Do you have a friend or a family member that is an addict? Or perhaps you are struggling with addiction? If so this would be a substantial book to read. I had two friends, suburban mothers, that died from addiction overdose. This book granted a greater understanding of the tragedy and turmoil of addiction and how it can affect every aspect of a life.
The author makes reference to a teaching that was helpful in her process of healing. She shares that when the mind and the body are not aligned the result is chaos. That is an important key to understanding the dynamics of the addict. While reading this book I paused and reflected on many deep conversations with the two friends that overdosed that were insightful and healing oriented only for them to be shortly pulled under by the unrelenting addiction that would leave them in a mindless stupor. If you have known the heartbreak of loved ones that live this type of chaos this book can affirm and offer hope that profound recovery can occur.
Healing begins with honesty and the author is honest in her struggles and commitment to recovery and healing. Easy read with a natural flow.
If my review was only one word it would be — Honest. It is the word that leads the way for this author.
October 4, 2018