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Nelson will share his story of growing up, his love of music, becoming addicted to pain killers and his path of recovery. He was born to a middle class family in Millville, New Jersey on June 19th, 1953. After an average childhood and graduating from high school, he began playing guitar and writing songs. Between 1994 and 2008 he wrote and recorded 5 full length CD's of original music. He also worked from 1979 until 2004 at Airwork Corporation, a facility that overhauled jet aircraft engines. When the plant closed in 2004, he landed another job working for The City of Millville as a laborer. It was on that job that he severely injured his back and fractured his neck in a freak accident. In constant pain, he was prescribed narcotic pain-killers to which he became addicted. His marriage of 32 years ended and Nelson admitted himself into a re-hab facility to; as he puts it, get the hell off painkillers, no matter what. While spending time in two different re-habs he decided to take notes and later write a book about his, as well as many others' experiences with addiction, withdrawal and recovery. Nelson spent a year in a Florida. After 35 days in re-hab there, and 4 months in a half-way house, he then moved into his own apartment where he transposed his notes and wrote his book, "Blood On the Ceiling ", which was published and released on January 1st, 2012, by Goodnight Kiss Publishing.
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