Who is Cynthia Perkins?

Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed. is a trained mental health professional and a recovered alcoholic/drug addict with more than 30 years of uninterrupted and craving-free sobriety. Cynthia is also a recovered compulsive overeater, sugar, nicotine, caffeine, and carb addict.

She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling and is the author of more than ten self-help books.

Additionally, Cynthia holds a certificate of completion for the entire 72-week Functional Medicine program from the Academy of Functional Medicine & Genomics, where she studied under Dr. Charles Gant, a leading expert in the field of correcting biochemistry to overcome addictions and mental health disorders and the author of End Your Addiction Now.

She also holds a certificate of completion in MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

The recovery approach presented on this site is the protocol that she followed to eliminate cravings and achieve long-term sobriety from a very long list of addictions, as well as recover from clinical depression and anxiety attacks. Read more about Cynthia's personal journey with alcoholism.

Cynthia is also founder of the Clean and Sober for Life Jump-Start Program, a self-help program, based on science.

Books by Cynthia

Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism

What Your Psychologist Hasn't Told You About Anxiety & Depression

Break Your Sugar Addiction Today

Quit Smoking with Ease - Naturally

Candida Secrets

Mindfulness Over Chronic Pain

Living Life to the Fullest: Creative Coping Strategies for Managing Chronic Illness

Mindfulness Over Migraines

Cynthia has also contributed to two Anthologies by Cengage Learning, "At Issue: Alcohol Abuse" published in March 2012, and Opposing Viewpoints: Addiction published in April 2014. Cengage Learning is a leading provider of high quality educational and reference materials for libraries and schools. The title of Cynthia's first contribution is "Alcoholics Anonymous is a Flawed Treatment Program" and the second one is "Nutrition and Alcoholism."


B.A. of Psychology - Cum Laude (Youngstown State University 1995)

M.Ed. in Counseling (Kent State University 1998)

Certificate of Completion in Functional Medicine (Academy of Functional Medicine & Genomics (Nov. 2010 - Oct. 2012) Studied under Dr. Charles Gant.

Certificate of completion in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) (August 2018) 8-week course (50 hours of instruction, reading, and practice) with a certified MBSR instructor and based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.