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Saving Jake

When Addiction Hits Home
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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D'Anne Burwell's smart, athletic son - raised in a loving and prosperous home - begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder. Struggling with fear, guilt, and a desperate need to protect her son, D'Anne grapples with her husband's anger and her daughter's depression as the family disease of addiction impacts them all. She discovers the terrifying links between prescription-drug abuse and skyrocketing heroin use. And she comes to understand that to save her child she must step back and allow him to fight for his own soul.  

Saving Jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope. Above all, it is a powerful personal story of love and redemption.

©2015 D'Anne Burwell (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Corina
  • Chandler, az United States
  • 08-08-19

Loved it!

The author’s story gives me hope! Thank you for telling it. I also look forward to digging into some resources she mentions in her book.

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Excellently describes when addiction hits home!

In sharing her family's struggles with her son's substance use disorder/addiction, D'Anne Burwell offers family members a way to influence in a positive way their loved one's road towards recovery. I really like how Burwell intersperses her directness from her journal and other things she learned from reading/research/Al-Anon with/to her son. The discussions in her head and heart versus what she says or does out loud are very helpful....very poignant.......keep your tissues handy but also a pen to take notes--she offers excellent usable insights in how to transverse this difficult journey ...

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  • LBlanco
  • 04-14-19

Beautiful

A real and honest description about addiction and how this disease affect the addicts and their families. I hope this audiobook spreads awareness and help the families around the world that are suffering from the fight against opiate addiction or the loss of a loved one.

This is an epidemic and the combination of heroin and fentanyl is killing a lot of young people in the United States. Recovery is possible but no without help and support.

I am very grateful for discovering this audiobook. It is full of beautiful words and the amzing story of the true love of a mother towards her son. Her patience and kindness helped to give his son a second chance in life.

Thank you very much for this gift for the soul.