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Saving Jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope. Above all, it is a powerful personal story of love and redemption.

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D'Anne Burwell's smart, athletic son—raised in a loving and prosperous home—begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder. Struggling with fear, guilt, and a desperate need to protect her son, D'Anne grapples with her husband's anger and her daughter's depression as the family disease of addiction impacts them all. She discovers the terrifying links between prescription-drug abuse and skyrocketing heroin use. And she comes to understand that to save her child she must step back and allow him to fight for his own soul.

Saving Jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope. Above all, it is a powerful personal story of love and redemption.

"[A] potent personal tale of devotion and commitment and an impassioned plea for a national dialog on a pressing health crisis." -BookLife

"If you are looking for a candid, well-written account of the human experience of loving someone who is addicted to opioids, this quietly powerful book will stay with you for a long time." -Washington Monthly
Winner of the 2015 USA Best Book Award for Addiction & Recovery

Winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award in Memoir

Winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award

Saving Jake

When Addiction Hits Home

Author D'Anne Burwell

Narrated by Morgan Hallett

Publication date Feb 26, 2019

Running time 9 hrs 17 min

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