The Lost Years. It's a book about addiction and alcoholism from the viewpoint of a mother and her daughter, who was addicted and living on the streets for several years. The daughter suffered terrible things for the sake of drugs. It's probably one of the most riveting books that I've read. It is written as a dual narrative with the mother sharing her feelings about the extent that she was willing to go to get her daughter back, until she learned to look to her own recovery. Eventually, tough love, intervention and rehabilitation brought the family back together. I recommend this book because it includes a lot of good recovery for the addict and the parent.
I only have this night at home before I'm heading to Atlanta for another meeting. I feel as if I'm running and about to catch myself. I plan to drive back from Atlanta on Friday and spend a quiet weekend on the boat. I need some time away from the meeting crowd, airports, and rushing to get no where.
And I want to get back to my regular meeting schedule as soon as I can. Next week will be a relatively "normal" schedule for me. No more running, just office work, Al-Anon meetings, and time at home. Sounds good to me.
Until I have time to catch up with your posts.....take it easy.