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 Addiction, Guilt and a Decision 

 That Would Change Her Life Forever 

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Addiction, Guilt and a Decision
That Will Change Her Life


Help, But Don’t Enable An Addict

(from L.E.Get)


(from PUYB)

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Title: Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt, and a Decision That Will Change Her Life
Author: L.E. Get
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Pages: 240
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Literary Fiction/Drama
Scarlet has the life most only dream about—she travels the world, she makes plenty of money and she has the best friend anyone could ask for.
But, piece by piece, her world is falling apart because of her damaged family, years of resentment and her sister’s drug and alcohol addiction. Scarlet tries to keep it together, but when her sister desperately needs help, Scarlet has to make a decision that will change every part of her life. Unicorn is a story of internal struggle, choices, and a broken family.

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L.E. Get understands the devastation and pain that drug and alcohol addiction causes. He's experienced the crazy-making behavior addicts inflict on family and friends. But he has also witnessed the miracles of sobriety.
L.E. Get wrote 'Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt, and a Decision That Will Change Her Life', for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts because he knows that loving an addicted person is frustrating and lonely.
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It can't happen to me or my family.  Yes, it can.  I  speak from experience. What makes a person turn to drugs or alcohol?  There are so many reasons. You as a parent think you are loving that son or daughter as much as is possible.  But is love enough for an addict? This is not just a problem for teens but also, young adults. Is it possible to love that person and not get hurt yourself?  I don't think so.  You want to help so much, but what if that person is old enough to make his own decisions and has been for years.Addiction is like a war.  It's a war within yourself and sometimes wars are won and sometimes they are lost.   What happens to those left behind?  How do they deal with the loss?  It's more than just a loss from death, much more. You're  left  to grieve and hurt.  Everyone can tell you it will get better, but sometimes it doesn't get any better.  It's a constant gnawing at your heart and soul.  It's not like everyone grieves the same.  Everyone is different so you can't tell someone how to face this loss.  They have to find their own way. That warm, loving place in your heart and soul is left with a deep dark hole in its place. The addict can fight the disease but sometimes they get so tired of losing the battle that they can't go on any more.Drugs and alcohol are both diseases and I've seen both. A person isn't himself when drunk or high.  They do and say things that are so out of character for them.  This affects everyone that cares. Sisters, friends, fathers, brothers and mothers are just a few.  Some people deal with the loss by being someone they aren't.  They shut out everyone that cares, really cares. Sometimes a long distance grows between family members over the loss. I've not been one of the fortunate few who see the person as a recovering alcoholic or drug addict.  Recovery is a struggle in itself.  Some can't stay clean. Others fight the fight and win. The loss of an addict or alcoholic can devastate and sometimes destroy the people who love them.Sometimes the strength isn't strong enough.  The only thing you can really do for your loved one is BE THERE, even if it's only over the phone.  Let the person know you are there for them!!!!!! Don't quit loving them. It's not something you just choose to happen to you.  It chooses you.
The author wrote a good book that should be read by anyone dealing with, NO, anyone at all.  Just because you're not in that place now, it could happen tomorrow or the next day.  Be vigilant, there are signs.

I received a complimentary copy of UNICORN from the author, L.E. Get and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased view.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 SOLID STARS.

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Monday, March 7 – Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Tuesday, March 8 – Book Feature at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, March 9 – Book Feature at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Thursday, March 10 – Guest Blogging at Mythical Books
Friday, March 11 – Book Feature at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Monday, March 14 – Book Feature at My Bookish Pleasures
Tuesday, March 15 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, March 17 – Book Feature at CBY Book Club
Friday, March 18 – Book Review at Fascinating Quest
Monday, March 21 – Interview at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, March 22 – Book Review at Room With Books
Thursday, March 24 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, March 28 – Book Feature at Jody’s Book Reviews
Monday, March 28 – Book Feature at Booklover Sue
Tuesday, March 29 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, March 31 – Book Review at Live Love Books



1 comment:

Dorothy Thompson said...

Wow 5 gold stars! Thanks Gayle!