Hooked : Secrets and Highs of a Sober Addict
What can be more difficult than breaking a drug habit? Simple: staying clean. Melinda Ferguson follows the 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.
- Electronic book text | 233 pages
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Melinda Ferguson
Melinda Ferguson is a recovering drug addict - a story she recounted in her brave memoir, Smacked. She headlines the Radio 702/Cape Talk Crime Line initiative where she shares her knowledge and inspiring tales with young people from all walks of life. She was a finalist in the First for Women/Triba Women of Courage award and currently works as a features editor for True Love magazine.