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American Drug Addict: a memoir

American Drug Addict: a memoir

Scris de Brett Douglas

Povestit de Ryan Turner


American Drug Addict: a memoir

Scris de Brett Douglas

Povestit de Ryan Turner

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4.5/5 (87 evaluări)
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9 hours
Lansat:
Mar 27, 2018
ISBN:
9781977376480
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Descriere

My name is Brett. I'm a college-educated man who was once a husband of twenty-six years with two children, three businesses, and a large home with an actual white picket fence. I'm also a drug addict. And I have a tale to tell.

My story has everything: sex, death, pain, atheism, God, jail, marriage, divorce, heresy, homosexuality, physics, traffic fatalities, computer science, video games, cinnamon toothpicks, Barry Manilow, Nine Inch Nails, pornography, breasts, used tampons, strippers, venereal disease, abortion, prostitutes, AIDS, racism, suicide, infidelity, public nudity, anti-Semitism, marijuana, alcohol, pawn shops, drug dealers, needles, acid, ecstasy, crack, heroin, pain pills, withdrawal, interventions, rehabs, product tampering, road rage, vandalism, elderly abuse, grave desecration, arson, identity theft, burglary, armed robbery, and murder.

But more importantly, it's about the despair of addiction and the absolute certainty that it can be overcome. Recovery is not simply abstinence, but a process of growing up. I spent my entire life searching for the key to long-term sobriety.

I would like to share with you what I have learned.

Lansat:
Mar 27, 2018
ISBN:
9781977376480
Format:
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Despre autor

Brett Douglas served as captain and navigator aboard several commercial fishing boats that were involved in the largest marijuana smuggling operation in San Francisco’s history. Now retired from the sea, Douglas still counts the characters in this book—Bruce, Harley, Geppetto, Surfer Bob, and Bobsan—among his closest friends. He currently lives quietly in California with his wife of fifteen years.

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  • (5/5)
    This is an awesome book. The author does a great job making you think about life, philosophy, and even religion-all while telling his interesting life and battle with drugs.
  • (5/5)
    Gut Wrenching and incredible. Made me put my own life into perspective.
  • (5/5)
    I just don't understand why our brains are wired liked this. It this nature vs. nurture? And if it is, what is the reason? Some people are not to be able to resist while some can resist addiction? How is this defense mechanism working, yey and ney? Or, is evolution part of this if you want to go that side of conversation? There is something we do not know about ourselves yet.
  • (5/5)
    The most enjoyable book I've read/listened to in a long time.
  • (5/5)
    Great Book, very inspiring, funny and dreadful at the same time
  • (5/5)
    Raw honest account of an addict's journey through the horror of the disease and humility of recovery.
  • (5/5)
    It was interesting at the beginning and then got more harrowing as it progressed. Very poignant and honest. Portrays the addiction without glamorizing it. Leads you into areas that are heartbreaking, surprising & with cautionary hope.
  • (5/5)
    Super intense, amazing story. What a crazy life he lived
  • (5/5)
    That was the best book I’ve listened to in a while.
  • (5/5)
    The books content was amazing and how it broke down recovery and lack there of throughout. I really enjoyed the way it was narrated, helped to give a full story telling aspect. Being in recovery and having a background riddled with addiction, I found a ton of commonality. It takes the reader/listener on a very real first person account of how the disease of addiction can take hold of a persons life and it is not a choice any sane person could or would make.
  • (5/5)
    This was an extremely powerful book!!! You must read it!
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    Candid, raw and paints a vivid picture. I loved this book and I would love to meet Brett and shake his hand some day. Definitely set off some triggers for me. If you are less the 90 days sober I’d wait to read this book. But it’s drug addiction in its finest form.

    To Brett- my favorite quote “Why give up everything for one thing, when you could give up one thing to have everything”

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Dude...So good. Was everything I hoped it would be and then some.

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