My name is Adam Lowery. I use to hesitate telling anyone my real name. I’ve had a few other names in the past. I am a retired Drug Dealer and Clinical Therapist, both by choice. Now I take an activist role in mental health informing and treatment reforming. I believe we need drastic changes in our mental health “processing system”. A system I refer to as “Chemical Incarceration”. As a treatment solution, I founded the new integrative approach Transrational Structural Behavior Theory. The Cognitive Rampage is the self application of TSBT.
Through an emotionally, verbally and physically violent childhood my only focus was to play Professional Football. A college injury quickly ended that dream. Angry and still needing the thrill, I chose a life of drug dealing that quickly entwined with violence and addiction. To save my life, I transitioned to the nightclub business and saw quick success. The other life followed closely behind. The misery was masked by money and wild nights. Until one random sixteen hour night I made some drastic choices. I left my ten year club career, a 4 year relationship, all of my “friends”, gave away my possessions and embarked on a 2 year walkabout.
I vagabonded from the Florida Keys to the mountains of Tennessee. I spent time on “The Rez” in New Mexico and survived on a deserted island. Eventually I returned home with a mission. Change self and help others do the same. Within 4 years I completed 2 degrees, cultivated TSBT, founded the Athletes Depression diagnosis, launched a podcast and published The Cognitive Rampage. I speak on all issues connected to our mental health and athlete specific related mental health. I also own a Consulting Company and Founded a Non-Profit Organization focused on cultivating research on the use of cannabis for mental health treatment.
In my flow time you will find me in the great outdoors. I surf, dive, spear-kayak-offshore fish, hike, hunt my food and have survived on a deserted island. If nature isn’t calling, you’ll find me at reggae festivals, cooking for friends and family, playing pool or reading an actual physical book. I have a serious addiction to a minimalistic lifestyle, the ocean, podcasts, new experiences and randomness. I talk to strangers, and too much. I love most people, including you. A secret about this book is my Life Philosophy is hidden within these pages, just like yours.
I believe uncomfortable is where the change is. I believe in the power of you. Love you!