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Publisher's Summary

As a young man, I faced many adversities while struggling to find myself through a brutal nineteen-year war with drug and alcohol addiction, all the while suffering from anxiety, depression, and PTSD. During that war I was kidnapped, dodged a disturbing death on multiple occasions, suffered a minor stroke due to head trauma, and survived the internal warfare that almost ended with me taking my own life. Tormented by dark spirits and enlightened by the good, I was gifted to another opportunity at living a meaningful life. With God's underserving grace and incomprehensible mercy, I share my experience, strength, and hope with you, to prove recovery from addiction is not only 100 percent possible, but we can in turn, aid and assist our brothers and sisters in our communities.

Joel Carroll is an advocate for men, women and children, who battle with drug addiction and suffer from mental illness. In 2013 he transformed his life, from an alcoholic and an addict, to a man who aids and assists others during their times of struggle. He also transformed from a liar and a thief, to an honest and giving man who loves his family dearly. After graduating from the Salvation Army of Tucson's six-month rehabilitation program, Joel has dedicated his life to serving God and the communities he once ravaged.

©2021 Joel Carroll (P)2021 Joel Carroll

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  • 13-06-2022

Powerful

An inspiring story. It held my attention from beginning to end. A must book for anyone dealing with addiction.

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  • 27-05-2022

the struggle is real!!!

IT'S RAW!!
IT'S REAL!!
IT'S POWERFUL!!
A difficult journey to sobriety, I am truly inspired by this man's courage to overcome the evils of drugs and alcohol abuse !! It gives me courage to continue in my own journey to succeed in life and sobriety!!

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  • 18-05-2022

inspirational

I loved the book I love how he gets so into detail and I can relate with ALOT of what he felt JOEL CAROLL YOU ARE AMAZING AND AN INSPIRATION TO MANY I KNOW YOUR TESTIMONY ALONE WILL HELP SO MANY THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE OUT EVERYWHERE!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR SUCCESS💯🙏🤗

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  • 13-05-2022

Truly an inspiration story

The presentation of this book was wonderful. As for the story it’s self, it’s a phenomenal representation of the real struggles of both mental illness and addiction. I commend the author Joel Carrol for signing a light on such a taboo subject. His journey is truly an inspiration. If you or someone you know is battling addiction or mental illness I would suggest giving this book a listen or two, because by sharing his story Joel’s shows us all there is a light at the end of tunnel.

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