Major League Baseball All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed... not only on the baseball diamond, but in life.
My brain is broken ...--Darryl Strawberry
Skillfully weaving Darryl Strawberry's personal story of childhood abuse, anxiety, drug abuse and alcohol addiction, between easy-to-understand explanations and commentaries on addiction from trained professionals--consultants David Blair Miller, PsyD; Rich Capiola, MD; John Picciano, LCSW/MSW; and Ron Dock, CAC--this book provides a basis for understanding and coping with addictions. Presented through the eyes of these specialists, "Don't Give Up On Me" goes beyond a simple memoir, offering hope and a path to healing.
By shedding light on addiction, "Don't Give Up On Me" speaks to all people-from those who are still trapped in the depths of addiction to those who are currently in recovery, to caregivers, parents, friends, and therapists.
This book also stresses the importance of good parenting--childhood feelings of low self-esteem, low self-worth, bullying, as well as emotional and physical pain, can sow the seeds of substance abuse at an early age. Whether the addiction is to alcohol, heroin, or other opiates, gambling, food, or sex--this book shares the hard truths and hopeful messages for anyone impacted by this deadly dilemma.