Rocklin, Calif. – In a startling new book published this month, Lost & Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, author Christy Crandell (with co-author Cynthia Cutts) bravely recounts her eldest son’s descent in to drug addiction.
Lost and found with an introduction by Mac Bledsoe, president and founder of the Drew Bledsoe Foundation, offers parents practical advice on identifying, deterring and preventing teen drug and alcohol abuse.
Christy poiggnantly describes in Lost & Found the strong foundation she and her husband bult for their boys– playing Little League, reading bedtime storeis and living in a picturesque suburban community. Christy tells about her family’s idyllic life to illustrate the point that addition can happen to anyone, anywhere.
Her son began abusing alcohol, marijuana and over-the-counter cold medicine in his adolescent years. Attempts are rehab failed. In a desperate moment and high on drugs, he took off on a crime spree that would ultimately seal his fate. He was three weeks past his 18th birthday when he was arrested and is currently serving a 13-year sentence at Folsom Prison where he wrote the riveting forward to his mother’s book.