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Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2021
  • 9781735971520 B08TRX8CZC
  • 258 pages
  • $14.99
Ebook Details
  • 01/2021
  • 978-1735971520 B08TRX8CZC
  • 190 pages
  • $3.99
Marilyn Davis
Author, Editor (anthology), Service Provider
Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate
New in recovery, a chance encounter with Gray Hawk, a 74-year old Native American, showed her that healing would include looking within, taking Steps, and creating a house of healing for other women. Today, Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, recently celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery. From 1990-2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. Before reaching this milestone, she was a desperate woman on drugs, managing rock bands at night, pretending to be okay, but ultimately giving up on herself, losing her husband, children, family, and friends due to her addiction. This book is that journey.
Reviews
Amazon Editorial Review

What will you find within the pages of this inspiring memoir? 

Real Overcoming and Courage from Addiction is what you will read in this amazing book... Exceptionally written from page one to the last, the author shares just how easy it was for her to begin experimenting with drugs at a young age as she shares her life with readers. Her writing style and layout of her memoirs are impeccable, as it made me keep reading to learn what happens next!

Marilyn writes in a "teachable" and "relatable" way as she shares her early years of managing rock bands and such. We all know "The Candy" was always available back in the day. Her memoirs are filled with overcoming, loss, perseverance, and inspiration. Then, a chance meeting with a Native American man who spiritually points out her future, she took it to heart in her early recovery. 

After saving her life within her recovery's hard work, she gives us the inside look of how generational addiction can happen, as both her daughters began addicts. Then came the real work of opening North House; she and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. A women's safe house of healing as I see it. 

She began to help both her daughters become clean and drug-free. Marilyn has been on her journey and has celebrated 32-years of recovery while keeping her recovery journey moving forward. The author shows us the hard work it takes in early recovery to learn the roots and the underlying addiction issues, process them, and begin the power of healing within recovery. 

I highly suggest everyone read this book if you want to be inspired by an amazing woman's authentic memoir turned 'Recovery Warrior' through caring, empathy, and turned a call to action to bring solutions from addiction, even still today.

Readers Favorite Review by Mamta Madhavan

Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate by Marilyn L Davis takes readers on a journey of the author's life. Marilyn speaks about addiction and how easy it was to experiment with her mom's pills at a young age to escape from reality where she was unhappy because of a strained home and miserable school life.

Her success story will inspire many readers who lead dangerous lifestyles because of their addictions and encourage them to emerge from addiction. She also speaks about the setbacks and struggles of addiction and the lifelong lessons they taught her. The author's story and her vision give hope to addicts. It is a good guide for readers who are addicts to escape from their addiction and get started on their healing and recovery.


The memoir is raw and honest, and the author minces no words when it comes to sharing her story. Addicts will connect with the author's words, the commonality of their feelings, thoughts, and poor choices they made in their addiction, and finally, the redemption that happens through the recovery phase.

The author also shows how different yet distinctly typical an addict's path is. The story of how North House came into existence is also quite interesting. Her success story will make addicts come to terms with their loss and find ways to heal and get on with their lives.

Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate is a good page-turner, and Marilyn L Davis's story will give courage, hope, and determination to addicts to get free from their addiction and pain and finally find their way to healing and leading good lives.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2021
  • 9781735971520 B08TRX8CZC
  • 258 pages
  • $14.99
Ebook Details
  • 01/2021
  • 978-1735971520 B08TRX8CZC
  • 190 pages
  • $3.99

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