The loss of a marriage. The disruption of life plans. The death of a son.
Read about a mother's immersion into the world of addiction with encounters no one can prepare for. From arrests, overdoses, homelessness, and death, the fight against hopelessness was a daily battle.
"Pattie Vargas has a message for every woman in America: never give up. Through unimaginable pain, Pattie has found a way out---and a path forward to help others. It's not just a journey in her shoes, but a roadmap to keep living."
Addiction Recovery Advocate
Bestselling Author of American Fix & Unsettled
"Pattie is a voice for the voiceless and has been instrumental in changing the conversation, hearts, and minds to dismantle the negative stereotypes associated with Substance Use Disorder, addiction and recovery.”
Director, Family Support and Advocacy
Partnership to End Addiction
"My friend Pattie Vargas has learned that victimhood is an inside job, and she shares her journey out of that prison in this beautiful book. The things that happen to us don’t have to be the final chapter unless we choose to let it be so.”
Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Therapist | Speaker | Educator
Bestselling Author of THE CHOICE
"There is collective power in our stories and experiences, and both can create meaningful, sustainable change in how our country views and treats SUD. Pattie is a shining example of how one person's voice can erase stigma, raise awareness, educate others, and change policy.”
Co-Founder at The Voices Project
Recovery Advocacy Project