Healing and Hope

Six Women from the Betty Ford Center Share Their Powerful Journeys of Addiction
Author(s): Betty Ford
Original Publish Date: Nov 02, 2004
Product Number: EB00388083
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440627798
Publisher: Berkley
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"A moving account of six former alcoholics and Betty Ford graduates—among them a teacher, a housewife and a gang member—with commentary from Ford herself."—Self "There was a lot of drinking and codependence in my extended family. Sitting in my jail cell, I thought about how many funerals I had attended over the years of family members whose lives had ended in violence or suicide. I never once heard of them getting help. There was never any mention of AA. The only way out of their terrible lives was just to die...It was one hell of a legacy."—Laurette Laurette's story is remarkable, but she's not alone. She is one of six women in Healing and Hope who experienced the pain and devastation of addiction—and managed to break free. Originally brought together by the Betty Ford Center's twentieth-anniversary reunion, these women share their poignant stories in this book. Their combined voices create a groundbreaking and ultimately triumphant memoir that lays bare the destructive power of addiction.