Reaching your Addicted Loved One book tour and giveaway

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About the Book

Title: Reaching your Addicted Loved One

Author: Victor Torres

Genre: Self-help | Substance abuse & addictions | Drugs

Release date: January 8, 2019

As a teenager, Victor Torres was a gang warlord and heroin addict on New York City’s violent streets. Through the ministry of David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, Victor had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and came to realize that God had a purpose for his life. Victor has spent the last forty-five years helping tens of thousands of young men and women find freedom from drug addiction and gang life. Now, he answers your toughest questions about your addicted loved one. Without pulling punches or promising easy answers, Victor provides wisdom and expertise that can lead you toward success.
Some of the questions Victor addresses are…

  • How can I know if my loved one has a substance abuse problem?
  • How can I tell the difference between helping and enabling?
  • What if my loved one refuses to get help?
  • When should I call the police?
  • What should we look for in a treatment program?
  • What can I expect when my loved one comes out of treatment?
  • How do I prepare for relapse?

God did not create your loved one to be an addict or a loser. On the contrary, God created him or her for a better life. Although, for the moment, it may seem like you are losing your loved one, they still have a God-given destiny and a purpose. No matter how bad the picture may look now, there is always hope.

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My Review:

This is written by a man that knows how it is to live the addicted life. Fortunately, I have not been or know anyone that has been. I am sure this would be a very beneficial book for someone that does have an addicted loved one. There is a lot of great information in the book. Some true stories from people that have experience addiction. I definitely recommend checking out this book.

I did relate to someone mention in the book. It was mentioned several times that David Wilkerson was someone that helped him. I remembered reading his books when I was a teenager, so long ago. David Wilkerson has a really good ministry. Through Christ, substance addiction can be overcome.

I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. This is my own opinion.


About the Author

Victor Torres was a junkie, drug-pusher, and warlord in Brooklyn’s meanest streets. Since his conversion, he has ministered Christ to thousands. He and his wife Carmen have traveled to over thirty nations preaching the Good News. Their chief undertaking, however, has been New Life for Youth, which began in 1971 in Richmond, Virginia. This growing work is one of the most respected and largest organizations in the country. Today, New Life for Youth has a ranch in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, which is helping an ever increasing number of hurting young men searching for hope, as well as a home for women with drug-related problems called the Mercy House. Their other resources in the Richmond, Virginia, area include House of Hope, a home for recovering men, and Mercy Moms, which serves women and their children. Victor and Carmen are also the founders and pastors of New Life Outreach International, a fast-growing dynamic church in Richmond, Virginia with over forty nationalities worshiping together. In 2017, his story was made into an award-winning major motion picture, Victor.

Guest Post from Victor

New Life Success Steps

  • Pray, pray, and then pray some more. And after that, pray.
  • Have faith enough for the both of you. Have faith enough for the whole family if necessary.
  • Keep fighting for your addicted loved one until they can do battle for themselves.
  • Choose to believe beyond what you can see.
  • Picture their future and believe the vision.
  • Celebrate your loved one’s freedom—dare to believe!

Healing is yours for the taking. Reach out, ask God for help, and then receive it. Never lose hope that your loved one will be healed. My life, and the lives of so many others, is proof that God can even bring the dead back to life.

Your loved one was made for more than this. Don’t give up!


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  1. Such a great resource for anyone with a loved one struggling. We’ve had family members over the years with issues. Finding great books to are such a huge help to those who are trying to help their loved one.

  2. I’m a big fan of any book that sheds light on any mental health illness. I’m not familiar with this one. But I’ll definitely check it out! Great review! Thanks!

  3. Great books are good resources for families struggling. It’s good to get things open and allow ppl to feel comfortable talking and being educated on it.

  4. Books like these are great resources for those who have family members that struggle with addiction. It’s very difficult for the family and often they lose hope (and even lose the loved one). But, I agree with the author, there is always hope!

  5. This sounds like a great book. I have never experienced drug or alcohol addiction in my family but as a nurse I have taken care of people that were users. It is a sad situation. I will definitely recommend this book to those affected. Thank you!

  6. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  7. Addiction is such a hard, hard fight. With the right supports, hopefully it can be kicked. I had an Aunt die from alcoholism at the young age of 55. I do believe you have to have the will power to want to stop, that’s the first step. And then it’s an uphill climb from there. It’s amazing to see that this author was at rock bottom, but climbed his way back up. Amazing what him and his wife have accomplished to help others, as well.

  8. Addiction is so challenging for those who are unfamiliar with it. I’m glad he talks about how to identify it and if you are helping or enabling. From my friends who have siblings battling addiction it often feels like their parents are enabling the sibling. This sounds like a really impactful book for many in these circumstances!

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