Blood on the Ceiling
The Awesome Calamities of Addiction and the Miracle of Recovery
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“Blood On The Ceiling” is a riveting, no-punches-held, inside look at Nelson Trout’s excursion into the dark, lonely, and scary world of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. It is a once-in-a-lifetime book which explores, in brutal detail, the kind of hellish existence that often accompanies life in the fast lane of drugs, partying and the eventual isolation that comes with this terrible addiction.
This book is part rehab-diary of Nelson's stay in treatment centers, and part offerings from other addicts in their own words, who told their stories to Nelson. "Blood On The Ceiling" holds back nothing. It's a true look into the effects of addiction on real people, both those doing the drugs and those who love the addicted persons. The book is eternally timely; rarely a week goes by that we don't hear of a celebrity, relative, or friend succumbing to addiction.
Some stories seem so unreal as to be hallucinatory, but every word is true. “Blood On The Ceiling” is a chronicle of unforgettable characters, many who have cheated death on an almost daily basis, only to run back to the needle, pills, and booze. But the best parts of Trout’s work are the stories of recovery and success, in particularly his own.
“…Keeps coming at you with non-stop reality.” - DR. BILL GALLAGHER, DC, RUN DRUGS OUTOFTOWN.ORG
"...after the first few pages, I was hooked." - MICHELLE ANDREWS, AUTHOR OF CHILD OF COMPROMISE
"Incredibly hard to put down, impossible to forget..." - TERESA M., MOTHER OF AN ADDICTED DAUGHTER
“As non-drug users and only occasional drinkers, this book was a no-nonsense and gruesomely interesting eye-opener. Wow! We’ll never look at alcoholics or drug addicts in the same way again. We felt well-educated about something we thought we already knew about. We were wrong.” - SHEILA AND RICK WHITE (HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS)
“Being an addict for over ten years, it felt painful, and at the same time so enlightening, to read this book. It has inspired me to get help. I saw myself in this book. And the hope.” - THOMAS H.
“I picked up Blood On The Ceiling, and after the first few pages, I was hooked. What Nelson has made painfully clear within the covers of his first book, slaps you in the face with the cold realities of what the disease of addiction really is and what it can do. A great and unique read for anybody with a thirst for the truth.” - MICHELLE ANDREWS, AUTHOR OF CHILD OF COMPROMISE
“I can’t help reading it over and over. Do yourself a favor and take a peek into the darker side of what this cunning, baffling, and powerful disease is all about.” - TODD LEVOW, ASSOCIATE EDITOR