Author Neal Dias’ New Memoir Shows the Dangers of Substance Abuse

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Readers will see how “Drugs Are Great: For Destroying Your Mind, Body and Soul – Your Life”.

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Children, teenagers and young adults face pivotal decisions each and every day of their lives, yet despite the ramifications of their choices, most have little understanding of the full consequences of these decisions and the life changing events that can result from them. At the age of 47 years old, looking back on his past, author Neal Dias has realized how destructive his life was, and how the mistake of succumbing to substance abuse nearly cost him everything. Thus he has decided to share his life story with the intention of helping others by showing them that Drugs Are Great: For Destroying Your Mind, Body and Soul – Your Life.

During adolescence, when most parents think they know their children, many of them really do not. At this stage in life, there are so many challenges and decisions for youths to make. The thought of having a crush on someone come into their lives. Thinking about sex and possibly testing the waters with drugs as well. It is hard for a parent to imagine his or her little child thinking along those lines, but it happens. Adolescents begin to test the waters, never knowing the full consequences for their actions. What seems so simple and harmless is a silent act of destruction and possible death. During his own youth, Dias thought he knew everything, and as a result, he succumbed to substance addiction, only to learn the hard way, coming close to death on at least three occasions.

Drugs Are Great: For Destroying Your Mind, Body and Soul – Your Life is a heart-rending tale about the life of an innocent child who loved playing sports, who loved life and how his life changed in a matter of a few years. This book is about a 12-year-old who was on the verge of death. Through Dias’ narrative, readers will see the full details of just what it is like to go from being a normal and happy child to becoming a recovering drug addict within a few short years. He tells a story that most will never be able to tell. He tells a story that will help save and educate the children of today when they are on the verge of making the same choices.

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About the Author
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Neal Dias was a product of a single parent household. After he lost his mother at eight years of age in a car accident, his father (a hard working shipping and receiving manager) was forced to raise him and his younger brother on his own. Dias, a leader with strong conviction and an independent child, eventually gave into the pressure of belonging. With plenty of freedom to make his own decisions, he was eventually was engulfed with pressure to do drugs and hanging with the wrong crowd. After several overdoses and the addiction to drugs, Dias had to make some hard choices to save his life all without his closest family and friends ever knowing. This journey of strength, courage, determination and a fight for survival, Dias tells a gripping story of overcoming the toughest battle of his life.

Drugs Are Great * by Neal Dias
For Destroying Your Mind, Body and Soul—Your Life
Publication Date: 7/9/2013
Trade Paperback; $12.99; 63 pages; 978-1-4836-3828-7
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