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Swenson, Sandra. The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction. Central Recovery. Sept. 2014. 200p., ISBN 9781937612719. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781937612726.PSYCH

Swenson relates an honest, courageous story of her many years of struggle with her defiant, delusional, and addicted son. Instead of yet another personal memoir from a recovering addict, Swenson displays a valuable focus on how the toxic corrosion of addiction affects relationships with family and friends. She also shares how writing her story helped to release some of the pain, ventilate her anxieties, and allowed her to better manage the never-ending worries about her son’s problems and his shaky future, even as he failed to realize that only he had the power to change his life. Swenson candidly admits that her son’s addiction remains active and explains how she learned to refocus her efforts on other parents of loved ones suffering from substance abuse who might need help finding a path to recovery. This heart­breaking tale of a hurting family is the flip side of the usual heartwarming recovery story shared in most addicts’ memoirs. Coming to grips with the reality that it hurts more to hang on than to let go is a water­shed moment in the lives of most parents struggling with an addicted child. ­VERDICT: Swenson’s cathartic account reveals her complex feelings about her troubled son that will connect with readers going through similar experiences in their families.—Dale Farris, Groves, TX

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Sometimes addicts don't recover, but with love and faith their families can.

By the age of twenty, Joey had OD’d, attempted suicide, dropped out of 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 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.

“As a physician specializing in the treatment of addiction, and as a parent who has struggled with addiction in my own family, I found The Joey Song to be a moving portrayal of a family plagued by the complex issues of a child’s addiction.” - David E. Smith, MD, FASAM, FAACT, Founder of Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics of San Francisco


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This book put a lot of things in perspective for me and I know that anyone that reads it will only gain knowledge and better und 8. September 2014
Von sarah Benjamin - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I received this book on friday and had it read by saturday. I am a juvenile probation officer and work with lots of kids that are addicts. This book put a lot of things in perspective for me and I know that anyone that reads it will only gain knowledge and better understand the disease. Thanks for publishing this book and sharing your life with the world!!!
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A Must-Read for parents 30. September 2014
Von Beryl S. Bissell - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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For those of us who've wrestled with the anguish of loving a child bent on self-destruction, this mother’s story is a “must read.” Sandra Swenson’s oldest son, Joey, is such a child. Like many of us, Sandra missed the signs of addiction in her young son. She attributed his loss of interest in school, his growing hostility, volatile anger, and hateful behavior to teenage angst. Like most of us, she struggled to help her son deal with what she believed were simply behavioral and emotional issues without realizing that beneath Joey’s behavior lurked the twin monsters of alcohol and drugs. Even when Joey’s actions strained the family’s emotional stability and drained their resources, Sandra kept trying to help her son. She stuck with him as he crashed cars, OD’d, and attempted suicide. For years, she believed that with the right placement and understanding, Joey would rise from his self-imposed hell. It took years for Sandra to realize that she could not save her son. That loving him meant letting go. She concludes the book without knowing what lies ahead for her son. This is not a happy story, but it carries a powerful message. While our children might move into a place where we can no longer follow, we must not blame ourselves for our failure to save them. Our children, much as they might blame us, must assume responsibility for their choices. Their lives depend on it.
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Riveting book that speak to anyone who wants a better understanding of the heartbreak of loving an addict but not the addiction. 7. September 2014
Von I love a good read - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book is a must read for any family struggling with addiction and for the rest of us too. Sandra Swenson is the kind of mom we all can relate to - just a "regular" parent trying her best to raise two sons. Her struggle as she comes to terms with Joey's addiction including the numerous "second chances" (and third and fourth and fifth) brought home to me the pain and heartbreak in loving an addict. There is so much media attention about addiction; this book really taught me what it is like to have to come to the heartbreaking realization that a loved one is addicted and how powerless a parent can feel when confronted with a child in the throes of addiction. I recommend it for everyone because everyone knows at least someone who is either struggling with addiction or who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that a family member is addicted.
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Shared from the heart - a mother's addiction journey and a powerful resource for all of us 16. September 2014
Von Dave Cooke - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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“The Joey Song – A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction” is a powerful, honest, and very authentic story of a mom's journey with her oldest son’s addiction.

Every parent dealing with addiction in their world has a story. Their stories are often painful, disturbing, heartbreaking and quite difficult to share and articulate. While each of these parent stories is unique, they all share many common or similar threads to that of other parents dealing with addiction.

Not every parent is willing to or are capable of being open about their issues, challenges and experiences with addiction. While every parent's addiction related journey is real, painful, and troubling, it can be difficult to find the courage, the safe haven, or the comfort to share them. I applaud and respect Sandy for her ability to find a cathartic release in capturing her thoughts, feelings, ideas, and emotions in writing.

This is a very powerful, insightful read. Sandy does not sugar coat her story. It is open, honest, vulnerable, and insightful. She holds nothing back, shares everything and hides nothing. Most importantly these insights, while telling a story, are also accurate perspectives from her journey that every parent dealing with addiction in their family can all learn from.

Thank you, Sandy for sharing "The Joey Song" with us.
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What an amazing story, by a mother who has obviously endured ... 15. Oktober 2014
Von Lisa Taft - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I just finished reading the book "The Joey Song" by Sandy Swenson. What an amazing story, by a mother who has obviously endured the hell of addiction. I used to think there were no words for what I feel, but Sandy Swenson just proved me wrong. There are words and she nailed it. I found healing in this book, along with the pain of walking in her shoes. This book helped me to sum up this nightmare of addiction and put it into words, the very words that up until now, have been muffled by all the pain and trauma that comes with loving an addict. God be with this family, God be with Joey and God be with all addicts, both currently using and recovering as well as with those who suffer from loving an addict.
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