If we refuse to accept the generally held public opinion that addiction is a matter of choice and to reflect more accurately on the disease factor - we would likely be more inclined to "seek help" and to suggest the same for our friends and loved ones." Dr. Smith states in his book, "... the public has little sympathy for addicts. Many of the public do not see addiction as a disease, but as a conscious choice driven by weakness of character and criminal self-indulgence. "
If you have been desperately seeking a way to conquer the illness that threatens your very life, Embracing the Journey of Recovery is for you!
This book tells you how to get started, who to ask for help and where to find the resources that you need.
Further, it can be interpreted to fit issues of addictions as well as issues of recovery from any other disease, injury, surgery and or trauma (physical or emotional).
This book relates much of its message through the use of story-telling: Sharing each other's experiences. This approach provides the reader with meaningful and helpful examples of others' journeys and gives one the feeling of knowing we are not alone - at a time when one most often feels so desperately abandoned.
I have not read any other books on recovery...because I never thought I had any need. But I am glad I have read this one. It is written with soul, with humor, with honesty and with a good deal of guidance. I can apply much of what I discovered within these pages.
Throughout the book the main theme is HOPE - delivered through stories of triumph over adversity -- and the author titillates us at the end of the book with a sensational closing!