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The true story, Defining Moments: A Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Addiction, drives readers into an Oxy deal intended to save a young man’s life, walks them through the history of the father who would perpetrate it, climaxes with the disastrous immediate consequences, and ultimately, reveals the healing of an entire family.

This story has drama and action, but it also has some real education: The drugs our kids do are different than the drugs we did. Even drug-savvy parents are unprepared for what’s tempting today’s teens. In 2008, half a million people used Oxycodone for non-medical purposes for the first time. In 2009, one in ten high school seniors abused narcotic painkillers. Today, the numbers are even higher, as Oxy remains one of the only illicit drugs experiencing an increase in popularity and use, and death from drugs has surpassed even auto accidents as a cause of death in the US.


Defining Moments: A Suburban Father's Journey Into His Son's Oxy Addiction
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4.6 / 5
August 7th, 2015
This was an amazing story. Loved it. The love between father and son. I can relate to this being a recovering addict. 7 yrs clean. I recommend this to anyone.
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Defining Moments
March 21st, 2015
An excellent easy to read and understand This father's determination devotion and honesty is impossible to put down. I read it in one sitting and could relate as a recovering addict with 8years clean and also as a family member who is helpless in watching another young addicted to Oxy's family member and never knowing if he will be dead or is their hope. I sent this book to the father of the addict and he wrote back asking me could I just tell him is there a chance? Is there a way to save his son before he has to bury him or see him behind bars for ten years? This is a must read if you or anyone you know is suffering prescription pill addiction or any addiction at all. Definitely a 5 star read.
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Defining Moments
January 5th, 2015
Its very good n I'm telling u that u should read it cant believe what his father does for his son Brandon.
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