Ruby Shoes: Surviving Prescription Drug Addiction

Ruby Shoes: Surviving Prescription Drug Addiction


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Ruby Shoes: Surviving Prescription Drug Addiction by Michele Zumwalt

I almost died from an addiction to prescription drugs. This is the story of what happened to me and how God saved me from certain death. Millions of people worldwide are addicted to prescription medications. The US Department of Health and Human Services recently called prescription drug addiction an epidemic in America. I wrote this book to bring hope to people who find themselves in this hopeless situation. The "Wizard of Oz" is used as a metaphor to help readers relate to being lost in the strange world of addiction. That feeling of being trapped in another world with no way to get back home is the very essence of addiction.

"Ruby Shoes" is a true story about a devastating prescription addiction tornado, being lost in a foreign world, chasing brooms for fake saviors like, Oz, and finally remembering the precious gift that takes us HOME. This book offers a personal account of the horrors of prescription drug addiction and a biblical, 12-Step, life application solution to the problem. "Ruby Shoes" takes the reader on a discovery journey that leads them to a much better place than where they began.

My prayer is that those tormented by prescription drug addiction would know that they do not have to suffer alone any longer. They don't have to die and become another sad statistic of prescription drug addiction. After reading "Ruby Shoes" they will know, if I can get better, anyone can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512080865
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2015
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 770,983
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

After a near death experience from an addiction to prescription drugs, Michele Zumwalt has dedicated her life to helping others find hope and recovery. She is a devoted wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. Michele has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Her story was featured on the CBS Evening News, "Eye On America" and was highlighted on numerous television news, radio programs, and in newspaper articles. Michele has been the keynote speaker for recovery and medical groups such as the Sacramento Monthly Speaker Meeting, the University of California, Davis, medical student classes, etc. As an advocate for legislative advancement in treating drug addiction, she has successfully changed California State Law. She is a Law Enforcement Chaplain and a Critical Incident Stress Debrief Facilitator, assisting Police Officers after Officer Involved Shootings and the community in traumatic situations such as death notifications for the County of Sacramento. She serves as a Finance Elder and on the Vision Team for Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church. She sits on the Board of Directors for the American River Alano, which serves thousands seeking 12-Step recovery. Michele is Executive Director of a non-profit children's charity, Contractors Caring for Kids, which she and her husband, John, founded in 1995. Over $500,000 has been raised for local children in need. She has a steadfast faith in God and her life's purpose is found in serving Him by serving others.

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Seriously_blessed More than 1 year ago
This book Is amazing and uplifting to anyone who struggles with an addiction. I love the similarities and parallels in Michele's life and Dorthy's life in the Wizard of Oz!!!! Please BUY THIS BOOK!!!! It is a serious life changer!