Based on the author’s true life story and experiences told in the author’s own unbridled words, without polish or prose, a haunting tale of gambling addiction, dark family secrets, living with undiagnosed mental health, and much more. She has overcome, she has triumphed in recovery one day at a time. Learn of this woman’s remarkable and brave story and in-depth look into how gambling is devastating lives, families, and impacting our communities . . . Recovery is possible!
Targeted Age Group: 20 and Up
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author, and Recovery Columnist became a first time published author with her shocking debut memoir titled; “Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat.” Available in paperback and e-book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and In Recovery Magazine.
Catherine has become well know in the addiction/recovery and mental health communities for her raw, honest, and in-depth account of her gambling addiction, how she is recovering, openness about living with mental illness & disorders and childhood trauma. She has a large following on her many social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.
Through her current book, she takes readers through her life, starting from a little girl who experienced sexual and abusive, traumatic events, shares dark family secrets that destroyed and tore her family apart and she explains how it can shape a person in their choice to go down a dark path not traveled by others. Today, she does not let her past define the woman who has been successful in recovery nine 1/2-yrs and helps others learn how to be a success in long-term recovery from compulsive gambling. She advocates and shares a message of hope to others who still suffer the “cycle” of gambling & alcohol addictions.
Through her book and recovery blog titled; “Recovery Starts Here” she shares insights, advice and has an informational “Recovery Resources Page” and a “Relapse Prevention Guide” for others to use and reach long-term recovery.
She has been in many recovery publications as guest author most recently in a ‘Time.com and The Nautilus Journal’ articles. Also in a study by Columbia University & media release titled; “Gambling with America’s Health.” She currently is a Columnist for “In Recovery Magazine’s “The Authors’ Cafe” and is an article writer for “Keys To Recovery and The Sober World,” and on Myaddiction.com who did a 4-part series about her addiction and recovery journey.
Even though she lives life in recovery, she has found other passions as a published author, new columnist, and freelance recovery writer. Catherine continues her advocacy for important issues of addiction, recovery, mental health, and continues to raise awareness, inform, and help educate the public of just how easy you can become addicted to gambling, and help shatter the stigma around all these issues. Her recovery blog continues her recovery online journal & “the rest of her story” from her first book.
She lives in Arizona via So. Oregon with her her husband of 27-years and their three cats, Miss Princess, Mr. Boots and Simon Peter.
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