Starfish: A Mother's Recovery from Addiction

When heroin and opiates became essential to Donna George than life itself, everything else fell away, even her children Only when she was busted and forced to choose between jail or a radical rehab called Sunflower House, did one last chance appear She feared the hardcore program, but the easier, kinder ones hadn t worked Maybe tough counselors and an assortment ofWhen heroin and opiates became essential to Donna George than life itself, everything else fell away, even her children Only when she was busted and forced to choose between jail or a radical rehab called Sunflower House, did one last chance appear She feared the hardcore program, but the easier, kinder ones hadn t worked Maybe tough counselors and an assortment of colorful characters could help her find the way through the madness, back to her daughters and her better self A gritty, inspirational memoir about addiction and recovery.
Starfish A Mother s Recovery from Addiction When heroin and opiates became essential to Donna George than life itself everything else fell away even her children Only when she was busted and forced to choose between jail or a radical rehab ca

  • Title: Starfish: A Mother's Recovery from Addiction
  • Author: Donna M. George
  • ISBN: 9781490448695
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Starfish: A Mother's Recovery from Addiction”

    1. Starfish: A Mothers Recovery from Addiction is an inspiring, raw, unflinchingly honest account of one mothers journey through addiction and recovery. I was in the process of reading another really good book that I was enjoying but for some reason my mind was just going ninety miles per hour and I couldn't concentrate on it so I downloaded a few free books, this being one of them and after reading a few chapters from the other ones I tried this one and I could not put it down. I've been reading a [...]

    2. I won Starfish from a Giveaway.This book was inspirational and was the perfect first book for me to finish reading in 2014. It's a story about a mother who becomes addicted to drugs and ends up neglecting her daughters. Through a rehabilitation program, she makes life changes and reflects on the woman she was and the woman she wants to be.I appreciated this memoir because it shows me a side of humanity I am unfamiliar with. I am currently in school for social work and I always shirk away from a [...]

    3. Starfish is a gritty story of Donna, a mother who lost sight of reality in the grip of her serious drug addiction. She lost the things that were most dear to her, her kids and her freedom, in the depths of her disease. Starfish is the story of how a hard-core drug treatment program broke through the walls she'd surrounded herself with and helped her come to terms with her pain. It is a candid look at the lowest point in Donna's life and her slow and difficult climb back up.Along the way, we see [...]

    4. I won this book through Giveaway. This interesting, true story of Donna George's experience in a drug treatment program at Sunflower House was very touching and well-written. Her descriptions of the other residents made me care about them, and I was pulled in to her honest personal story: her abused childhood, drug use, losing her children, and her struggle and success through what I thought was a very harsh, dramatic and somewhat disturbing, 'cultish' drug program - though it worked for her wh [...]

    5. This was a compelling book and I found that I had trouble putting it down. Its not a "how to" book or filled with recovery slogans - its one woman's personal experiences with addiction, motherhood, and trying to cope with living in a therapeutic community. It is well written and easy to follow and makes you feel as if you are right there beside Donna.I have worked in the recovery field for many years and this was the best descriptor of a TC that I have read. But, even if you are not in the field [...]

    6. I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review. I cannot say enough about this book. As someone who does work in addictions, and a newcomer to the field, this book was an amazing realistic glimpse into the life of someone who has finally surrendered to the process. I read the introductory poem to people I know and they cried because the reality of Donna's situation reminded them in many ways of their lives. I will be recommending this to all those who have an addiction of A [...]

    7. I won this book through the Good Reads giveaway. It was a very moving story of a woman's recovery from addiction so that she could reunite with her daughters. Even if you haven't struggled with addiction there are some very good lessons to be learned.

    8. Very interesting in depth look at a confrontational treatment center. True story in my hometown. Informative and at times sad. A personal look at this kind of recovery.

    9. A wonderful book. Touched me deep, this woman and her descend into drug addiction and how her priorities and her child no longer are as important as the drugs. How a few seconds of clarity you get while on drugs makes you realize that life is so wrong and the choice to continue to do wrong or the choice to accept, deal, heal and continue on. Wonderfully told, highly recommend

    10. A memoir about a mother and the demons of addiction that she overcomes through an intense inhouse rehabilitation program

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