An Addict Within

An Addict Within

by Mark Lipp
An Addict Within

An Addict Within

by Mark Lipp



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An Addict Within
"You Can Break My Heart But You Can't Break My Life"
This is not another story about an addict. It is the “Other Side of the Story”; that of the family. The mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers of the addict and the damage caused, the chaos caused, and the broken relationships that happen within the family, because of the love and simultaneous hate for the addict.
This is the story of a well-educated professional, who has worked for both Fortune 100 companies and has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. A man whose family led a very affluent, and prestigious life in their community. Then life changed for him. His oldest daughter, at the age of 13, exhibited the masochistic behavior known as “cutting” and self-mutilation”. From there it escalated to pills, marijuana, alcohol and cocaine through her high school years of addiction. Then, into her early 20’s, college and then into the dark world of heroin, exotic dancing, drug dealing, overdoses, 8 rehabs, multiple detoxes, felonies and multiple arrests.
During the pages of this book and through a father's eyes, Mark takes you on his almost 10 year journey of his feelings, motivations, the lengths a father will go through to save his daughter from herself and a life of pain and suffering, and the real life lessons learned in bringing his life and that of his families back in control. From “shame” to “sane”, from "insanity" to "sanity".
Mark realized that his daughter's addiction had consumed his life and Mark realized that he had An Addict Within him also. The addict within, was trying to “fix” his daughter at any and all cost. His personal life was as out of control as his daughter’s.
AN ADDICT WITHIN is a book about how to "fix" your life so that a family plagued with a loved one’s disease of addiction can learn to adjust and live a happy life.
The book depicts are very real, harsh and compelling tale which is a must read for anyone who has an addict in their family. It is a book of change and hope. Even if your addict does not get clean, you can still learn to live your life and be happy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045332897
Publisher: Mark Lipp
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 380 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Lipp: Mark is a charismatic, well-spoken expert who has lived the life with both a brother who was an addict for almost 30 years, and a daughter who is an active heroin addict. Mark is a Robbins-Madanes “Strategic Intervention Coach”. As a Strategic Coach Mark helps people transform their lives in areas such as Business, Interpersonal Relationships, Communications, Family Issues and Transforming Yourself into what you desire.
Mark is a frequent motivational speaker to those people whose families suffer from the ongoing problem of addiction. Mark has been hailed as an honest, refreshing, emotional, and entertaining motivational speaker. He shares the most intimate details of his life, his journey, and how he came to grips with fixing his, and his families lives. Just five minutes with Mark, and you can see how his personality, knowledge, and insight to this disease from the family’s standpoint, make him a wonderful, motivating and entertaining speaker. In his new book: An Addict Within , Mark shares his journey and his innermost thoughts feelings and what it took for him to go from shame to sane, from reactive to proactive in his 8+ year journey.
Mark attended NYU and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music and Syracuse University where he received an MBA in Operations Management and Finance.
Mark has worked for Fortune 100 companies and has been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years in the Cable Television industry and the music industry.

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