We recently took the patients of our California rehab to a book signing and discussion led by well-respected author James Brown.* In his new work This River, Brown takes the reader on a journey that the patients of Above it All Treatment Center have first hand life experience in: the trials and suffering of a life of addiction to drugs and alcohol. Now living a life of long-term recovery, Brown was in beautiful Lake Arrowhead’s finest bookstore McCabe & Company and we brought our residents to the event to experience the work of a man whose life truly began once he did the very thing they have done and changed everything.
Change can be scary but California rehab centers are some of the best in the nation and it is by sharing our individual “experience, strength and hope” that we begin and continue to get well and build a new life that is free from drugs and alcohol. Once we walk through the process of drug addiction detox and have given up on a life that ends with an addicted death, we can begin the business of truly living. Introducing our clients to a wide range of experiences is something that we pride ourselves on and one of the things that make Above it All one of the most sought after California drug rehabilitation centers.
*James Brown is the author of several novels, and the memoirs, The Los Angeles Diaries, and This River. He is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction Writing and the Nelson Algren Award in Short Fiction. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Ploughshares.”