Marilyn was new in recovery; a chance encounter with Gray Hawk, a 74-year old Native American, showed her that healing would include looking within, taking steps, and creating a house of healing for other women.
Before reaching this milestone, she was a desperate woman on drugs, managing rock bands at night, pretending to be okay, but ultimately giving up on herself, losing her husband, children, family, and friends due to her addiction.
Today, Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, recently celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery. From 1990-2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women.
This book of her memoirs is that journey…