‘Moments of Clarity’ puts addiction in perspective

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Christopher Kennedy Lawford's first book was about his recovery from alcohol and heroin.

Now, Lawford has a new book out, Moments of Clarity: Voices From the Front Lines of Addiction, a compilation of 42 essays by ordinary people and celebrities including Martin Sheen, Susan Cheever, Alec Baldwin and Judy Collins, describing moments that led them to reach out for help.

In it, he describes his own "moment of clarity" on Feb. 17, 1986. He was standing at the windows of a brownstone in Boston and realized his addiction had reached the point of hopelessness.

Read it all.

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Posted January 28, 2009 at 10:25 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. RoyIII wrote:

I recommend the stories in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, too.

January 28, 10:52 pm | [comment link]
2. dpchalk+ wrote:

I humbly submit “Breaking the Chains of Addiction” by Victor Mihailoff. Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand says (on the back cover) “This book will be of use to those who are susceptible to the destructive dependence upon habits of smoking, alcohol abuse, narcotics and gambling addictions. Written by an Orthodox person who defeated harmful dependencies through love for God and through strengthening his soul with faith and prayer; this book will show you a straight path to liberation from these destructive addictions.”
I can also personally endorse it. Here’s a link to it.

January 29, 1:40 pm | [comment link]
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