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Author: William F. Messinger
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Why another book on addiction? There are many books about intervention, treatment, and personal stories, but none on what is proven to work for successful recovery. Physicians and pilots have very high first time recovery rates – the only groups that do so.

This book describes how to use the concepts underlying these two programs to improve recovery rates for other addicts and alcoholics.

•The fundamental idea is for the family to exert leverage on their loved one to remain in treatment and follow post-treatment recommendations, just as medical boards do for physicians and airlines do for pilots.

The goal is to maintain external pressure until the addict can internalize the desire to recover.

Parents, in particular, play an important role in supporting the recovery process as “positive enablers” – a new and important concept in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Leverage First is a guide for families on implementing this new concept, based on over ten years experience using the pilot/physician model with out client families.

Three Facts to Know
•The most common outcome of treatment is relapse.
•Addiction is the only area of medicine where physicians receive different (and better) treatment than the general population.
•It takes much longer than 28 days to recover from addiction.
Learn how the programs for pilots and physicians are successful – achieving proven success rates in excess of 90% two years after treatment.

Leverage First is the initial mini-e-book on recovery from addiction, using the medical board and airline programs as models for other groups.

Date insert: Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon


Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.