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Dancing on a Razor's Edge: A mother’s mission to rescue her meth-addicted son

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A mother decides to write the story of her son’s long-term methamphetamine addiction as a means to understand why he became an addict and how she can help him. Discovering the true extent of his use and the likely result of permanent psychosis, prison or death, she launches a rescue mission to save his life.

With the courage to follow her instincts, Mandy Whyte is able to
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published September 2018 by The Cuba Press
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Elizabeth
This is a well written book by a mother who is like many of us. Mandy believes that the authorities in society charged with keeping our kids safe know what to do and care about them. After leaving her adult son in the ' broader community safety net' until he was almost beyond help due to problems surrounding his methamphetmine addiction, Mandy takes over his rehabilitation. This book documents her struggle to rescue him and finds there are huge gaps in the availability of community based help. M ...more
Kait O'Callahan
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a story. We all have had addicts in or in the fringes of our lives, but I've never heard of a story like this one. Mandy Whyte took control of her son's life when meth had destroyed his brain, and in doing so not only saved her son, but provided new and refreshing insight into how to help drug addicts. An honest, sad, moving, hopeful book. It is concise, well-written, and not flowery or self indulgent. Highly recommend to anyone interested in addiction or that has an addict in their lives.
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