Meet the Author

It took Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu five years to research and test his alternative addiction treatment model that offers lasting sobriety without relapses. His bestselling title How To Stay Sober was published in December 2020 and has helped thousands of people to stay sober and have a meaningful life.

A leading addiction treatment expert and a fully licensed substance abuse treatment counselor. A former alcoholic and a father of three. A mermaid with a PhD in Psychology. Meet Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu

Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu is a distinguished addiction book author and a licensed addiction treatment counselor, who published his first addiction self-help bestseller on alcohol and drug misuse, How To Say Sober, in December 2020.

Dr. Nzuzu is a distinguished Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor with a thriving addiction treatment practice in Jacksonville, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development. Dr. Nzuzu is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP).

After supporting people with alcohol and drug abuse issues using traditional approaches for years, Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu became increasingly frustrated with these methods’ failure to empower alcoholics and drug users to stay sober long-term: “It was heartbreaking for me to see that after all the effort people put into their treatment and recovery, they did not have the skills to maintain their sobriety once their treatment was completed. Every time they relapse, their families are utterly devastated, and the patients feel like a complete failure. Even worse, their relapse undermines their confidence in their ability to stay clean in the future.” 

“Initially, you were excited to be sober. There was a victory at last, and you started getting your life back together. The thrill and excitement are often short-lived, as you soon discover that sober life can be dull, boring, and not so joyful. You have to continue living your life even when you sober up. However, the fun, the excitement, the TGIFs and the happy hour are no longer there.”
Chapter 2, How To Stay Sober


In a recent interview, Dr. Nzuzu shared that he knows first-hand what it means to battle addiction: “I used to be dependent on alcohol, and it was a huge struggle to stay sober after I completed my treatment. I know exactly what it feels like to try and stay clean every day after that, and I have used my own experience to start my professional quest for a more effective treatment model. I wrote this book for people who want to stay sober but everything they have tried so far failed. It is a hands-on, practical guide that will give them the tools they need to change their established thought patterns and habits forever.” 

Born in Eastern Zimbabwe, Dr. Nzuzu moved to the UK and then to the United States as a young adult, and on completing his education, settled down in Jacksonville, Florida. While in the UK, Dr. Nzuzu acquired a Master of Science degree from The University of Manchester. When he moved to the US about fifteen years later, he continued his education and gained an MSc in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College and a PhD in Psychology from Capella University. Dr. Nzuzu had the honor to serve as University Professor at University of Phoenix and University of Swaziland.

Dr. Nzuzu has three grown children and enjoys fishing, traveling, and farming – which reminds him of his childhood, when he used to herd cattle in the awe-inspiring mountains and valleys of the beautiful surroundings of his native Chipinge District. And his surname, Nzuzu, reflects perfectly the magically positive, inspiring, and determined personality of the author – it means ‘mermaid’ in Zimbabwe, which is the equivalent of a unicorn in the Western Hemisphere!

“I am excited about the privilege to work with people who are eager to start a new path in life. I enjoy being a change agent and helping people and communities improve and enrich their lives.”
Dr. Emmanuel Nzuzu

From the Introduction to How to Stay Sober:

“Over the years, I have seen many alcoholics and drug addicts move in and out of treatment programs without being able to overcome alcohol and drugs. A lot of them go back to drinking and drug abuse soon after being discharged from a program. Many may have been attending AA/NA (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous) meetings but then started to slide backward by missing the meetings. Some may have attended 90 meetings in 90 days, but the miracle didn’t happen.

Alcoholics and drug addicts who seek help are usually at the bottom of the bottom. They are often shattered and miserable, expressing messages of hopelessness, helplessness, and despair. They are at their weakest point in life, the lowest end of their very long addiction rope, and they usually speak as follows: “I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself. I have tried everything, and nothing has worked so far. I was sober for some time but made a mistake and relapsed. I don’t want to die. My loved ones don’t trust me anymore. I am lonely, isolated, and alone. I don’t know what to do. I need help.”

This book was written for people who desire to be sober but have run out of their options. It is a guide to those people who believe that they have tried everything, but nothing works.”

Want to stop ruining your life through alcohol and drugs and get help? Tried staying sober but nothing worked? It’s time to get serious about it. Get How To Stay Sober now and start taking steps toward a positive and addiction-free future.