ABOUT THE BOOK:
Would you help a relative if they were a drug addict and lived on the streets? Could you risk having an addict stay in your home if you already knew they’d stolen from family? How many opportunities do you give somebody that has been in-and-out of prison? Is there a point in which you stop trying to reunite a child with their parent?
Call it a sixth sense, brother’s intuition, but it felt like I had one last chance to save my sister from a heroin addiction and over two decades of drug abuse. Charly’s situation was so bleak that she was in-and-out of jail, warrants in four counties, sleeping in a boat in a random person’s backyard and gluing in her front tooth every morning from years of crystal meth abuse. Having incinerated every family bridge and her friends blaming her for killing her boyfriend, I was the last person she could turn to which meant allowing a full blown addict live under my roof. Should I throw my life into disarray, or turn your back on my little sister that was hanging onto life by a thread?
They say blood is thicker than water, so maybe I could make a difference.