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Tom Sawyer on Living & Thriving with Rustie

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Ripcord Recovery, a new book, by author Tom Sawyer, offers insights into a new, effective, controversial approach to beating addiction. 


Tom who went to his first AA meeting at the age of 18, struggled with addiction for decades. After 22 years clean and sober he relapsed. It was then, as he plummeted towards rock bottom, he had a spiritual awakening that would turn his life around forever. Ripcord Recovery is the result of that awakening. It is a message not-in-a-bottle for addicts struggling with their addiction. It is a disease that affects all three facets of an individual - body, mind, and spirit and
to be effective, any treatment protocol must address all three.

Ripcord Recovery begins with Tom’s attempt to, yet again, get sober. The book tells of his journey to finding a new path. One that worked.. Integrating Medical Marijuana and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous was counterintuitive, but it worked. Ripcord Recovery is intended to be a concise easily readable description of Tom’s journey towards recovery. Inspiring, enlightening – and controversial - it tells Tom’s story.

After almost four decades of barley surviving the disease of addiction, Tom has finally found peace. “I’m no longer at the mercy of my ‘mental illness’” he explains. “Just as Ripcord Recovery continues to work for me, I wanted to offer it as an alternative approach that could work for others. My advice to addicts is that recovery is a spiritual journey. With that at the forefront, success is almost guaranteed. Don’t give up!”