i just woke up dead: part 1: hell

i just woke up dead: part 1: hell


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An examination of addiction and domestic violence unlike any other, "ijwd" was compiled using a lifetime collection of journals, notes, photos, arrest records, hospital documents, and candid conversations with those involved in the self-destruction contained herein. As much a research project as a memoir, details and perspective never found in domestic violence, addiction or mental health literature are recounted in a way that will relate to addicts, enlighten professionals, and educate the loved ones who watch lives fall apart. That they may understand why sobriety is so hard to obtain, that willpower is never enough for the masses who die each day fighting the battle against all types of addiction, that one person leaves a violent relationship, those are the hopeful goals of this story.

Observe the origins and progression of addiction as a disease stripping away ambition and replacing it with maddening self-destruction. Medical school pressure and the rapid spiral which begins without warning, cunning, clever and chaotic are depicted without apology.
Wake up from the nightmare, try to piece together the facts, understand the blackout, blood and bruises. See what happens, feel the agony and horror first hand as rock bottom is found repeatedly. Try to answer why, comprehend how indiscriminate sex, drug and alcohol addiction is as it rips away everything from anyone, anywhere, anytime and anyplace.

Experience what it means to descend beyond rock bottom.

Travel to hell.

Wake up dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511614955
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2015
Series: i just woke up dead , #1
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Sober for several years. Gratefully. Mercifully.

Born and raised in Washington State. Attended college at Washington State University as a pre-med student, but was educated in hustling and other forms of street-knowledge in California. After getting clean, earned a degree at North Dakota State University, followed with a master's degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Addicted to drugs and alcohol in WA, CA, MN, and ND with episodic use in AZ, HI, OR, and British Columbia. Having lived in approximately 15 homes since 2003, have settled in Saint Paul, MN, presumably for the long haul.

Most importantly am the father of an extraordinary son who does not remember and never needs to know an intoxicated Dad.

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