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New Book Pulls No Punches in Narrative of Addiction and Recovery

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Halifax, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

Benjamin D. Cox’s new book “My name is Ben, and I’m a Nurse / Addict” (published by AuthorHouse) is, as he says, an “… honest confession about my life as a boy, father, husband, nurse and addict.”

Cox enjoyed a rewarding career as a registered nurse, until a rising drug addiction began to cost him his job, his family and his self-respect. His path toward rebuilding his life is explored with startling detail in this series of stories, essays and poems. He describes his narrative as “…real and brutally-honest.”

An excerpt from “My name is Ben, and I’m a Nurse / Addict”:

“I try and remember when I was last happy, really happy. When I was married perhaps, to the woman I have been with for over eight years. No. Maybe when my child was born, which should be the happiest moment in every father’s life? No. Why can’t I remember feeling happy?

I have a great job that I am good at and pays well, a beautiful home, a beautiful wife, a gorgeous little girl, supportive parents, I am educated, in good physical health, good looking, caring, friendly, funny…….why can I not remember for the life of me when I was last happy?”

“Getting caught was the best thing that could have happened,” Cox writes. “It has caused me to get to know who I am, and finally find some self-worth.”

About the Author
Benjamin D. Cox grew up in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, and lived in Dundas, Ontario and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A former registered nurse and now a full-time writer, he has an 8-year-old daughter. He lives in Nova Scotia, and is open and honest about his addiction.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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