The remarkable No 1 bestselling memoir that everyone’s talking about:
“An inspiration” Alison O’Reilly, Sky News
“100% worthwhile” Belfast Telegraph
“Makes us realise how lucky we are” Amanda Brunker
“This is an incredible story, told completely straight – no sensationalism, no self-pity and plenty of wicked humour thrown in. Gripping, extraordinary and so shocking you have to keep reminding yourself that this really happens – this is one all teenagers and parents should read. Hell, it should be on the school curriculum”, Evening Echo
In her early twenties, Rachael Keogh was a desperate heroin addict. Her addiction to the drug took her to a place about as low as a person can go. She stole and turned to prostitution to help her feed her habit. Rachael had grown up in Ballymun and had, like many others, succumbed to the lure of drugs during her teenage years.
This is Rachael Keogh’s own story written in her own words. She is now a student of psychotherapy and an attractive and optimistic young woman. Her story is a remarkable account of recovery from the very edge of personal destruction. It is a heart-lifting story of human redemption.
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About the Author
Rachael Keogh was the ravaged junkie whose scarred arms shocked Sky News viewers. Rachael had been used and abused by men, dealers and society since embarking on her slippery slope just after primary school. She started drinking aged 11 and by the time she was 14 heroin had taken its deadly hold. In 2006 she went public about her drug addiction because she felt there was no other way of getting help. Sky News did a documentary about her which brought her to the public’s attention and helped her finally turn her life around. Dying to Survive is her story.
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In her early twenties, Rachael Keogh was a desperate heroin addict. Her addiction to the drug took her to a place about as low as a person can go. She had grown up in Ballymun and had, like many others, succumbed to the lure of drugs during her teenage years. This is Rachael Keogh’s own story in her own words.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
She really put herself out there, making herself vulnerable to the public. It was honest and insightful. I liked it.
very well written, honest account of addiction and the difficulties of attaining and maintaining recovery. Ive been down a similar path and Ms. Keogh tells it like it is. down and dirty, not filled with false glamour. and for the author, July 2006 was my saving grace as well.
This was a really good book about a young girl who started doing heroin at the age of 13 and injecting at 15. She details her years of addiction and several relapses