 2014 I had a lightbulb moment and discovered a system that allowed me to regain my sobriety and hold it, I also become serious about my fitness, both mentally and physically and I made the decision to start to help others overcome their challenges with alcohol.
That brings me to the present day where I can now say with no doubt that I am living the most fulfiling and productive time of my life.
I have hit rock bottom and bounced back up with the help of some good people and not a small amount of hard work on my part.
I am a down to earth bloke who understands the pressures faced by business people and executives these days and I also have a solution if you want to find a way out of the trap that drinking to solve your problems brings.