Local book offers help for people suffering from addiction

Published: May. 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM CDT
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By telling the story of his own struggle with alcoholism, and the story of Glenn Jorgenson’s similar battle, author Terry Woster illuminates the mindset of those who persist in drinking even when it becomes obvious that they are harming themselves and others.

It’s more than a story about addiction—it’s a story of hope.

In 'It’s Great To Be Alive,' author Terry Woster weaves into the narrative compelling stories of addiction and recovery told by more than a dozen celebrities—including singers Johnny Cash and Larry Gatlin, actor Dick Van Dyke, and superstar athletes Carl Eller and Don Newcombe—who Jorgenson interviewed for an educational television series called “It’s Great To Be Alive.”

Jorgenson’s recollections and the celebrity stories illuminate the challenges that addicts face and help expand understanding of addictions, their effects on families and communities, and options for treatment.

Glenn Jorgenson of Sioux Falls, SD, is in the process of donating the copyright and future proceeds of the book to Volunteers of America, Dakotas. The organization offers help and hope to individuals in addiction, which aligns with Jorgensen mission for the book.

Contact us today to schedule an interview with Glenn Jorgenson and Volunteers of America, Dakotas’ staff to learn more about how It’s Great to be Alive brings hope to those struggling with addiction.

About Volunteers of America, Dakotas

Volunteers of America, Dakotas is a nonprofit, spiritually-based organization that reaches out to empower people of all ages to become healthier, self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.

If you would like to order the book, see the attached link.