I have been lucky enough not to have someone close to me diagnosed with addiction. This book provides an intimate portrayal of what that disease is like for the victim. The author’s description of her first encounter with a mind-altering substance as a child as well as her experiences as a teenager is enlightening. She also provides insight into what recovery entails. One must not only stop drinking ( a dry drunk), one must also examine the triggers that caused the addictive behavior in the first place. The author seems to have successfully accomplished all of this, although her path is at times painful to read. I am sure everyone’s recovery is unique and I admire the author for overcoming her challenges and then putting pen to paper so the rest of us can learn from her particular experience.
September 16, 2018