Author Yolanda Robinson shares her very true tale of addiction within these pages. In both a cautionary and heartfelt voice, The Fork in the Road tells the story of a woman's plight with addiction, and the fight to heal her broken spirit after the hurt, trials, and tribulations she endured as a child.
When Robinson took her first hit, she discovered a newfound desire to feel good-and a means to achieving that end through crack cocaine-which soon spiraled into full-blown addiction. She did things that she never thought she would do. She lied to those who trusted her most. She stole from loved ones. She looked for love in all the wrong places. Neither jail nor near-death experiences were able to stop her from continuing to live a devastating and horrific life on the streets. She put herself and her addiction first-and was eventually forced to pay the ultimate price when she lost custody of her four children.
Having gone through sheer and utter hell, Robinson finally had to face her biggest enemy-the enemy she'd been running away from for years: herself. With the unconditional love and support of her aunt and children, she was finally able to admit that enough was enough. The guilt, shame, insecurities, and low self-esteem that continued to plague her were the real issues-the root of her problems-and crack cocaine was simply the instrument she used to cover the pain.
After confronting her demons head on, Robinson then found herself at a proverbial fork in the road. To live or to die? It was at that moment that she finally made the decision to begin the healing process and the road to recovery. She chose to not give in to her addiction, and by doing so, she chose life.
|Publisher:||Palmetto Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)|