Hooked: Secrets and Highs of a Sober Addict
What can be more difficult than breaking a drug habit? Simple: keeping clean. Melinda Ferguson follows her powerful drug memoir Smacked with this brutally honest account of her post-addiction addictions – from self-help fads, to Oprah, to 12 step meetings, to men, to Facebook.
How does an addict deal with a world in which instant gratification has become the norm? How does an addict break the cycle of use and abuse that has been their life for so many years? How does an addict balance kids, a career and a relationship while fighting to stay clean? How does an addict fill the hole in the soul?
In this no-holds-barred account of her life after drugs, Melinda Ferguson reveals just how easy it is for recovering addicts to slip back into the patterns of behaviour that led them to use in the first place. Provocative and often darkly humorous, she takes us to those ‘dangerous’ places that all addicts battle to avoid and shows us just what it takes to come back from the brink.
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Smacked is the powerful, uncompromising story of one woman’s struggle with addiction and her ultimate triumph over it. Hooked on heroin and crack cocaine, Melinda Ferguson gave up everything she cared about – her children, her marriage, her career – in pursuit of the next fix, the next high. Bold, raw and unashamedly honest, Smacked is a tale of loss and rehabilitation that takes us to the darkest corners of an addict’s psyche before offering us uncensored insight into what it takes to get and stay clean.