Brighton releases print edition of "From the Brink of the Drink" from author Karla Juvonen
"In this richly textured and compelling story, the author offers hope in the depth of despair and inspiration for the future–showing the power and resiliency of the human spirit"
Synopsis: From the Brink of the Drink is the true story of an alcoholic woman, whom at the tender age of twelve began relying on alcohol to calm deep-seated insecurities, mounting pressures, and uncontrollable fears. Despite her dependence on the drink, she achieved great personal successes, and from the outside looking in, led an enviable life. When full-blown alcoholism took hold of her, she lost her career as a health care provider, her family, her home, her health, and nearly her life. She struggled to claw herself out of the hopeless depths of despair to rebuild her life and become sober, healthy, and happy. The harrowing and heartbreaking yet inspirational journey will have you laughing, crying, hopeful, and with a deeper understanding of the horrors of addiction.
"In this richly textured and compelling story, the author offers hope in the depth of despair and inspiration for the future–showing the power and resiliency of the human spirit" said Brighton Publishing.
Karla Juvonen is a Physician Assistant practicing in the state of Minnesota, where she lives with her three children, three cats, one dog, and one ex-husband. She enjoys reading, baking, playing the piano, and above all, spending time with her family. She previously enjoyed copious amounts of cheap liquor, which she has now replaced with Diet Coke by the liter. She is very active in her recovery community, leading meetings, working with other addicts and alcoholics, and speaking at treatment centers with regularity. She has learned how precious life is and has become incredibly grateful for second chances.