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Publisher Description

By the age of twenty, Joey has OD'd, attempted suicide, quit college, survived a near-fatal car accident, done time behind bars, and been kicked out of rehab. Now manipulative and hateful, the once sweet and charming Joey is long gone.

This is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hang on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same thing as giving up.

Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction. Despairing parents of addicts will find comfort in this stark, yet hopeful tale.

Sandra Swenson is the mother of two sons. As a member of the Junior Women's Club of Chevy Chase, Sandy created the Bistro Boyz, a program for young men from the National Center for Children and Families' Greentree Adolescent Program. She lives in Austin, Texas.

August 25
Central Recovery Press, LLC
Perseus Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

Lyn10101 ,

The Joey Song

This book touched me deeply. Thank you for sharing your story.

Mmadd1234 ,

Powerful Story

If you have loved someone with an addiction this story is impossible to put down. Raw and honest. This mom's journey is so real and she shares it so beautifully from her heart.

Mekstl ,

Our Story / Joey Song

I read the Joey Song in one day. Could not put it down, as it is our story, my wife & I.
The book took me down memory lane....
9 years back....living thru hell and wondering now how my wife & I are still sane.
We are sane because we had to be....to raise her
son, now our adopted son.
And to keep life as we know it going forward ,as
we do have another daughter.
My 27 year old addict daughter is Joey. She is serving the last year of a four year sentence for
3 felonies in a Missouri state prison.
You are so right ....legal pot is a crazy idea.

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