" A must read for anyone who's tried to beat a drinking
problem. Jewell weaves her personal story, clinical
research, and well laid out system in this one of
a kind book."
"Dr. Richard Cobden, MD"
" Nutrition plays a critical role in recovery and
Jewell’s program incorporates all the key elements
in a plan that is solid, straightforward, and easy
to follow. This multi-faceted system is sure to help
"L. Kathleen Mahan, RD, CDE"
Nutritional Counselor and Co-Author, Krause's
Food, Nutrition and Diet
Therapy, 11th ed., 2004
"The holistic approach combines powerful, customized
self-hypnosis with other important therapeutic interventions.
It’s not surprising to me that the program works so
well for those who suffer with alcohol addiction."
"James H. Schmelter"
San Francisco, CA
" I selected abstinence over moderation and am thrilled
with the results because nothing else I'd ever tried
worked....my desire to drink went away from the very
first week. The program cost less that what I spent
on drinks each month. Anyone with a drinking problem
owes it to themselves to give Roberta Jewell's system
" For me, the hypnotism is the key that brings it
all together. I don't know if it's the same for everybody
but it has really really helped me. It also gives
you something to do if you've got a craving that gets
hold of you... just put on your headphones and go
deeper! Plus, the vitamins are a trip in themselves.
Feeling this good is as pleasurable as a glass of
wine, and it sure does something to your state of
mind when you realize you can really do it!"
" I have been working the program now for about 4.5
months and I just wanted to relate my latest doctor's
visit to you. I was amazed. It is my first check-up
since MWO. I have lost 35 pounds. I could stand to
lose 60 more. My blood sugar is down (my doctor thought
I was pre- diabetic). My cholesterol is down. My liver
function is much improved. My blood pressure is moderating.
Everything my doctor has been complaining about for
the last few years is getting better and I have only
the MWO program to thank for getting me back into
a lifestyle that may enable me to live long enough
to see my children and my grandchildren grow up; a
chance for my wife and me to be happy again!
" I wanted to write and tell you THANK YOU THANK
YOU THANK YOU for this program, Dr. Garcia and Roberta
Jewell. It has been a life saver, literally. It's
really something, the difference over these past four
months. Congratulations to everyone else who is enjoying
less time at the liquor store and more time with their
families. It is truly a blessing.
"I loved being able to download the PDF version of
the book and then order the CDs, which came within
a week...customer support is fantastic. Kudos to Kellie
and the entire team!"
"This program is phenomenal. As someone who 'got
in early', it's been fun watching it take off...I
knew it was just a matter of time. I am a whole new
person, and I know others will have the same results."
(Name withheld upon request)
"I watched the message board over on the My Way Out
website before starting the program and have just
started out. I can feel the change already and am
thrilled. This is very exciting.
"I'm glad AA works for other people. I'm just not
one of them. Thank goodness options are finally available
for those of us who wish to pursue other methods.
Incidentally, I opted out taking any medication but
committed myself to all other elements of this programme
and am delighted with the outcome."
I found this site in June. After many years of drinking
everyday, at any time, I decided I needed to stop.
The plan was to go without as long as I could. A couple
of weeks or months, maybe longer. Since August 13th
I haven't had a drink. I really didn't think I could
ever stop. To my surprise I've only had a couple of
hard days, and in the big scheme of life they weren't
all that bad. I wake up feeling happy and in control,
something I haven't felt in years. Good Luck to you!
Well guys I have to post my celebration cuz its amazing.
TODAY IS MY 100TH DAY of abstinence. That's right
I started 100 days ago only planning to do 30 days
of abs and then go mods. I live in Absville, exercise
often, take topamax, the supps, have a lot of communication
with my fellow abbers ( love you guys!) and other
I have been here for 7 months. When I joined, I was
extremely sad - perhaps even desperate. I embraced
most aspects of the programme and gradually developed
a comfortable on-line relationship with other members.
Over time, a few names stood out and I felt a closer
bond forming and I actively engaged in a more vigorous
dialogue - both in chat and through posts.
Things have changed dramatically. Yes, my drinking
is now at an acceptable level but more importantly,
I am proud and privileged to have taken some friendships
off-line and into my private "real" world.
I have a genuine love for my friends who have enriched
my life to a previously unimaginable level. We are
in daily contact, sharing our laughter and tears.
We exchange emails, photos and gifts. We look out
for each other.
Life has, and always will have, sharp edges. But my
friends have, jointly, wrapped me in a much stronger
suit of armour. And for that I will continue to love
For anyone new to the program, I can honestly say
this DOES work. I was a mess 6 months ago and will
forever remain grateful for MWO. Initially I was attracted
to the moderation aspect as I didn't think it was
possible for me to abstain, but after reading the
book and getting a good overview from the boards,
I realised I needed a period of abs if I wanted it
to work, and (for me) I felt so good that the abs
has just continued. The most crucial part was knowing
I had here to come to. Regardless of the fact that
this is cyberspace, I found more reality here than
in any other avenue of self-help. So many times I
had tried to cut back, so many times I had tried to
give up.....so many times I fell flat on my face.
