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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Conflict Resolution
  • Language:English
  • Pages:130
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543965186

To Love an Addict

In the Storm

by Gary Schultz

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Overview
To Love an Addict: In the Storm humanizes the opioid crisis by encouraging those affected by the epidemic to share their story. Speaking out is the most effective way to tear down the stigma of addiction and help those who so desperately need it. By sharing the tribulations of a family struggling with addiction, Gary Schultz aims to connect with other families in the same place. He explores the treatments in which his son participated while emphasizing the need for new solutions that will give those addicted to heroin a fighting chance at survival. He describes the terror and the heartbreak experienced by his family as they watched their son fight against his addiction. And he reinforces the idea that there is no shame in being diagnosed with the disease of substance use disorder, and that those who have lost someone and those fighting to save a loved one are not alone.
Description
To Love an Addict: In the Storm humanizes the opioid crisis by encouraging those affected by the epidemic to share their story. Speaking out is the most effective way to tear down the stigma of addiction and help those who so desperately need it. By sharing the tribulations of a family struggling with addiction, Gary Schultz aims to connect with other families in the same place. He explores the treatments in which his son participated while emphasizing the need for new solutions that will give those addicted to heroin a fighting chance at survival. He describes the terror and the heartbreak experienced by his family as they watched their son fight against his addiction. And he reinforces the idea that there is no shame in being diagnosed with the disease of substance use disorder, and that those who have lost someone and those fighting to save a loved one are not alone.
About the author
Gary Schultz is one of approximately 500,000 dads—one million parents—since the mid-1990s who have lived through a child's opioid addiction and experienced the worst it can bring. He understands the hell of addiction, both for the addicts and those who love them, and understands the life-changing grief that accompanies the loss of a child. He is married to Lorraine, and the father of Andrew and Jack. He is a first-time author living with his wife in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.