NEW YORK—October 23, 2018—Morgan James’s new release, The Weight of a Feather: A Mother’s Journey Through the Opiates Addiction Crisis by Lynda Hacker Araoz, chronicles the relationship between a mother and her son on his journey into the dark world of addiction, and his final recovery years later. It gives a fresh look at the world of addiction and the enduring strength of a mother/son relationship.
Lynda Araoz is ruthlessly candid about the deception, betrayal, and violence inherent in the world of addiction, as well as the pitfalls and the potholes on the pathway to recovery. However, she balances out the weight of her family’s struggles with lighter moments of connection to the son she once knew and the absurdities they encounter along the path to recovery. Above all, The Weight of a Feather is a testimony to the enduring strength of a mother/son relationship. It brings comfort and hope to others who are going through a similar ordeal and provides insight for those who wonder why recovery seems to be so elusive.
Statistics of the opiate epidemic, or crisis as it is often called, indicate that more than 50,000 Americans die of drug overdoses each year. The Weight of a Feather offers camaraderie and hope for the families who are struggling with a family member’s opiate addiction. It is a go-to resource for communities who are trying to address the problem of addiction. Community forums are springing up in every county and concerns are being voiced in every possible platform. The Weight of a Feather offers insight into the nature of addiction, as well as highlights flaws within the treatment process that impede recovery and contribute to the current high rate of recidivism.
Furthermore, Araoz exposes the pitfalls and potholes in the process of addiction recovery. She opens the door for family dynamics when addiction is added into the mix. The final pages of The Weight of a Feather are a powerful testimony of God’s presence during tragedy and renews hope for the thousands of Christians currently struggling with addiction in their own families. Araoz urges a fresh look at the world of addiction and a new model for its treatment considering its impact on families across the country.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Lynda Hacker Araoz, please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.
About the Author: Lynda Hacker Araoz spent years trying to find help for her son who was addicted to heroin. She has a master’s degree in Social Work and English. She has worked as a teacher, adolescent therapist, and special education director. She has written for Guideposts, Mysterious Ways, Berkshire Homestyle, and other local newspapers and magazines. Lynda currently lives in Valatie, NY.
More About This Title: The Weight of a Feather: A Mother’s Journey Through the Opiates Addiction Crisis by Lynda Hacker Araoz, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on October 23, 2018. The Weight of a Feather—ISBN 978-1683509196—has 136 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $14.95.
About Morgan James Publishing: Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com)
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