This book is written as an autobiography and speaks to addicts / alcoholics searching for help, family members struggling to understand someone’s addiction and to people in recovery looking for more ideas on how best to maintain their sobriety.
This book can be easily considered in two parts:
First of all it’s a personal autobiography, telling his remarkable story as a Hippy, then Punk, then Raver and DJ, turned drug trafficker and smuggler, always one step ahead of the law, and always looking for the next place to party, before exploding into the miserable tales of his final few years of chronic alcoholism and intravenous drug use, before he broke his cycle of damage and made a grasp for abstinence based recovery.
The Second part deals with his personal experiences becoming clean and sober, reading as a detailed recovery guide, explaining just how he recovered and how you can too. It’s written in such a way that it makes recovery from addiction recognisably achievable, if someone is willing to apply themselves to the process of change.
There’s an appendix with a formal explanation about the successful 12 Step Recovery Programme written for all professionals working with other addicts and addictions, and for those who wish to discover more about this free worldwide resource for addiction recovery.
It’s essential reading for any parent or concerned spouse, as equally as it is for someone trying to stop and stay stopped.
It’s a heartfelt story that excites and amazes even the most seasoned drug and alcohol users, but told in such a way that other concerned parties can get a real feel for the disease, and discover how they can best serve their loved one.