Founder of Opiate Addiction Support, Co-founder of Elevation Recovery, Addiction Coach, Author, Speaker
Hey! Welcome to OpiateAddictionSupport.com! I’m Matt Finch, and over 9 years ago, I finally overcame opioid addiction and made a conscious decision to make it my “Life’s Purpose & Mission” to helping others do the same. To start living this “Purpose-Driven Life,” I became a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor at an Outpatient Opiate Treatment Program.
But after seeing the traditional treatment approaches having such low recovery statistics, I quit to start my own company, Opiate Addiction Support, in an effort to solve the “Recovery Puzzle” and create an Opioid Detox & Recovery Blueprint that was highly-effective and duplicatable.
My story (the short version)
This is the “5-Minute Version” of my Story. If you want to read the 30-minute complete version, click here. The Short Version:
My name is Matt Finch, 9+ years ago I was a single dad and opioid addict that used opioids every day, only I wasn’t even getting high anymore. Instead, my tolerance and dependence had become so severe that even though I was using a lot of opioids every single day… It was only enough to prevent me from going through withdrawal.
Overdosing and hitting rock bottom
After keeping up this “Life of Hell” for several years, one day I overdosed. My mom found me lying on my back — unconscious — with a gray face and blue lips — vomit coming out of my mouth – and looking like death. She called an ambulance right away… the EMTs reached the scene fast… and had an EMT not given me a naloxone shot when he did… within 1-2 minutes I would’ve been dead.
Which would’ve left my one-year-old daughter, Willow Finch, without a father for her entire life.
After my near-death experience and the realization that I almost left Willow without a father, I had a new BURNING DESIRE inside of me to recover from opiate addiction and get extremely healthy in Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit. I quit opioids, and within six weeks I was feeling amazing.
Next, I decided to make it my “Life’s Purpose & Mission” to help others recover from opioid addiction. To start living this “Purpose-Driven” Life, I attended school and received training to start a new career as a Chemical Dependency Counselor.
Seeing the low success rates of mainstream treatment
In October 2010, I graduated from the Mueller College Alcohol & Drug Counseling (ADC) Program, which specialized in the “Holistic” treatment approach to addiction recovery. In June 2011, I became a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counseling Associate (CADCA) with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP). Within a year of becoming a counselor, I was saddened by the things I saw working in the field of “traditional rehab.”
After witnessing firsthand the low success rates (only 5%) of traditional drug treatment programs, I knew there had to be a better way to help people recover from opioid addiction.
I’m a Professional Member of the Alliance For Addictions Solutions (AAS), which seeks to bring national awareness to the concept of “healing the addicted brain with nutrition, supplements, and other integrative therapies.” After 9+ years of studying what I call “The Science of Opioid Detox” and “The Art of Opioid Recovery,” I’ve come up with an Opioid Recovery Blueprint that has really changed the world.
My website has seen millions of visitors, and after corresponding with coaching clients and with literally thousands of these website visitors, I’m delighted to see so many people quitting opioids with more ease and achieving long-term health and fulfillment at elevated rates using the information I’ve published.
Matt Finch has privately coached more than 500 clients in the past 6+ years. The 12-Week Coaching Program has around a 70-80% success rate due to the strategic and customized holistic treatment planning.
About Opiate Addiction Support
Matt Finch founded Opiate Addiction Support on June 1st, 2014. There have been more than 350 articles, 100 videos, 8,000 comments, and 3 million visitors in the past 6+ years.
For questions about courses, coaching, or the podcast email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to serve anyone that is wanting to learn about opioid and other substance use disorders, detox protocols, and recovery strategies.
We offer various virtual courses including the flagship program ULTIMATE OPIOID DETOX 5.0 and the newest course RECOVERY COACH BLUEPRINT.
Matt Finch offers private and confidential addiction recovery coaching services and he also does family coaching, business coaching, and health coaching
New blog articles are published on OpiateAddictionSupport.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. New podcast episodes are broadcasted on ElevationRecovery.com every Tuesday and Thursday.