Oct 2
  • Written By Scott Drochelman

  • #204 – Dean Anderson

    Dean Anderson

    Getting Sober After Hiding Alcoholism In Sales Career

    Dean Anderson was born and raised just outside of Boston. He grew up in a family with very little drinking, but at 13 found alcohol and loved it immediately. His drinking was always intense, but the town and the friends he grew up with normalized the behavior. It wasn’t until he got to college that he realized not everyone drank the way he and his friends did.

    Dean’s drinking really spiraled out of control as he moved away from home. By his mid 30s he was drinking all day and blacking out several times a day. The consequences began catching up to him. He gave up custody of his children and his house. His job was in peril and his doctor told him he would be dead in 9 months if he continued down the road he was on.

    But it wasn’t until his daughter needed to leave her living situation and needed him to regain custody that things finally changed. Even if it was 3 months at a time, he would do what he had to do for her. 

    Today his life is dedicated to serving others. Since getting sober, Dean’s life has completely turned around and things have transpired in his life beyond his imagination. 

    He also authored and published two books, one on relationships and the other on recovery titled “Finding Myself Sober”.

    Tune in To Learn About:

    From Normalcy to Chaos: Tune in to learn about Dean Anderson’s journey from a childhood with little exposure to drinking to a life consumed by alcohol, all while his surroundings normalized his behavior.

    A Life in Descent: Discover how Dean’s drinking escalated to the point of daily blackouts, leading to the loss of custody of his children, his home, and the threat of losing his job, as well as a dire health warning from his doctor.

    A Father’s Redemption: Hear the powerful story of how Dean’s daughter became the catalyst for change in his life. Find out how her need for him to regain custody motivated Dean to confront his addiction head-on.

    Sobriety’s Transformation: Explore how Dean’s life took a complete turn for the better after getting sober. Learn about the remarkable transformations and opportunities that arose in his life.

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    Book | Finding Myself Sober

    Instagram | @deananderson1973

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