This book is about addictions. It is based on twenty-four-plus years of experience living and working with twenty clients at a time who were experiencing drug and alcohol addictions and other addictive and destructive lifestyles. Ellen Gardner experienced these individuals as both teachers and students. Many interactions and experiences with society, bureaucracy, friends, and family are shared.
Understanding that everyone is a child of God or an offspring of the creator is the foundation of this teaching. Nothing can ever change that truth. No one can ever be an addict or alcoholic. No one can ever be less! Anyone can and many do experience addictions that are destructive. We share what we have learned that allows people freedom from destructive lifestyles.
Information is provided to teach spiritual tools that work. Also, an honest appraisal of experiencing these negative addictions and how others are affected by them is shared.
About the Author
Ellen Gardner witnessed addiction in loved ones. In her work as an ordained minister and licensed independent substance counselor she founded a non-denominational church in 1991. She developed a holistic spiritually based residential treatment program believing that freedom from addictions is possible. It became necessary to close the center because she experienced a severe stroke and open-heart surgery in 2013. Ellen and her husband Daniel now live in Cottonwood, Arizona. Her two adult sons and their families live in the state of Washington. Feeling physically healthy again she believes that it is time to share what she has learned about freedom from addictions.