The Journey of an Incorrigible Alcoholic: The Paths I Chose and the Ones I Didn't: Addiction, Depression, Suicide, Grief, by Erickson, Earl D.
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- ISBN: 9780595513277 | 0595513271
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/21/2010
EARL ERICKSON IS NO STRANGER TO ADDICTION, DEPRESSION, SUICIDE, AND GRIEF. He's had eleven drunk driving convictions. He tried to commit suicide twice. He nearly drank himself to death after his wife, Bobbie, died from brain cancer. Drinking and getting drunk was the only way he knew how to stifle his feelings and mask the pain.In this memoir, Erickson narrates the often painful story of his life- from his normal childhood upbringing to his out-of-control adult life to his sobriety. He tells of the tragedies that shaped his life: finding his brother's lifeless body after he committed suicide and mourning the untimely death of another brother from liver cirrhosis. He recalls a string of broken relationships and bouts with serious depression.But at the age of fifty, Erickson received a powerful message from a higher power while on a solo camping trip in 2003, and he's been sober since.The Journey of an Incorrigible Alcoholic: The Paths I Chose and the Ones I Didn'ttells one man's story of recovery and hope.