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  • Published: 2 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780425198308
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

Healing and Hope

Six Women from the Betty Ford Center Share Their Powerful Journeys of Addiction



“A moving account of six former alcoholics and Betty Ford graduates—among them a teacher, a housewife and a gang member—with commentary from Ford herself.”—Self

“There was a lot of drinking and codependence in my extended family. Sitting in my jail cell, I thought about how many funerals I had attended over the years of family members whose lives had ended in violence or suicide. I never once heard of them getting help. There was never any mention of AA. The only way out of their terrible lives was just to die...It was one hell of a legacy.”—Laurette

Laurette’s story is remarkable, but she’s not alone. She is one of six women in Healing and Hope who experienced the pain and devastation of addiction—and managed to break free. Originally brought together by the Betty Ford Center’s twentieth-anniversary reunion, these women share their poignant stories in this book. Their combined voices create a groundbreaking and ultimately triumphant memoir that lays bare the destructive power of addiction.

  • Published: 2 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780425198308
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for Healing and Hope

Praise for Healing and Hope “What makes this book so remarkable is the commentary throughout by former First Lady Ford. Profound in its societal implications, the book is also a very good read. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal   “A behind-the-scenes look at what actually happens during treatment at the center and the struggle for sobriety.”—New York Sun “[An] important book.”—Larry King   “With its six powerful stories and Ford’s warm, authoritative overview, this is a solid popular introduction to the experience of recovery from addiction.”—Booklist

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