Sunday, May 6, 2012


Bill Clegg

A Review

Ninety Days - it really doesn’t seem like so long a time.  But for those who struggle with addictions one type or another, it can seem like an eternity.  The author has gone to great efforts to help the reader to understand the mix of success and failure faced by many addicts as they seek to find sobriety in their lives.

As the book ends, the journey is not over.  One does not recover - but must forever remain in recovery if the addict is to find the serenity that each of us needs. At first, it may come a day or two at a time, then in weeks, and finally months.  And the book tells of a journey to reach 90 days, it is a book of starts and restarts as the author battles relapses.  

As I read, I moved from caring for the author and his struggles, to name calling, to just plain anger - how could this guy be so stupid?  The addict is not stupid - he is sick.  And like any chronic illness, there is likely no cure,  only strategies that one needs to learn to move through each day.   Strategies that must be continued for a lifetime.

Drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, and family, are themes that are addressed in the course of the Bill Clegg’s trip to sobriety.  For those who follow my reviews, be aware that this book is not particularly Christian - it gives a very real and a very raw look at the struggle of one addict to reach some form of sobriety.  Having said that, the book is recommended for those who are walking alongside an addict in recovery - whatever their faith.  
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.

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