Destruction By One’s Own Hand
What is the difference between an addiction and a habit? Anyone with strong particular affinities might well wonder if these urges are a source of danger. Addicts are willing to do anything to scratch their psychic itch. Those around them gape in horror at the ease with which addicts compromise their sanity, good name, and fortune.
˃˃˃ Mishaps and Failures And Mind Boggling Compulsions
In Love and Kisses from My Padded Cell, Dr. Ellie Katz recounts the struggles of ten men and women who fell victim to the irresistible draw of addiction. There is no lack of tragedy, pathos or remorse, but there is also a hint of comedy as we explore the lives of people who have run counter to their true essences and behaved like genuine jackasses.
˃˃˃ The hero in each of these tales is not the rehab counselor nor the Twelve-Step Program
The addict is the hero and the addiction is the villain, or maybe they are both the villain. But more than anything else, Love and Kisses from My Padded Cell is about the hope that by sharing these stories other sufferers will be inspired to seek ”” and perhaps even find ”” a better way.
The artfully, yet simplistic, cover of Love and Kisses from My Padded Cell: Clinical Tales of Addition does this book justice. Written by Ellie Katz, a doctor who has always had a need to help people straighten themselves out, the stories of each addict are told with understanding and compassion for the people that bear all. As you read each of the individual’s stories shared in Love and Kisses from My Padded Cell: Clinical Tales of Addiction you are allowed a glimpse of what it’s like to be inside the mind of these tormented souls. Thanks to the wonderful storytelling of the author you are drawn in as each person’s story is told. Each one interspersed with the clinical perspective of the events being described, the reasoning and thought process of the addict, but yet you are able to still form your own opinion of how to feel about what is being shared.
I appreciated that not all the stories told in Love and Kisses from My Padded Cell: Clinical Tales of Addiction ended with a happily ever after because that’s not real life. Instead, the people in this book are still struggling to cope and understand as they live with their addictions. I found the stories in this well written and organized book to be thought-provoking, inspiring, and enlightening. Thanks to flawless editing and a clear direction this book flowed without interruption.