Author Nicolas B. Educates Readers about the Damaging Realities of Addiction

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Empowering book sends vital message that supports addicts in their road to recovery

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Compelling and motivating, “Changing the Lightbulb” features the eye-opening insights of author Nicholas B., a man strengthened by his decision to recover from alcohol addiction. According to the report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, an estimated 22 million Americans abused or were dependent on drugs, alcohol or both in 2002. Alarming, this fact is but a glimpse of what effect addiction has on society today. Addiction is a disease wherein people lack the power to control self-destructive habits. “Changing the Lightbulb” aims to show readers an up-close and personal view of what really goes on in the mind of addicts, through the testimonial of one man who had gone through almost an entire lifetime of alcoholism and has learned to enjoy life and sobriety.

Alcohol, just like many substances, is addictive and can cloud a person’s moral judgment, most especially in their dealings with people. Destructive, addiction has the power to ruin relationships, both personal and professional, and eventually kill if untreated. From obscuring one’s clear thought process and reasoning, to creating psychological and physical dependence, addiction leaves long-term effects on one’s life. Author Nicholas B. knows this too well as he had spent most of his life suffering from alcohol addiction, beginning at age thirteen. To him, it does not matter how much a person has achieved in life, if addiction goes untreated one will never find happiness in living.

“Changing the Lightbulb” is a symbolic representation of one’s transition, from a life of confusion and bondage, to having a renewed sense of respect, endurance and faith in a process that works. Fighting addiction is not an effective option; it is recognizing reality and learning new coping skills that allow addicts to live purposeful lives. Attaining sobriety is not impossible, as evidenced by those who are recovering. A literary emblem of hope, this engaging and inspiring guide will transform millions of lives.

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About the Author
Nicholas B. was born, raised, and has spent the majority of his life in Kentucky. He graduated from college with a teaching certificate in 1975. He began an addiction to alcohol at age 13 which carried on in his adult life. His various employment experiences include working for State and Federal Government, Transportation Director, Public Safety Officer, Security, Teaching, as well as a number of supervisory positions related to customer service and personal care. He has a son who is now in his 20s. The author was previously married for a total of 8 years during the 1980s, 5 years of which involved a separation. Today, he lives in the country with his new wife, along with a 6 year old step-daughter and numerous pets. His primary focus is on recovery and the spiritual journey which enables him to stay alcohol and drug free one day at a time.
Changing the Lightbulb * by Nicholas B.
Seeking Recovery from the Bondage of Self
Publication Date: August 10, 2012
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