Just when you thought recovery couldn’t get any harder, life on life’s terms happens, and sometimes that means someone perpetrating violence on you or your home.”These words from the introduction of Jennifer Storm’s newest book encapsulate a very real problem facing thousands in recovery today. Being victimized by crime can be a life-altering, traumatic experience—one that can potentially throw a person off the course of recovery and back into the throes of addiction.Focus is on rebuilding one’s life after the devastation of a crime or trauma, while preventing relapse and promoting healing and self-awareness. Through guided exercises, journaling, recovery reminders, and other helpful tools, readers will be empowered to move through their victimization with grace and strength.
Picking up the Pieces without Picking Up offers a caring voice and expert guidance for those struggling with victimization and addiction, and also serves as a valuable resource for professionals in the treatment field, the criminal justice system, and the counseling arena.
“A guidebook that I would highly recommend to any victim as he or she struggles to find a ‘new normal.’ Jennifer Storm has compassionately composed exercises that empower one to transition from darkness into light. Each chapter is written from Jennifer’s first-hand experiences with the anger, guilt, and shame of her own personal struggle to survive. The author’s devotion to her work is evident by her passion to assist others to follow her path from pain to recovery.”Debra Puglisi Sharp, author of Shattered: Reclaiming a Life Torn Apart by Violence
“Hats off to Jennifer Storm for creating an educational tool that is both insightful and inspiring. She takes difficult subject matter and makes it relatable and meaningful to readers, nurturing and applauding their progress all throughout.”Kim Goldman, New York Times Bestselling Author and Victims Rights Advocate