I had been a binge drinker since I was a teenager. “Let’s have a few” and “always up for a good time” were part of my persona. After a tough day at work, a little numbing seemed ok. Drinking was an easy way to escape the white noise in life. But when my kids went off to college the opportunity to have a few (too many) and my ability to control myself became a more frequent problem. My drinking was affecting my relationship with my wife and kids, and I realized that this was not the person I wanted to be, and I needed help.
I am well known and respected in my profession and in the community and deeply value my privacy, so AA or group counselling was never an option.
I stumbling onto Doctor Fleming and his unconventional ways online. Skeptical, I read his book, and asked for references who all overwhelmingly helped my get over my reservations and I took the leap of faith.
After several calls and text messages Dr. Fleming went to work. I have known many people in my life, but none with his AMAZING ability to understand you and connect with you at your level. It is his true gift from God!
With never a pretense of judgment, Doc was able to help me understand how my relationship with my drink was more important than the relationship I craved with my wife and kids. Ultimately, he helped me understand how alcohol was keeping me from being “fully present” and re-programmed me so I could enjoy the relationships that mattered most in my life.