After publishing my first book, “Kill Your Addiction,” the emails poured in from loved ones asking for advice on how to deal with their husband’s, wife’s, partner’s, daughter’s, son’s, brother or sister’s addiction. I decided to write this book to impart some knowledge to you on how to really help your loved one through this particularly dark moment, where everything seems bleak.
First, let me reassure you … This too can and will pass. Just concentrate on your life and be there for them without taking their life into your own hands too much. You must work hard to regain a balance. Fortunately, this book is full of tips, and written by someone who has been through addiction and who has helped many loved ones through the journey from addiction to recovery. My wish is that this book helps you all pull through it together. My hope is that by reading this book, you can recognise their denial mechanisms and fill your tool box with an arsenal of resources to help you live your life fully again, while inspiring them to change.
We all know the three main results of untreated and rampant drug addiction: mental hospitals, prison, or death. But these base foundations are only for the addict, as the families and loved ones of the addict also must suffer the profound realities that have engulfed the addict. The wealth of homeless on today’s streets showcases a large mirror, much like the ones you see at the amusement parks, that reflect a distorted web of tragedy that extends much beyond the choices a person makes. Just like the homeless, every addict presents this same web that entangles and suffocates, and therefore I have done my very best to compile research, case studies, useful and practical information, and easy-to-follow goals towards living a peaceful and happy life not for the addict, but for the people that the addict is slowly killing through their own drug addiction.
If your loved ones are not yet incarcerated from drug-related charges, mentally incapacitated from a burned out mind, or only existing in your life through memories and photographs, then you still have time to help them kill their addictions. But before you take one step further and dive into this book about recovery and confidently trekking forward through the realms of life, you need to consider one of the most inspiring and unapologetic features of your own mindset through this infinitely difficult journey ahead: hope.
Through your determination, the well-documented coaching information in this book, and a big stinking pile of stupid hope, your loved ones will make it through.
And life will move forward once again.