Find out the latest indie author news. For FREE.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2012
  • 9780984478484 B00CSUJI3A
  • 226 pages
  • $9.95
Author Catherine Townsend- Lyon
Author, Service Provider
Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat)

Adult; Lit Crit, Lit Bio, Essay, Film; (Market)

How does a good girl go bad? Based on a true story, told in the author's own words, without polish or prose, this haunting tale of addiction, family secrets, abuse, sexual trauma, financial devastation, crime, and...Redemption in Recovery. One day at a time, one page at a time. Learn of this remarkable woman and her brave story. It's not how to recovery; it's how and why she got entangled in addicted gambling...
Reviews
Amazon Editorial Review

Editorial Review


By Author, Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin PhD., Best Selling Author.


"Pathological Gambling is a more serious problem than most people realize."Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon's honest accounting of rejection and abandonment issues, verbal and sexual abuse, stress and anxiety, family dysfunction, relationship and communication problems, self-esteem issues, guilt and shame issues, and addiction are extremely powerful!

She shows just why many individuals turn to and are set up for addiction. Her tell-all style of writing was like listening to a friend tell you their life story. Not everyone has an "angelic childhood."

This book is about in-depth healing, love, overcoming, rising above, and being your brother's and sister's keeper. This is a must-read for anyone in the addiction treatment industry, and anyone suffering from problem gambling or family members who have problem gamblers in the family.

This book should remind us all not to believe the lies of addiction or others and to remember that we all have a purpose, a place, and a right to be! 

"A great read and I highly recommend this one!"

Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDV, DD, NCIP, IMAC. Best-Selling Author, Editor, Publisher, Speaker,Coach, Consultant, Addiction Expert as seen on FoxNews, ABC, NBC. 

News
03/29/2021
Special Podcast Event With "Knockin Doorz Down" & KDD Media

March 2021 ~ Jason and Mikey of KDD Media Welcomes Advocate, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 

Catherine Lyon | From A Suicidal Criminal Gambling Addict That Nearly Lost Everything to A Successful Author & Advocate for Gambling Addiction. 

Catherine Lyon started casually gambling, playing her local lottery.  She describes how easy it was to gamble, and the predatory gambling practices in her community.  She starting her addiction at video poker terminals in bars and restaurants in the early ’90s, playing bingo at church, and buying lottery tickets at the grocery store.  This started out harmless enough but eventually led to suicide attempts and financial ruin.

Wanting to escape reality was her main reason for gambling, but eventually, she started lying to support her addiction.  She describes how you can’t really tell a gambling addict from other types of addicts, because the signs aren’t as obvious.  But she does give some insight on how to tell if someone in your family is experiencing these issues.  Eventually, the money will run out, and you start gambling with your own life.

She describes “The Cycle” of gambling addiction, which eventually got out of control & ruined her life.  In 2002, after losing everything, she attempted to take her own life.  She opened fraudulent accounts in her husband’s name to support her habit. She was nearly divorced, lost her life savings, and felt like her life was at an end. Her husband was the driving force in keeping everything together and helped Catherine get the help she needed.

Eventually, she found her way out of the darkness of gambling addiction.  In 2006, she started recovery after multiple failed attempts and was finally successful.  After completing community service & court time. She wrote a book “Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of A Liar & A Cheat)” where she describes her childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and the beginnings of her gambling addiction, in hopes that it would help other people struggling with the same issues & shatter the stigma of gambling addiction.

This is Catherine Lyons in her own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down.


 

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 11/2012
  • 9780984478484 B00CSUJI3A
  • 226 pages
  • $9.95

Loading...