About the Author

Michele Gerber, PhD, a researcher, writer, and presenter, won multiple awards and honors, and wrote a bestselling book on American nuclear history. When her son died of addiction, she founded a grassroots, all-volunteer Recovery Coalition, the largest such organization in Washington State. She’s researched and studied the disease of addiction; advocated for recovery programs to local, state, and federal officials; testified at the Washington State legislature; organized classes for families of addicted persons; and raised millions of dollars for treatment. She is helping to build a large Recovery Center for addiction and mental illness in eastern Washington State.