The Thirteenth Step

by Frances MacDonald

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/21/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452568980
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452568997

About the Book

Me? An alcoholic? No—how could I be? I’m a teacher, a doctor’s daughter, and an Academic All-American. An alcoholic? No way! Or so I thought.

I went from a school fishing trip to the inside of a jail cell within three hours. I went from respected high school teacher to an impaired driver. “I am an alcoholic.” That was the hardest sentence for me to believe. To admit and become aware of being different than others—abnormal, looked down upon by society—was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. I found the strength and the power of my God-Within to overcome and conquer this crippling and deadly disease. My story is about my personal struggle over the past year. Acknowledging that alcoholism does not discriminate regarding who it captures and tries to destroy, I used certain spiritual principles and guidelines to overcome its power. This past year has been a struggle, but I am grateful for my disease and the truth that it has taught me to finally confront the monster and release my imprisoned soul.

About the Author

Frances MacDonald has written and published nine English as a Second Language (ESL) books. She has taught ESL to high school students for seven years. The books are on her students’ experiences while in Canada. A life-changing experience occurred in 2012 that changed her outer world and inner world. As a result of an impaired driving charge, Frances began a journey of rehabilitation and awareness. She recently received her masters of metaphysics degree and is working towards doctorate degree. Through research and experiences, Frances has been able to beat her disease, and she hopes that her story can benefit others.