A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir



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[United States] : Post Hypnotic Press, 2020
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9781772561869 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT13930004, 177256186X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 13930004

Read by Paula Becker

A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman's struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker's son Hunter was raised in a safe, nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright, curious child. And yet, addiction found him. "Really brilliant. I often feel that addiction lies right outside in this way. This is a remarkable book. And an utterly terrifying one." - Andrew Solomon, author, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. For many of them, their drug addiction leads to lives of demoralization, homelessness, and constant peril. For parents, a child's addiction upends family life, catapulting them onto a path no longer prescribed by Dr. Spock, but by Dante's Inferno. Within this ten-year crucible, Paula is transformed by an excruciating, inescapable truth: the difference between what she can do and what she cannot do

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