New Memoir Chronicles One Woman's Struggle with Alcohol and Path to...
Baker writes of time spent in multiple rehabs, both in the United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia. The memoir depicts her rapid decline after she crossed the "invisible line" and shows how her loved ones were devastated by her behavior - and how they lived in fear that this disease would lead to her death. It chronicles, too, her sense of freedom and surrender and hope amid the sobriety from which she is sharing her journey and the beginnings of relationships repaired, with both loved ones and self.
"The reality that addiction is a progressive, incurable, and often fatal disease. It stretches from 'Park lane to Park bench,' meaning it doesn't discriminate," Baker explains. "I'd like readers, if addicts, to feel they are not alone, and that many of the things I did whilst drinking may well have happened to them. I would like readers to know there is plenty of help available, and by taking the first step by admitting they are powerless over drink and drugs, and their lives have become unmanageable. They can then begin on the priceless journey of recovery."
"Dying for a Drink"
By Amelia Baker
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781546293798
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781546293781
E-Book | 156 pages | ISBN 9781546293774
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Amelia Baker is a 52-year-old woman suffering from a chronic, progressive, and often fatal disease. She's battled alcoholism for twelve years and has been medically detoxed eleven times, eight in rehabs and three in hospital. She is now free of alcohol and drugs. She's been married twice. Together she and her first husband had two children - a son, 23 and a daughter, 20. She lived in Australia for over 20 years as a stay-at-home mum. After breakdown of her first marriage, she married a man she'd met in AA and divorced after he relapsed and abused her. She has since moved back to the United Kingdom.