Follow Me to the Father: An Addict's Journey Home

There is a way out from the suffering, to end the obsession over drugs and alcohol. The whole purpose of this book is to show you the way. I struggled with drugs and alcohol for decades, and in the short periods of my life when I was sober, I struggled with anxiety, anger, depression, and fear. I never had a clue I was fearful. I realize now I really just wanted the pain in my mind to go away, and the only way I knew how was to numb it with drugs and alcohol.

On one hand, I was full of resentments and self-pity, and on the other, I was full of guilt and shame. I couldn’t look in the mirror without feeling disgusted. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired, repeating the same things over and over again. I didn’t want to live anymore. I was mentally, physically, and, most of all, spiritually sick which I couldn’t even comprehend.

There are thousands of good people out there suffering the same way I did. So many families are affected by this disease, and I think about the children who don’t have a choice. The saddest part is people are dying every single day from it. It is no respecter of persons. It affects all walks of life. It wreaks havoc amongst the family and destroys relationships. It grieves my heart to see people continue on a path of destruction and suffer when I know there is a better way. I couldn’t see it to begin with, but there is a better way to live! My hope is that this book will help free people from the bondage of addiction, restore broken relationships, and save lives! Love and prayers to all of you.

--Diane Gilley