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Is someone you love addicted? Have you found yourself wondering if all efforts to "help" or "fix" your loved one are really going in the right direction? Addictions to prescription meds, opioids, alcohol and other substances are growing at exponential rates and ripping our families apart. What are the best strategies to help someone in bondage to a substance that drive real results? 

When Jason Coombs' mother discovered her son was addicted to drugs and alcohol, she searched everywhere for resources and guidance that would grant her a spark of hope. She researched websites on the topic only to find a mixed bag of mediocre suggestions and an array of conflicting opinions. She was desperate for tools that could drive measurable results. Yet, her seemingly endless search for helpful guidance led her down a rabbit hole with no end in sight. 

Unhooked is the book, written by her recovered son, now leading his own treatment center, she wishes would have been available back then.

©2019 Jason Coombs (P)2020 Jason Coombs

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Wonderful book

This is an amazing book. Thank you Jason for sharing your story and giving your gift.

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A healthy base for all aspects of life.

We all experience ups and downs in our lives. Some of those peaks are higher than others, and some of the valleys are lower. While listening to this book as a person without addiction to traditional things, I found a new way of honing myself thanks to Jason’s insight and guiding words.

The perspective given by Jason is raw and relatable. By sharing his story with great detail we are all able to comprehend how to help or be helped. Backed by factual based study and peer reviewed science Jason makes this very digestible while still keeping the core of recovery strong and structured.

Thank you Jason for putting this into the world. It has helped me, and I know it will help anyone it reaches!

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If you have an addicted love one BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

I am so thankful for this book. It has been life changing for me and so very helpful. Before reading this book I had no hope. I was lost, scared and confused. Navigating through the trauma of a loved one that is addicted isn’t for the weak. After reading the book I now understand the disease better. I didn’t cause it, I can’t cure it but I can certainly can contribute to it. I am off the beach and my emotional raincoat is on. I am able to love him unconditionally with boundaries and respect. I now have hope and a new set of lenses. He is so worth it. I only wish I read this book sooner. I am going to buy copies to hand out to others. Anyone walking aside an addicted loved one needs to read this book. Thank you for doing what you do Jason. I only hope a book is in the works for the recovering addict. You have a way with words and your story is so darn inspiring. You are an overcomer!!!! Keep being a light in this dark world!!!

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Jason's book is without equal!

Jason's book and his entire approach to this subject have been incredibly helpful to us as we have dealt with our son's addiction. We've read and reread it and given copies to other family members to help them as well. Don't wait, get this book today and you won't regret it.

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Great Book

Such a compelling story. Great help as I work with my son dealing with issues. Helped me understand what I need to do going forward.

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will listen to it again.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I am going to have my parents listen to it as well. I related to some your experiences and I know my parents will relate to your parents. Thank you for sharing your story!

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There is hope

This book has a lot of solutions to this horrible disease of addiction. I highly recommend this book if you are struggling with addiction or you have a loved one struggling with addiction. I personally got a lot out of this book and hopefully I can use the tools to change my life one day at a time.

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What an incredible perspective!

Jason, thank you so much for this incredible book. I loved every minute of it and I couldn’t stop reading it. I can see how easy it is for us to make so many mistakes pertaining to our loved ones. This book has been so helpful for me understanding the mind and the heart of the addict and how I might best be able to be there for them. Thank you for all you do.

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Loved it!

Jason’s life is so interesting and filled with a lot of good information! I love how he is able to shares the perspective of different people involved in his life. This book gives you an inside look and understanding that only an addict could give. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is trying to understand how to deal with addiction.

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New Perspective because of reading Unhooked!

This book not only helped me personally as my husband went through the BrickHouse Recovery program, but has forever changed my perspective!
I recently took a trip to Reno Nevada. I saw many men and women holding signs on corners asking for money. One night as I was driving back to our Airbnb a lady was jwalking I slowed down because I was unsure if she was going to cross or wait for me. As I got closer I obviously aggravated her and she threw pop at my car, so I sped off. In the mirror I saw her throw the pop can at me. I was confused and angry at the situation. Me and my daughter talked about how weird it was. Later that night I had an overwhelming sense of compassion for that woman, I realized she could be like Jason was at one point in his life. Living the streets, hooked and focused on just getting his next fix. I would have never been aware or had compassion for this woman without reading Unhooked. Knowing Jason’s story will change many lives. I know because it has changed mine. I will forever be grateful for Jason and his vulnerability in sharing his story. I also loved how he added his family’s thoughts and feelings at the end. Please read this book and share it with others!! It will changes peoples lives!

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