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After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good.
With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that comes only from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three - and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there.
Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey relearns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future.
A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addiction and prostitution. Tracey's story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.
©2016 Tracey Helton Mitchell (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carli Bahm on 03-17-18

More than just gossip

A different take on addiction highlighting the road to recovery rather than just her addiction

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mikael Langner on 05-13-17

Excellent book on recovery

Here is a great book supporting the need for Syringe exchange program, medication assisted therapy, psychological services, and policy change. All the familiar players, such as National Drug Alliance and Harm Reduction Coalition, are mentioned.

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