Disposophobia was coined in 1995, by Ron Alford, founder of Disaster Masters, Inc.®, because he realized that the mental health professionals and the media had it all wrong. Disposophobia and hoarding are not the same thing. Disposophobia is still, and always will be defined as “The fear of getting rid of stuff”.
Ron Alford says that, “Psychiatrists and therapists have never cured an alcoholic, or a smoker, they cannot cure a real hoarder. Disposophobia is a self-taught behavior that can be rectified.”
“It is not something that can be cured by mental health professionals, TV shows, organizers or relatives”, he says. “Drugs will not solve the problem either, these efforts do not work, and more often than not, therapy can make the situation worse.”
The real way to solve this mess comes from within. The first step to freeing yourself from the strangling effects of too much stuff is to make the decision to call the Disaster Masters. Over the past 35 years, Ron Alford and the Disaster Masters have given 1,000’s of dysfunctional people, who were buried in clutter, a new life.
If you, a loved one, client or colleague need assistance with a hoarding or Disposophobia problem, please call us at 1-800-ThePlan, or email Disaster Masters for immediate solutions.