About Addiction to Success

My name is Jorge Patino and I am an alcoholic. My drinking career started in high school. I loved to play soccer and in this community was where I was introduced to alcohol. I grew up from immigrant parents and their main goals was to put food on our table and provide a better future for us. I lived a typical teenage life. I went to school, hung out with friends and on the weekends went out and got shit faced. I thought I was a normal drinker until June 25, 2017. My son’s birthday was a few days away, so we decided to go hang out at Navy Pier in Chicago. I started to drink after church and then continued when we got home. That night, I got into an argument with my wife, locked her out of our house, then decided after hours of drinking that it would be a good idea to clean my weapons. After getting them all out, I changed my mind and decided that I was going to take my life instead. I had a blackout and woke up to find a few of my weapons gone. My wife wouldn’t speak to me the next day and I don’t remember much about what happened.

The next day I decided to stop drinking forever. I had no clue how to do it, I heard about AA but I didn’t know where to start. At that time my brother-in-law had been in the program for a few years, so I made a call to him. He walked me into the first few meetings and after that let me go. June 26, 2017 was my first sober day and the journey has continued. I started the Addiction to Success Coaching Podcast to get the word out about alcohol and drugs. I wanted to prove that even when the odds are against you, SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE. I now have a vision about my life now. That’s something that I had no idea about, before I got sober. I appreciate my life, because I was very close of taking it away with the pull of a trigger. I take action now and I get better results. I used to hesitate on taking action before or over think my actions because of fear. I BELIEVE IN ME. After being sober I believe I can do anything now. I have a different mindset and rely heavily on spirituality. If I can stay sober one day at a time, I know I can keep going with my sobriety.

Addiction to Success is an organization that was established to help people get back on their feet after recovery. Through sharing our stories with other people who can relate to us, we gain perspective on life. Having an unbiased community to share our thoughts and beliefs will aide in our recovery. Changing our mindset to a more positive one is where our true life journey beings. Addiction to Success will help you achieve goals, rebuild yourself to become a leader and take control of your life.

A positive attitude can help you achieve any goal in life. The mind is the first thing we must be willing to change, in order to become successful. Addiction to Success needs the help of community leaders to assist with support and offer advice to people in recovery. We also need sponsors to offer jobs and training programs to develop new leaders.
Addiction to Success is committed. Our goal is to motivate people who want help with recovery and personal growth. A change in self-esteem and attitude is what will make your life successful.