A mother's love brings an addict to life. Sarah is no longer another sad statistic. She is a loving human being caught in the throes of a terrible disease. Anyone dealing with any form of addiction should read this book. Most families have had to deal with this in some form. Alcohol, eating disorders, drug abuse,etc. I think there is dysfunction to some extent in most families, this book may help others to recognise the signs and symptoms to be aware of. It may also help others to heal and forgive, themselves and others.
Secrets: A Story of Addiction, Grief & Healing
Ann Bennett-Cookson, author
Society is quick to formulate judgements toward those struggling with addiction. However, is addiction a choice? Is mental illness a choice? Everyone's story is different. I can only share mine and how our family was affected. The effects of addiction ripple out washing over everyone in some manner or form. Like many, I originally thought substance use was a choice, a deficit in one's moral code, a weakness that one should be able to control. Why must tragedy occur to inspire illumination?