FORT LORAMIE — The A.J. Wise-Fort Loramie Branch Library will host Nancy Grieshop, of Dayton, for a book-signing from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 10.
“Destination…Sanity” was written to bring to light the turmoil a family endures as they witness one of their own become addicted to drugs. Grieshop will be available to discuss her book and answer questions. Her book is available at https://store.braughlerbooks.com/books/destination-sanity.
People are dying every day in Ohio from drug overdoses. There are statistics about the number of addicts who die, but not about the number of children who go to live with grandparents or other family members following the death of their parent(s). There is no way to measure the shame, pain and grief these families experience while the addict is using drugs or after a death.
Grieshop, a graduate of Marion Local High School, has written a book based on her life. She writes about the strength she gained growing up in a family of faith, strength which she drew on to get through challenges she couldn’t even imagine as she was growing up on a farm.
“Destination … Sanity” is a book about the devastation of drug addiction on an unsuspecting family. Every day in the life of this family is a new day of challenges, challenges that bring about despair, laughter and hope. The unconditional love of the mother for her children and grandchildren helps stabilize the emotional roller coaster-ride this family finds itself living. It is pertinent and timely in that it addresses the current opioid epidemic.
Grieshop’s humble beginnings as the youngest in a large family in northern Darke County didn’t prepare her for the tumultuous life she would live as her son became a drug addict. She had no blueprint to follow as she muddled through one horrifying challenge after another. Yet she was able to draw on the strength of family, friends and her faith to get her through some impossibly difficult situations. Her desire is to lend hope and strength to others who are dealing with addiction themselves, who have an addict in the family or who work with addicts.