Millions of people appear to be living normal lives yet they are secretly numbing their emotional pain with alcohol, drugs, food, and many other lifestyle addictions. The good news is that there is hope, and author Michael Cartwright knows this firsthand, both personally and professionally.
Hooked on drugs and alcohol as a teenager, Cartwright landed in a psychiatric hospital in a catatonic state in his early twenties. Despite completing the typical recovery programs and mandatory counseling, he continued in a downward spiral until he had an epiphany that would ultimately set him free. Once he was able to visualize what his life could be, he created an inward believable hope that his life could change for the better. By adjusting his mind-set and confronting not only his addictions, but his core emotional issues, he overcame his compulsions and became emotionally healthy and financially wealthy. He went on to establish multiple nationwide treatment centers that have helped thousands of people break the cycle of addiction.
In Believable Hope, he shares his personal struggles, his recovery process, and the 5-pronged approach that has caused dramatic transformation with clientele ranging from those living on the street to celebrities and everyone in-between. Believable Hope is a lifeline for people battling addiction, providing a fresh sense of hope for those who love them.
Michael Cartwright is a respected addiction industry trailblazer and a noted behavioral healthcare entrepreneur. Over his seventeen-year career, Michael has been instrumental in setting up addiction treatment centers across the United States which have served over 20,000 patients. He has been committed to research-based treatment and has directly supervised fifteen federally funded studies that helped lay the foundation for the 5 Elements to overcome any addiction. A leading advocate for dual diagnosis treatment, Michael was nominated by Senator Ted Kennedy to the Senate Health Committee. Michael was a founding board member for the 12-Step organization Dual Recovery Anonymous, a national support group helping people suffering from combined mental health and substance abuse issues. He is the founder and Chairman of American Addiction Centers, a behavioral healthcare company with treatment centers in California, Texas, Nevada, and Tennessee.
Ken Abraham has collaborated on thirteen New York Times bestsellers, including Let’s Roll with Lisa Beamer, One Soldier’s Story with Senator Bob Dole, Your Best Life Now with Joel Osteen, and Against All Odds with Chuck Norris. Ken has also written books with e Harmony founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren (Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons); astronaut Buzz Aldrin (Magnificent Desolation); Super Bowl and NASCAR championship-winning coach Joe Gibbs (Racing to Win); and former boxing champion and enormously successful entrepreneur George Foreman (Knockout Entrepreneur).