Sometimes addicts don't recovery, but with love and faith their families can.
By the age of twenty, Joey had OD'd, attempted suicide, dropped out of college, survived a near-fatal car accident, done time behind bars, and been kicked out of rehab. Now manipulative and hateful, the once sweet and charming Joey is long gone.
This is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hand on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same as giving up.
Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction. Despairing parents of addicts will find comfort in this stark, yet hopeful tale.