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A Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery


A Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery

By Aaron Bryant
Publisher: Aaron Bryant Recovery Publishing
Published: June 20, 2010
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-37922-7

This story is intended to take its reader on a journey that starts with the somewhat privileged childhood of an upper middle class boy and transitions into a profound story of substance abuse and addiction. This narrative illustrates the overwhelming compulsion of substance abuse and allows the reader to travel through a multitude of societal horrors including gangs, prostitution, homelessness, and incarceration. As the reader begins to feel there is no hope, the resiliency of the human spirit shines through on the road to recovery. The theme of this book revolves around the synchronicities that occurred throughout my journey and ultimately brought me to a career of service. Those who are in recovery or are currently struggling with addiction will be able to connect with A Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery through their own personal experiences. Family members of those struggling with addiction may gain some insight into addiction and also gain some hope as they witness the transformation that is possible for anyone. Clinicians and counselors can utilize these stories to add to their understanding of addiction and build on their repertoire of supportive interventions.

About The Author

Aaron Bryant was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his Associates of Science degree at Salt Lake Community College, a Bachelor in Social Work degree at the University of Utah, and completed an Alcohol and Drug Counseling program at the University of Utah where he plans to continue his graduate education in social work. He is currently employed part time as a group facilitator for substance abuse support groups at the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and also has full time employment at First Step House, a non-profit substance abuse treatment center where he is a substance abuse counselor/case manager. He assists in the facilitation of group therapy and teaches life skills on topics including; cognitive distortions, rational emotive behavioral therapy, career building, relapse prevention, and recovery support.



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