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The Lost Years : Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
by Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry


Overview - A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, prostitution, burglary and violent rape until her near death on the floor of a homeless shelter completely alone at the age of twenty-one. Adding a heart-wrenching counterpart to the story, Kristina's mother, Connie, tells of her powerlessness to help her addicted daughter, the break-up of her unhappy marriage and how she comes to terms with her own co-dependency. She is also faced with the worst choice a mother has to make, to close the door on Kristina, sending her onto the streets in order to save herself and protect her other children. Then follows the remarkable story of Kristina's recovery as she lives through rehab, her mother's tough love and the years of acclimating herself to living a normal life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780977761814
  • ISBN-10: 0977761819
  • Publisher: Jeffers Press
  • Publish Date: October 2006
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 6.08 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Self-Help > Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcohol
Books > Family & Relationships > Parenting - Motherhood

 
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