THE ONLY THING HARDER IS DYING A DRUNK OR A DRUNKEN KILLER…
October 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media NewsJay Kolo, a forty-six year old author and sober alcoholic, announces his plans for a 2008 speaking tour. The self-proclaimed “sober alcoholic” hopes to lead people beyond the confinement of recovery and into the land of unlimited possibilities…the seldom visited side of alcoholism, which Mr. Kolo enthusiastically describes as permanent sobriety.
“Recovery is healing, says Kolo, “but permanent sobriety is the end result of a well and correctly worked recovery. Remaining in recovery does not put enough distance between us and relapse. Relapse is by no means part of sobriety or recovery. Quitting drinking is one of the hardest things an alcoholic will ever do. The only thing harder is dying a drunk or a drunken murderer.”
Mr. Kolo has authored a total of five books (they are a combination of inspirational novels, poetry and one of inspirational quotations) with three more books planned for 2008. Kolo sees a busy road ahead. He welcomes the challenge of spreading his unique message of hope and inspiration nation wide. He also hosts his own internet radio program, Morning’s Remorse which airs every Monday and Friday at Midnight on Blogtalkradio.com. It is a live, one-hour call in program which tackles alcohol abuse and offers workable solutions for those who need help most.
Mr. Kolo, who was once homeless, helpless and constantly under the influence of alcohol turned his life around twelve years ago. In the early morning hours of August 10th, 1995 he found himself in a desperate situation when alcohol simply abandoned him. “I was no longer able to get drunk enough to deal with myself or the world around me. At that moment I feared living more than dying,” Kolo shockingly proclaimed. “Too fearful of life and too cowardly to end it all, I was forced to see myself as others had seen me for years. For the first time in many years I was completely honest with myself.” Kolo goes on to explain how that one moment of honesty was the rejuvenation and catalyst he needed to get into a program of recovery. While recovery and treatment were nothing new to Kolo this time he took that new found honesty with him.
Twelve years later Mr. Kolo lives a much different life than he was once accustomed to. Now married with two children he happily states his life is that of constant joy. “I am grateful for the good days and more than willing to meet the challenges of the not so good days,” states Kolo. “I have been blessed with a second chance and it is my duty and pleasure to lead others away from the destruction of the bottle towards their blessings and second chance.”
For more information about Jay Kolo or to book a speaking engagement please visit his website