The stories of recovering addicts and alcoholics show that despite the ever-rising death toll of addiction, there are still people getting sober and transforming their lives. Their stories reveal that even in the midst of the despair and devastation of addiction, there is still hope. We must not allow ourselves to be calloused to the addiction epidemic or skeptical towards an addict’s chances of recovery. If we give our support to those who want help and invest in their long-term success, we will see amazing results.
Dr. Daniel Crépault knows addiction because he’s lived it. At 17, he was a high school dropout who used drugs daily, had already been kicked out of a rehab program, and was in trouble with the police. Today, he’s 17 years sober and has a PhD in criminology from the University of Ottawa.
This change wasn’t something he could do on his own. This transformation happened because he got help from Harvest House, a long-term drug treatment program in Ottawa, Ontario with over 40 years of experience treating addiction.
Dr. Crépault is now the Program Director at Harvest House and spends his days helping addicted young men change their lives like he did. He is living proof of the main argument in his book – that with the right treatment, guidance, and support, an addict can tap into potential they never knew existed and live an incredible life. The War on Sobriety is his first book.