Robert Hayward, a recovering opioid addict and licensed drug and alcohol counselor facilitating the Wellbriety Program on the Spokane Indian Reservation, has completed his new book, "Killing Pain: Understanding the Opioid Pandemic and the American Obsession with Oxycontin, Heroin, and Other Painkillers": a potent and true story of how addiction can begin and its devastating impact on people's lives.
"I was clean and sober for six wonderful years after ending my obsession with alcohol," writes Hayward. "My life was on a trajectory that was nothing but good. Then I gave into pain, something everyone has at one time or another at differing degrees, some mild, some acute. Being an addict, I knew all the warning signs and didn't go into it blind. My ego had returned slowly after becoming very humble and appreciative during those six years. It was my ego that got me in trouble before, and it came back to haunt me. I was always my biggest superhero and my worst enemy. For no good reasons, it was just me."
Hayward continues, "I will tell you how it happened to me the second time around. You will learn how frustrating and lonely and horrifying it is to become overwhelmed with addiction. This is for everyone who is an addict or alcoholic, everyone who has been affected by an alcoholic or addict, or anyone who wants to truly understand how a person can become addicted and trade everything they are in for the pursuit of a drug that will eventually kill them. And the best part is the solution. I found the solution, and you will too. But to get there, I had to go to hell first."
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Robert Hayward's new book holds nothing back in its brutal honesty of the toll addiction has on others. Readers will find how a seemingly perfect life can become quickly transformed and what it truly takes to recover.
Readers can purchase "Killing Pain: Understanding the Opioid Pandemic and the American Obsession with Oxycontin, Heroin, and Other Painkillers" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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Original Source: Author Robert Hayward's new book, 'Killing Pain' explains the origins of the opioid pandemic and his harrowing journey battling addiction and what it took to get clean