American Drug Addict: a memoir
My name is Brett. I’m a college educated man who was once a husband of 26 years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence. I’m also a drug addict. And I have a tale to tell.
My story has everything: sex, death, pain, atheism, God, jail, marriage, divorce, heresy, homosexuality, physics, traffic fatalities, computer science, video games, cinnamon toothpicks, Barry Manilow, Nine Inch Nails, pornography, breasts, tampons, strippers, venereal disease, abortion, prostitutes, AIDS, racism, suicide, infidelity, public nudity, anti-Semitism, marijuana, alcohol, pawn shops, drug dealers, needles, acid, ecstasy, crack, heroin, pain pills, withdrawal, interventions, rehabs, product tampering, road rage, vandalism, elderly abuse, grave desecration, arson, identity theft, burglary, armed robbery, and murder.
But more importantly, it’s about the despair of addiction and the absolute certainty that it can be overcome. Recovery is not simply abstinence, but a process of growing up. I spent two decades
searching for the key to long-term sobriety. I'd like to share with you what I learned.
Ranked #10 of Top 100 Addiction Books of All Time by Book Authority
10/13/2018Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Had a terrific turnout for my book signing event at the Barnes & Noble in Pensacola, FL. Full photo album of event can be found at my website, brettdouglasauthor.com
05/15/2018Interview in Shortlist Magazine
My memoir, American Drug Addict was featured in an article in Shortlist magazine. I'd like to thank Harvey Day for the oppurtunity. You can read the article at shortlist.com
11/09/2017Interview on NPR Local Affiliate
Bob Barrett and I had a great discussion on the NPR local affiliate WUWF. We covered my memoir as well as the tenets of recovery. You can hear the entire interview on my website, brettdouglasauthor.com
09/14/2018Interview on The Lighter Side podcast
Jay Casale and I had a fantastic conversation on his podcast, The Lighter Side with Jay. We discussed my memoir as well as the tenets of recovery. You can hear the entire interview on my website, brettdouglasauthor.com
10/04/2017Interview on WCOA with Rick Outzen
Rick Outzen and I had a great conversation about the recovery community here in Pensacola as well as the motivation behind writing my memoir. You can hear the entire interview on my website, brettdouglasauthor.com
08/12/2018Official Trailer for American Drug Addict released
I am proud to annouce the release of the official trailer for my memoir, American Drug Addict