The Shrink’s Links: The Night of the Gun

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Cultural commentator, David Carr, of the New York Times, died recently. He was a recovering cocaine addict.

Fourteen years after he stopped using, he decided to write a book about his addiction. Being the journalist he was, he did not write it the usual way, as a memoir. He knew that, as an addict, his version of events could not be trusted; so he interviewed everyone he could find who witnessed his addiction and was involved in his recovery. A brave, brave thing.

His conclusion? His recovery was not a personal accomplishment. Many people were involved, many people helped.

You might say it takes a village to recover an addict.

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Published by Keith R Wilson

I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. My newest book is The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad. I recently published a workbook connected to it titled, How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again. I also have another self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. I’ve also published two novels, a satire of the mental health field: Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic, and Intersections , which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. If you prefer your reading in easily digestible bits, with or without with pictures, I have created a Twitter account @theshrinkslinks. MyFacebook page is called Keith R Wilson – Author.

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