Blog Tour and Book Review: The Addiction Manifesto #Addiction #Recovery

BOOK DESCRIPTION

2020 International Book Awards Finalist for Health: Addiction & Recovery

“Some people won’t believe in you, and that’s ok, this journey isn’t about them. It’s about you.”

The Addiction Manifesto has been uniquely designed to provide you with a new perspective on recovery and will show you that anything is possible.

In this deeply personal book, JR Weaver has crafted a raw insight into his life and how he’s been affected by substance abuse over the past 20 years. He details his recovery process and how he’s dealt with loss.

With this book he wishes to help people on their journey to recovery. His realistic approach details his journey to try to have a normal life again.

If you’re going through addiction recovery or want to help someone who is… This book allows you to fain a greater understanding of substance abuse and its many challenges.

BOOK REVIEW

In this excellent book, the author describes his own battle with addiction and how he hit bottom and rose back up again. He describes addiction itself and how it will rob you of everything dear in life, and then try to take your life as well. He outlines his process to recovery in order to help others that struggle with with this as well. The process is well explained and easy to understand. Most importantly, he talks of the continuing battle even after recovery. There are also true stories from others who have fought this fight and found their lives again.

The stories from the author and many others are heartbreaking, and tell of how addiction robbed them of everything and everyone they held dear, and how they finally broke the chain and began to live again. For anyone who struggles with addiction or knows someone who does, this will be a helpful and poignant read. This is also an important book for anyone who just wants to better understand those who have struggled with this.

I received a free copy of this book via Zooloo’s Book Tours. My review is voluntary.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JR Weaver lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a veteran of the United States Army and now specializes in helping other veterans adapt and adjust to the civilian world while dealing with issues such as PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. Jerry was like many veterans, lost and confused after finishing his time in uniform. His life quickly spiraled out of control, and he was at the breaking point. It was during his recovery and regrowth period where Jerry discovered the healing power of writing. He began writing down his thoughts and processing feelings and has gone on to become a staunch advocate for veteran’s addiction and recovery.

Contact JR Weaver:

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

WEBSITE

BUY LINKS

AMAZON UK

AMAZON US

12 thoughts on “Blog Tour and Book Review: The Addiction Manifesto #Addiction #Recovery”

  1. I give the author great credit for sharing his experiences. My son struggled with drug addiction and thankfully came out the other side, clean and happy for six years and counting. I know he would love to share this book with friends he’s met along the way who have not yet won the battle. It takes great courage and strength. Thank you, JR Weaver

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  2. Addiction stories are often heartbreaking. As part of my counseling training, I had to learn the basics of addiction counseling, and it often just made my heart bleed for addicts and their loved ones. I admire the author for telling his story in order to help others. Perfect recommendations, Bonnie, and lovely review, as always. ❤️

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    1. I used to be one of those who, while sympathetic, would look down on those who’d ‘allowed’ themselves to become addicted to alcohol and illicit drugs. However, upon learning that serious life trauma (e.g. adverse childhood experiences) is so often behind the addict’s debilitating addiction, I began to understand ball-and-chain self-medicating: The greater the drug-induced euphoria or escape one attains from its use, the more one wants to repeat the experience; and the more intolerable one finds their sober reality, the more pleasurable that escape should be perceived.

      By extension, the greater one’s mental pain or trauma while sober, the greater the need for escape from reality, thus the more addictive the euphoric escape-form will likely be. Tragically, the pain may be so overwhelming that the most extreme and potentially permanent form of escape—suicidal behavior—is sometimes chosen.

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