Hello, I’m André Viel

Author, Speaker, and Certified Addiction Recovery Coach & Interventionist

My mission is to end the stigma of addiction, and support all those impacted on their journey to building a recovery lifestyle

Hello, I’m André Viel

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach

My mission is to end the stigma of addiction, and support all those impacted on their journey to recovery

A note to loved ones of those facing addiction...

You've found yourself on this page, through one means or another, and the first thing I want you to know is that you're not alone on the journey to support your loved one through addiction. 

 

Did you know that ninety-five percent of the time, the first point of contact for me is with the family of someone going through addiction? 

 

So if you are worried about, and looking for help for someone you love, you are in the right place. 

 

It is my goal through free information on this site, my book, and my coaching programs, to help you and your family navigate the road to recovery. 

The best place for families to start...

One of the most dangerous and harmful things you can do when trying to support a loved one through addiction is enabling them. Download my free Guide "Enabling vs. Loving" to learn and implement the difference. 

Download the free

"Enabling vs Loving" Guide

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

- Henry Ford

A new approach to addiction...

You'll notice a few things about my approach to addiction that are different. 

 

First, I never use the word "addict" to describe someone going through addiction. This is because people going through addiction are so much more than their disease. It is not who they are, it is something they are facing. Would you call someone going through cancer, 'cancer'?' No, it's something they are going through. 

 

Second, it is my goal to end our "war on drugs" approach we've taken to addiction in the past. I believe this is harmful because it causes shame, guilt, and stigma- three things that are often root causes of addiction. At the end of the day, addiction is not the problem, it's a symptom of underlying challenges.

 

What we should really focus on is building a recovery lifestyle. A recovery lifestyle is about creating a life that supports recovery for good. If you or someone you love is in active addiction, there is a deeper cause. Building a recovery lifestyle helps take control of your life, and build a lifestyle that supports your journey to healing from addiction.


Learn more about building your Recovery Lifestyle...

Buy my Book 'The Recovery Lifestyle' on Amazon 

Learn More About my Group Coaching Program

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