#DarrylStrawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction, scheduled for release on October 16th, shows just how far Darryl will go to safeguard others from the pitfalls he experienced battling the brain #disease better known as #addiction. The book already the #1 New Release in the Drug Dependency #Recovery category on Amazon. “My brain is broken,” is what Darryl Strawberry said in 2001 about his #struggle with addiction. Today, he shares his story of triumph over addiction and #mentalillness to help others caught in the same #darkness. “Darryl’s passionate book will connect with sufferers of the world-wide drug epidemic,” said Dr. Oz, host of the #DrOz Show. “He takes readers into the physical, psychological and emotional nature of addiction while providing #hope and #encouragement.” Don’t Give Up on Me goes above and beyond his #NewYorkTimes #bestseller STRAW by skillfully weaving Darryl’s story of #childhood #abuse, #anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, and ultimately his recovery, with easy-to-understand explanations of addictions. This time, his story is presented through the eyes of a psychoanalyst, neuropsychiatrist, a licensed #clinical #social worker and other top addiction specialists.
Rich Capiola, M.D., Medical Director of Oglethorpe, Inc. mental health and addiction hospitals, worked with Darryl on the book, and encourages loved ones not to give up on people who suffer from addiction.
Don’t Give Up on Me speaks to all people, from those still trapped in the grasp of addiction, to family and friends of addicts struggling to understand the disease. It offers comfort to those in recovery, helping them realize they are not alone in this struggle, and that this disease doesn’t discriminate – even a wealthy world-class athlete like Darryl Strawberry is susceptible. Whether the addiction is #alcohol, #heroin or other #opiates, #sex,#gambling or other compulsions, this book shares the hard truths and hopeful messages for anyone impacted by this deadly brain disease.
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