Facing the dragon [electronic resource] : How a Desperate Act Pulled One Addict Out of Methamphetamine Hell. David Parnell.
- ISBN: 9780757392313 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and otherdrugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger.The blast took off half his face, yet somehow he survived. They called him the 'miracle man' at the Nashville hospital where he'd been pronounced clinically dead. Following an afterlife experience where he briefly experienced hell, David woke up in the hospital, and he was changed forever, both physically and emotionally. In Facing the Dragon, you will witness the slow, agonizing metamorphosis of a good-looking high-school athlete into a violent, drug-dealing, psychotic wife-beater whose children were terrified of him. In graphic detail, you'll relive his suicide attempts and then walk alongside him as he endures countless surgeries to reconstruct his decimated face and learns how to cope with his hideous disfigurement. Now thirty-nine, Parnell is clean and sober and is making the most of the second chance...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Deerfield Beach : HCI, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 740 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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