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Vodka, Lies, and “Percs”

My Escape from the Darkness of Alcoholism and Addiction

by Eric L. Conine Jr.


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Would you do anything to get sober?

This is Eric’s inspirational story of his fall into the dark, gripping, self-imprisonment of addiction, the isolation of alcoholism, and his rise into the freedom of recovery. He foolishly tried to escape one addiction by using another and found himself in a much worse predicament. The situation was grave, and he was close to death. Eric risked losing everything, his health, family, and friends, to be high and drunk. Until he was so desperate and humbled, he surrendered and accepted his disease, asked for help, and chose life, or did it choose him? He had to let go of his past and embrace his future. He battled his addictive demons and faced his fear of living without alcohol and drugs. Eric drank for so long it became his only coping mechanism and the disease had convinced him there was no other way. He hurt many of his loved ones on his path of self-destruction and needed to make amends. Could he be honest with himself and others, could he be forgiven? Could he forgive himself? He had to learn how to live sober. This is Eric’s intriguing journey of despair and hope. His experience with life, death, and his search for the meaning of spirituality and lasting recovery.

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Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Black & White Paperback, 178 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 31, 2024)
ISBN10: 1977271359
ISBN13: 9781977271358

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Eric L. Conine Jr.Eric has been sober for more than a decade. He remains sober by working a balanced program and helping other alcoholics. He has acquired healthier habits to fill the void created by the removal of alcohol and drugs. Staying in shape, mind, body, and spirit. Giving back some of what he has received in recovery keeps him in the solution. He has devoted himself to this new life and sobriety has become his passion. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969, he has been with his wife Lori for over twenty years, they are happily married, and are the parents of two wonderful children. He authored this book with the help of his dear friend Denny D., who sadly passed away during the process. Denny was sober for over forty years; he also was a journalist, published author, retired as editor of a major newspaper, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional journalists Hall of Fame in 2008. His contribution, influence, and editing expertise are apparent throughout the book. Eric shared his story hoping it would reach others plagued with the affliction of addiction and the disease of alcoholism.
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