Today I speak with Andrew Mann, author of the incredible, inspirational true story, Such Unfortunates, about successfully overcoming his opiate addiction. We discuss a bit of that story, as well as why opiate addiction is such a terrible thing, why people get into it, and how to support those going through addiction. This is a point of view not very commonly heard, and one you might not ever otherwise get the chance to hear.
About Andrew Mann:
Andrew Mann is 42 years old and lives in Bergen County, NJ. He is an Author and part-owner of a Solar Energy business. He is a recovering addict who also suffered from anxiety attacks since age 12 and depression his whole life. After years and multiple failed attempts, he was finally able to beat his addiction and has now devoted his life to helping people who suffer from addictions and issues related to childhood abuse. He has a fiancee, two step-children, two dogs, three cats, and they live in Bergen County, NJ. He enjoys surfing, exercises, alternative energy, boxing, MMA, writing, and doing podcasts/radio shows about the book while getting the message out that "If an addict like me can get clean, anyone can!"
Buy his book on Paperback or Kindle edition at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S9LJRTZ/, OR listen to it now on Audible by starting your free trial at AudibleTrial.com/TheHappinessQuestion (the narration is FANTASTIC!).
Here is to support his foundation: https://www.gofundme.com/f/such-unfortunates-foundation
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