To find a program that recognises we are all individual
and as such, have individual needs, is empowering
all by itself. To be proactive about our own wellness
encourages determination and that's a head start in
...Jump in and it's okay to make mistakes. I sure
have! But after seven months I wouldn't trade the
old me for anything. Am I perfect now? Yep. (just
kidding!) Far from it... BUT, I am so much closer
to who I know I really am. I can so relate to what
you said about getting back to how things were when
you dated. Funny you should say that. I posted recently
to someone new and was telling them that my husband
and I are like two teenagers who cant keep their hands
off each other. We are in love again, and we were
on the brink of divorce when I came here. Not all
b/c of this issue, but it sure didn't help it. We
have three kids too. Get excited!
Cant wait to hear how things go, and its okay if
you blow it here. We don't judge, we just encourage.
Its a journey.
...Everybody has their own philosophy but I've learned
being in several treatment centers that alcohol =
alcohol. You can call it wine, beer, vodka, rum, or
mouthwash (25%) its still alcohol. So I've elected
to try the moderation thing with 3 drinks a day. Vodka
Martini's. I've been quite successful so far 3 months.
I was up to 300 mg of Topa and then down to 25 mg.
The cravings came back big time and then found my
comfort level at 150 mg.
The Hypno tapes tapes helped alot too. I kept drilling
myself no more then 3, no more then 3, no more then
3........ I found that if I made a fourth I would
throw it out. No kidding. Still doing the supps for
support but I do believe at least for me its the Topa.
Wish everyone continued Luck in their program......This
has been a life saver for me!!
Using the MWO program is like being in a healthy
and vibrant relationship. If you work at it (follow
the program), you just get so much back in terms of
self esteem, improved health, and of course, greatly
reduced drinking or abstinence. Also, I cannot speak
highly enough about the support that I have received
here from the other members. RJ herself remains involved,
available, and supportive. It's just been a great
experience for me.
I wanted to tell you what happened on Thursday night.
By the grace of god I got the cd's and the book in
the mail Thursday afternoon. I was so excited to listen
to them and look over the book. I was home alone so
I skimmed over the book and then got comfortable in
bed and listened to the clearing cd and then the hypnosis
one. I was a little afraid while I was doing it and
almost had a panic attack I felt so weird. I think
it was because I didn't know what to expect. I got
the abstinence ones, but while reading the book I
decided I wanted to just try cutting back. I said
things about sipping, not getting drunk....etc....during
the programing part. I went to the party, had a few
glasses of wine, actually sipped them....which is
very unusual for me....I get nervous around new people.
I was the one that told my husband it was time to
go, he wanted to have another glass of wine first,
the friend who's house we were at wanted us to stay,
but I said we needed to get home. We left, my hubby
had another bottle of wine in the refrig at home.
We had another glass of wine, I fell asleep and didn't
even finish it. Ok.....I thought that I was just having
a good night of will power, so I thought I would listen
to the cds again and see how it went again. I felt
more comfortable about getting into it this time,
last night we went out, came home, hubby opened a
bottle of wine, I drank one glass, and couldn't drink
anymore. It didn't even taste good. That was the only
glass on a Friday night.....amazing! The cds say you
will be proud of yourself when you wake up the next
morning...I am. I am afraid to get too excited because
I don't want to be disappointed. But it is pretty
TO RJ and her wonderful program, I just celebrated
my one year anniversary. My goal was moderation and
at first I abstained, then slowly began to allow myself
a drink here or there. It has not been a picnic, and
there are still some days when I feel like "just
getting loaded" but I am able to talk myself
out of it, which I could never accomplish before.
I have been sober (meaning moderate drinks but never
got drunk) and have not had a hangover in a year -
which is completely amazing !! I don't keep alcohol
in the house, so I plan for allowing myself a "special
drink" and I have to go to the store and get
it. I buy the minimum amount I plan to drink that
day/weekend, which is usually 2 wine coolers (no more
using a shopping cart !)
I lost 30 pounds in total and am stable at my weight.
Can't even guess at the amount of money I have saved
in the year. I still listen to the CDs but stopped
the Topa in the spring. Its just good to know it is
there should I ever need it again in the future.
Not to say all my issues are solved, but I am working
with my doctor and have started counselling for anxiety
and depression - for which I self-medicated for years
with alcohol. We all know how well that turns out
So thanks again and to everyone starting out, I hope
you get some strength from my story.
I searched for a way to control or stop my drinking
for 11 years. I knew I was drinking alcoholically,
and could not stop. My physical and mental health,
my performance at work, and my relationships all suffered
because of my alcohol abuse. I tried conventional
outpatient treatment and AA for several times, but
still couldn't stop drinking.
My Way Out has given me the tools I need to succeed
in recovering from alcoholism. It took some time to
find the right combination of supplements, medication,
etc. I also had a couple of "false starts"
until I figured out whether my goal was moderation
or abstinence (for me, it needs to be abstinence --
but that's a very individual decision).
Now, for the first time in over a decade, I feel that
I have the choice to drink or not -- and I choose
not to. I live each day without a shadow of guilt
and fear hanging over me. It's like I was being held
hostage for all those years and have finally been
set free. I can't say how grateful I am to have found