Defining Moments: A Suburban Father's Journey into His Son's Oxy Addiction

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The book is a true story about a father's blind devotion to his Oxy addicted son, chronicling the author's venture into the dangerous world of prescription drug dealers. "I make many mistakes as a father, but I have always tried the best I know how. Sometimes no matter what a person does as a parent, children may travel to dangerous places. Some will return from those places unharmed and some may never return. A family can look perfect from the outside but be quite the opposite on the inside. I have lived such a ...
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Defining Moments: A Suburban Father's Journey Into His Son's Oxy Addiction

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Overview

The book is a true story about a father's blind devotion to his Oxy addicted son, chronicling the author's venture into the dangerous world of prescription drug dealers. "I make many mistakes as a father, but I have always tried the best I know how. Sometimes no matter what a person does as a parent, children may travel to dangerous places. Some will return from those places unharmed and some may never return. A family can look perfect from the outside but be quite the opposite on the inside. I have lived such a life. I do not know what made me do what I did for my son but I can only surmise that it was a combination of all of the defining moments in my life that lead me to where I am today."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456589080
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/29/2011
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley V. DeHaven is a financial planner in Sacramento, CA, a husband, and a father of two sons, one of whom is a recovering Oxycontin addict. Brad's website, www.rxdrugaddict.com, has been established to facilitate communication among those who are affected by prescription drug addiction and includes resources and a forum for support and discussion.
Defining Moments is the story about what formed Brad as a father: "I simply am not programmed to stop, no matter the consequences."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

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    Informative and very well written from someone who has experienced first hand devastation of a drug addicted family member. Read this whether you have or have not experienced the pain of drug addiction with yourself, a friend or family member. It will open your eyes!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Touching

    Must have been so difficult for this father to put his entire story out here publically. But I think he did a wonderful job and I highly recommend anyone who knows an addict, is an addict, is affected by an addict or is just interested in this topic to read this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    124 pages. A very honest book written from father's point of vie

    124 pages. A very honest book written from father's point of view. I read it quickly. I've never had a child addicted to drugs but it was scary to read about how easily his son lied, how lived in filth, cheated to acquire drugs, how many rehab visits he went to.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Words elude me.

    I could say: "Wow! What a read!" I could also comment on how very few editing errors exist. But something this heart wrenching just cannot be minimized to words I would use about fiction. May the powers that be light your paths.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Good point of view

    I have dealt with addiction in my family all my life. This book is an interesting point of view. It does seem to be to be a little bit of an enabler family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    A father's POV

    Very good and emotional read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    A

    Gritty, well-written and honest account of the author's attempts to deal with his son's oxycontin addiction. No goodie-goodie himself as a young man, the father writes with a compelling and straightforward voice. Powerful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Great book, great dad!

    After reading this book I wonder what is the sons story in his own perspective. How therapeutic and inspiring it can be to publish it. Also very exciting for an intrigued reader like me! Much regards to this author/dad/parent advocate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Bailey

    Walins

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    FluffMania※

    At the party at jk res two.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Kevin

    You here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Great book.

    Very interesting read for anyone who has had chemical addiction in their family. It is a long, hard road to recovery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

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