Next up today I’m on the blog tour for The Addiction Manifesto by J R Weaver, an inspiring story of addiction and recovery……

about the book

Title: The Addiction Manifesto
Author: J R Weaver
Genre: Non-Fiction/Addiction & Recovery
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Estimated page count: 178
Formats available: Paperback and eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing (6 July 2021)
Tour organised by: Zooloo’s Book Tours

2020 International Book Awards Finalist for Health: Addiction & Recovery

“Some people won’t believe in you, and that’s ok, this journey isn’t about them. It’s about you.”

The Addiction Manifesto has been uniquely designed to provide you with a new perspective on recovery and will show you that anything is possible.

In this deeply personal book, JR Weaver has crafted a raw insight into his life and how he’s been affected by substance abuse over the past 20 years. He details his recovery process and how he’s dealt with loss.

With this book he wishes to help people on their journey to recovery. His realistic approach details his journey to try to have a normal life again.

If you’re going through addiction recovery or want to help someone who is… This book allows you to fain a greater understanding of substance abuse and its many challenges.

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

Firstly, congratulations to Jerry for all the time he has been sober! You’re smashing it!

This is a raw and inspiring insight into Jerry’s battle with addiction and recovery.  It gives us a real view into the struggles of a person battling with addiction – the trouble they’ll get themselves into for their next fix, and the guilt and shame that follows them later on.  Jerry talks about his personal journey, relapses and how and when he made the decision to put everything into his recovery.  He talks about the people he lost along the way, but is realistic in the fact that we can’t turn back time, only make amends and look to the future.

As a person who hasn’t touched alcohol for nearly two years, some parts of this really resonated with me.  I AM that person that can never have just one – one glass was always a bottle, and a night out would go on as long as I could make it.  I stopped drinking because I knew my body needed a break and because of some of my drunken behaviour and decisions – and I know I can’t go back.  And Jerry covers the reasons for this perfectly,  This was a great reminder to me that I can’t slip back, and I”m just truly grateful that I’ve never touched drugs as I’m sure that could have turned into a slippery slope for me.

There are a ton of inspirational quotes in here that will get you thinking, and the second half of the book is filled with others addiction and recovery stories. Some are truly heartbreaking but all are inspiring.  It goes to show that, no matter the struggle, people CAN and WILL win against their addiction.  I came away feeling super proud of Jerry and all those who are in recovery,

If you know someone with an addiction, are a person with an addiction or just want a real insight into the reality of battling an addiction, then you really should check this out.  Thank you Jerry, and the others, for sharing your stories with us.  These will definitely help and inspire others in similar situations.

about the author

JR Weaver lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a veteran of the United States Army and now specializes in helping other veterans adapt and adjust to the civilian world while dealing with issues such as PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. Jerry was like many veterans, lost and confused after finishing his time in uniform. His life quickly spiraled out of control, and he was at the breaking point. It was during his recovery and regrowth period where Jerry discovered the healing power of writing. He began writing down his thoughts and processing feelings and has gone on to become a staunch advocate for veteran’s addiction and recovery.

Follow Jerry online: Facebook ~ Instagram | @jrweaver0 ~ Twitter | @jrweaver0 ~ Website

follow the tour

Thanks to Zoe for inviting me on to the tour and to Jerry for my copy of the book.  All views are my own.

Have a great day all.

Chelle x

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