By Rice, Melissa
Written with humor, grit and bravery, this is the story of a insecure teenager turned Liverpudlian party girl, school-teacher turned addict, ex-alcoholic turned award-winning podcaster. Mel's story is as dramatic as her unique voice, but her message is universal. Mental health is...sues often drive vulnerable people to addiction and only working on mental health can keep ex-addicts from relapsing. Written with the expert help of addiction counsellor at the respected treatment centre Clouds, the book is structured around key emotional learnings from the rehabilitation process - from insecurity to shame to denial to relationships. Hooked's mission was to give voice to the unexpected addicts amongst us. This is a memoir with a mission - to help anyone worried about their drinking understand themselves & move forward with the wisdom to make that hardest decision of all - to stay sober.Read more
Melissa Rice is one half of successful BBC Radio 5 Live podcast Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts, which won Broadcasting Press Guild Radio Programme of the Year 2020, BBC Best Community Podcast 2020 and a Silver British Podcast Award. Melissa was, until 2016, a primary school teacher. After hospitalisation for her alcohol addiction and a period of rehabilitation at Clouds House she submitted a winning pitch for the podcast Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts with her friend from rehab, Jade Wye, for the Rachael Bland New Podcast Award. Hooked's aim is to debunk the stereotypes of who and what an addict is, interviewing real people, with regular lives, whose voices are rarely heard. With help from the Amy Winehouse Foundation Melissa now lives in London.
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