One by One: A Memoir of Love and Loss in the Shadows of Opioid America (Paperback)
As seen on The Today Show
A page-turning memoir from a former opioid addict in an opioid addicted community--and an up-close look at America's new health crisis.
Behind closed doors, millions of people abuse opioids. Nicholas Bush was one of them. In this beautifully poignant and refreshingly honest memoir, Bush boldly allows readers into his addiction-ravaged community. We see how heroin nearly claimed his life on multiple occasions, how it stole the lives of his young siblings and friends, and how it continues to wage a deadly toll on American neighborhoods--claiming thousands of lives and decreasing the average lifespan. But we also see that there is a way off of the devastating rollercoaster of opioid addiction, even for the most afflicted. Nicholas fights for recovery, claws his way out of a criminal livelihood, and finds his footing with faith and family, providing Americans with the inspirational story that is deeply needed today.
About the Author
Nicholas Bush is a reformed drug addict who works with addicts and criminals in halfway houses and prisons to help them turn their lives around. He began combatting his own addiction after losing a sister and a brother to drug overdoses. Bush has written articles related to opioid addiction for USA Today, the New York Post, PBS, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Journal, and been featured on The Today Show. He is from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lived for many years in Kansas City, Missouri, but currently resides in Mendocino, California, with his wife and young daughters.