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Illicit Paperback

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Illicit Paperback


Illicit: Life in the Eyes of an Addict is the owner’s (Brian McCollom Twitter: @SFYBrian Instagram: @brianmccollom) personal tale encompassing his addiction lifestyle during his active use to show what it truly is to live life in the eyes of an addict.  Whether this be for personal reading, for a family member to understand what an addict goes through, or your own healing process it will not disappoint.  The book has the complete shock and awe factor as Brian McCollom does NOT sugar coat this situation.  This book should not be sugar coated as the real life addiction tales would not be done justice if it were sugar coated.  This book is raw in every essence and encaptures how an addict is born and journey’s through his life as we see how the addiction progresses and what further lengths Brian must go through to keep the habit alive.

This book has to date sold over 2,000 copies—3100 copies sold-to-date—on through Your Inner Addict, but with the big reveal in the ending of the Substance For You Saga as the owner is Your Inner Addict and Substance For You we wish to bring the book to the Substance For You shop to spread further awareness of the addiction and how many battle with it.  This book was an amazon best-seller on Amazon in March of 2014 and continues to grow.


2014 Amazon Best Seller!

So please join along in spreading the awareness or giving someone the knowledge of what true addiction looks like in a clean laid out fashion that Illicit will give the readers.  The pure truth of the book is enough for the reader to end each chapter wide-eyed and wanting more!

The book includes 10 graphic illustrations from a close contact of the owner who has worked for the New York Times and will truly draw you in on all aspects of the writing and relate with the pictures.  You will say, “Hey that’s me!” each time you see one!

So spread the awareness and grab a copy of Illicit: Life in the Eyes of an Addict for you and anyone who could gain something from the awareness we are trying to spread here!


Name- MaryBeth Murtha
Rated- 5/5
Excerpt- "I read this book a couple of months ago. It took me some time to absorb it and be able to write my thoughts. This is a very honest book. Any parents of addicts/alcoholics should know that up front. The author does not hold back on the ugly details of his life when he was using. I should back up and tell you that I lost my son to a drug overdose on 5/19/13. For that reason this book was painful to read. I felt like it was a peek in the window of what my son's life may have been during some of the time he was using. Regardless of how painful it was to read, I continued. There is nothing to be gained by burying my head in the sand.

Fortunately the author's story ends on a positive note. The final pages of the book were very emotional for me as it was very easy to put myself in the place of his family, especially his Mom. I've walked in her shoes and I know what she suffered.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an honest depiction of one addicts experience. It's not pretty. It's ugly and dangerous but you will understand how twisted the thinking becomes, the desperation and the hopelessness...You will understand all of that better than you do now and that is the only thing that's going change any of this. The more who understand the easier it will become to solve the many problems associated with substance use and abuse."

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