Although this book was long, and sometimes tedious the story was very powerful. This is not the kind of book I usually read. I'm more of a horror fan. But the subject matter caught my eye. In this day and time we all have been affected by drug use. In my case it is my nephew. As of now he is in rehab AGAIN, I don't know how many times he has been there. I can sympathize with the author. I feel like he did a wonder and realistic job of telling about his son's addition. I would recommend this book highly. Actually, I hardly ever recommend books. But I called my sister and told her she needed to read this book.