Of the Americans who serve—and have served—in the United States Armed Forces, many struggle with alcoholism and addiction. What happens when the people who keep our country safe need saving? How do we fulfill our promise to leave no one behind?
We show them there are service members who have been through similar circumstances, who can help them, and who might also need help. This book does just that.
In this new meditation book, service members who are in recovery share their words of healing and hope in daily meditations. These people are in a class of their own—they know what they experienced, they know how their recovery has been affected by their service, they know how to help themselves . . . and they know how to help each other.
Meditations are grouped together in themes for easy access to specific aspects of a service member’s experience: Life before Service, Becoming a Service Member, A Way of Life, Doing Your Duty, Casualties, Coming Home, Family and Friends, Ending Service, Memories and Anniversaries, Dealing with Stigma and Shame, Culture, Honor and Integrity. The voices in this book are unique and will resonate with readers, providing insights, thoughts, and feelings only others who have served can understand and relate to. The same can be said of recovery: we look to the person on our left and the person on our right—and we leave no one behind.