A Memoir about Addiction and Recovery

by Jolene Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781496907042
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781496907059

About the Book

Jolene and Joe are fighting again: This time, it’s because he introduced her as his “roommate” when she walked into the bar. When he asks her why she’s so upset, she’s stoned enough to answer truthfully: “I felt so disrespected with the roommate thing.” How did it get it this? Jolene Jones, a behavior analyst who hadn’t smoked marijuana for ten years before meeting Joe, reveals how she was tempted into a co-dependent relationship in this memoir about addiction and recovery. During their first getting-to-know-you call, Joe told her he was looking for a wholesome girl to go bicycling with and he wanted to find a good church. She got off the phone and thought: Thank you, Jesus … my heart be still. But early on, she understood he was a hard-core alcoholic/addict … but in recovery. She couldn’t really hold that against him, though: She was in recovery herself. Join Jolene as she seeks to break a circular cycle of addiction and recovery in Dwelling. This book will provide hope and inspiration to others who struggle with multiple addictions, co-dependency and the ebb and flow of ongoing recovery. It is a must read. I highly recommend this book.—Corrine Casanova, senior editor, Gentle Path Press

About the Author

Jolene Jones holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services and a Certificate in Addiction Counseling. She has spent more than 30 years in the Human Service Field. This work is her writing debut as an artist exploring the private spaces of the mind and heart. Jolene lives in the United States of America and is using this as her pen-name to respect the nature of the subject material.