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Trouble Is a Gift: A Story of Addiction, Recovery, and Hope Hardcover – April 4, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
Jim's book reaches the reader on different levels. His personal journey into recovery is heart wrenching; the reader travels his journey with him. His dedication and commitment to developing a program for recovery is inspiring. His battle with the field in general to accept what was revolutionary at the time--that an addiction is an addiction--whether it be alcohol, crack, or heroin, truly caused a paradigm shift in the recovery field.
What struck me most was his fight to include the family in treatment. Throughout the book, he brings out the effect of his alcohol addiction on his family. His tenacious and determined battles with the unions; his descriptions of the struggles, fears and pain that all family members experience as a result of the addiction-- all of these battles to help people and give them a chance to move forward into a life without addiction is so impressive. It is because of his pioneering work that now we believe that Addiction is a Family Matter.
Joan D. Atwood, Ph.D.
I enjoyed the read and I am reading again for the powerful message you instill.
Continued self esteem
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