Midwest Book Review – May 2020

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MBR Bookwatch: May 2020

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
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Don’t Forget Me
Steve M. Grant
Morgan James Publishing
11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606-4448
9781642795486, $14.95, PB, 168pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: With the pervasiveness of drugs today and death by overdose as the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the US, almost everyone has been directly or indirectly affected by this drug epidemic. Loving someone with substance abuse can be terrifying.

In “Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of HOPE for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction”, Steve Grant shares what he learned during his own difficult journey to encourage and guide other parents who are living with children who are struggling with substance abuse.

“Don’t Forget Me” tells the story of Steve’s two sons, Chris and Kelly, who took distinctly different paths to the same outcome: death by overdose. Steve reveals not only a highlight reel of the things he got right but takes an honest look at the mistakes he made along the way to help other parents avoid those same mistakes.

Of special note is the provision of time-tested, practical suggestions to assure family members of those struggling with substance abuse they have not lost their mind and encourages them to find hope — even on the darkest days.

Critique: A truly extraordinary, sensitively presented, impressively informative, and deeply personal account, “Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of HOPE for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction” should be a part of very community and academic library Grief & Bereavement, Substance Abuse Recovery, and Drug Dependency Recovery collections and supplemental curriculum studies list. It should be noted for students, counselors, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject and/or who are dealing with substance abuse within their own families that “Don’t Forget Me” is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.49).

Editorial Note: Steve M. Grant is an active volunteer in the community, has been a guest on several podcasts, and is a regularly sought-after speaker with the nonprofit he founded: Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation which maintains a web site at https://chriskellyhope.org

Helen Dumont, Reviewer
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