Michael's Story of Addiction and Deliverance from Its Grip
“My Addiction wants me dead, but it wants me alone and isolated first.”
Addiction is a chronic illness, there is no physical cure, and the statistics are on the rise at a staggering pace. There is only treatment. Addiction, medically speaking, is just like cancer or diabetes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Illicit drug use in the United States has been increasing. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number is up from 8.3 percent in 2002.” (reference: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends)
This book is a story about the lifelong struggle Michael had with this demon of addiction. From the time that Michael found the cure for his ailments to time that he “Had to have his friend to get by.” His story goes from a love to hate relationship because of this fact. The reader will learn about the negative coping mechanisms Michael used for forty-four years in order to deal with his emotional issues. Many near death experiences, multiple rehabs, and legal issues throughout the years have played the part in this addict's recovery process. In the end, you will be intrigued and excited about how the victory can be yours too. You can overcome addiction! It can be a long road as you will find out for Michael, but God has a purpose, plan, and ultimate destiny for each and every one of us. May you be truly blessed by this book.