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Midwest Book Review

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Thank you to the Midwest Book Review for the glowing review of my book:

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Up from Down

Ted Adamson

Westbow

1663 Liberty Dr. Suite #300

Bloomington, IN 47403

9781449725013, $11.95, www.westbowpress.com

Addiction can tear apart our lives. "Up from Down: A True Story of Recovery From Addiction" is a memoir from ...

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Post Traumatic Stress and Addiction

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 6:05 AM

"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which occurs after a negative trauma or event. Living with PTSD can be difficult and painful sometimes leading to addiction by self-medicating."

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I know for a fact that my addiction to both alcohol and drugs was a result of what is now called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. How...

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Alcohol and Afghan Massacre

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Fox News is reporting that Alcohol abuse was involved in the recent murders of Afghan civilians. This is not surprising to me.  Please read the letter on this website from Dr. Malachai Martin where he states demonic possession can occur as a result of alcohol addiction.

This is something that MOST alcohol counselors do not recognize. Doesn't that help explain why an American Soldier can go berserk and do these inhuma...

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Heroin-addicted daughter

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Excerpt:

HIGH RIDGE • There is no parenting manual for this, at least none that Stacey Burke saw. How, she wondered, can a parent help a child survive the grip of heroin?

 

Through a turbulent ride that lasted three years, Burke did plenty to try to help her daughter, Natalie, overcome her heroin addiction. Burke, 51, of High Ridge, lost that struggle in November, when Natalie shot herself to death while high.

 

Natalie Burke, a graduate of Northw...

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Real Alcoholics

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM

This is the sort of post which may get me in trouble, but what the heck. It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for something you are not.


I think it’s important to be honest on this subject. I am not suggesting that anyone go out and start drinking. I am suggesting we need some honesty on this subject. AA gives a lot of lip service to honesty, but I say at its core AA has some really dishonest premises. The most important of those are 1) Alcoholism ...

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Midwest Book Review

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 4:30 AM

Thank you to the reviewer at Midwest Book Review for the nice review


 

The Memoir Shelf

 

Up from Down

Ted Adamson

Westbow

1663 Liberty Dr. Suite #300

Bloomington, IN 47403

9781449725013, $11.95, www.westbowpress.com

 

Addiction can tear apart our lives. "Up from Down: A True Story of Recovery From Addiction" is a mem...

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Truth

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:35 AM

My book offers a unique perspection about alcoholism and addiction in America. Even Christian groups like Celebrate Recovery have it wrong when they call these conditions “Diseases”. Truth: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

What is an Alcoholic?

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

What is an Alcoholic?


The word “Alcoholic” and “Alcoholism” are slippery words. They do not mean the same thing to everyone. For starters, let’s look at how the dictionary defines it.


The Oxford Dictionary (which I was taught is the foremost authority on the English Language while in high school) defines Alcoholic as:


“2suffering from alcoholism: his alcoholic daughter was the cause of his anxiety̶...

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New Book Review at Good Reads

Posted on January 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Cheryl Faith over at Goodreads posted a new book review. Many AA's get upset when I say that a truly recovered drug addict or alcoholic can safely take a drink in moderation. Cheryl however is a bit more open minded. 

Read all the reviews over at Good Reads


Cheryl Faith rated it

"I am always blessed by reading success stories from alchoholics and addicts. This was an easy read and a pleasure.The autho...

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Edited version of my new book

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Mostly my book does not have profanity in it, but there are about 6 places where there is mild profanity. 


A major Christian bookstore has agreed to test market the book, and I have edited some of the word in a revised edition. They are not major changes. 


For example, you might read about some B****** , but it will not be spelled out in the new edition. 


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