The Co-Founder and Treatment Director of The PARC (and also Sober Services and Sober Academy) is Ian Young. He is the published Author of “It’s Not About Me! ~ Confessions of a Recovered Outlaw Addict, from Living Hell to Living Big.” which was released in 2013.
This book is written as an autobiography and speaks to addicts / alcoholics searching for help, family members struggling to understand someone’s addiction and to people in recovery looking for more ideas on how best to maintain their recovery.
This book can be easily considered in three parts:
- First of all it’s his personal autobiography, telling his remarkable story as a Hippy, then Punk, then Raver and DJ, turned drug trafficker and smuggler, always one step ahead of the law, before exploding into the miserable tales of his final few years before breaking his cycle of damage and making a grasp for 12 step abstinence based recovery.
- The second part deals with his personal experiences since finding genuine recovery and becoming clean & sober, reading as a detailed recovery guide, explaining just how he recovered and how you can too.
- For people who want a better understanding of how the 12 Step program of recovery works, he breaks them down and goes into detail about the specifics of each of the 12 steps. This is an invaluable resource for Professionals in the industry looking to better understand addiction without any personal experience.
If you prefer to purchase a paperback version of this book, you can buy this on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com