“Ten the Hard Way: True Stories of Addiction and Recovery,” by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., Catherine Townsend-Lyon and other contributing guest authors is a collection of stories of how ten individuals dealt with addiction and recovery in their own lives. This fascinating book that is written in each of the participants own unbridled words is riveting! Readers will join them on journeys that include pain, fear, hopelessness, death, hope, faith, friendship, spirituality, truth, failures, and success in Recovery!
Some of the individual’s names have been changed to protect their privacy, others have gone on to become professionals in the addiction recovery industry as Best-Selling Authors, Radio Personalities, Business and more.
For the ones that didn’t make it, we lift them up and tell their stories in the hope of helping someone else. Some of the stories deal with processing addictions while others deal with substance and gambling abuse. A big thank you to those who had the courage to step forward and tell their stories so that others may be healed. Hear our voices as we inform and educate through our stories…
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon is the best-selling Author of her shocking debut Memoir “Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Walmart Online and now her new compilation book titled; “Ten the Hard Way; True Stories of Addiction and Recovery” released October 2017.
Catherine has fast become well known in the addiction & recovery communities. Her book shares her raw, unedited and haunting past of gambling addiction, living with mental health challenges, a childhood trauma, and abuse survivor, as she helps many in recovery and advocates about these important issues to Shatter Stigma, Raise Awareness, and Educate the public, and those who have been ‘touched’ by the same. Her mission is to spread HOPE to others looking to recover and warn that suicide is not an option or answer for someone with a gambling addiction.
Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Provincial Superintendent, Ph.D., DCC, DDVA, DLC, DD, NCIP, NCAMP, IMAC
This Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Poet has dedicated his life to Education, Awareness, and Prevention to help change and save the lives of those afflicted with addiction, their families, and those who want to help them. He has decades of life experience, education, work-related experience; however, perhaps the most valuable information that Rev. Dr. Coughlin possesses that sits atop of his incredible resume of over 35 books of many kinds of recovery wisdom.