Author C. A. Wyatt was introduced to drugs and alcohol in his youth, seeking the acceptance of others while growing up in the predominant culture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the seventies.
In Out of Numbness, Wyatt shares his life history and experiences from his days of active addiction through his search for a spiritual solution in recovery. As a young man, he began a promising career as an aerospace engineer in 1976, but his self-destructive addiction prompted endless nights of clubbing and drug use. When his father passed away in the early eighties, Wyatt was haunted by the death; when his mentally ill mother moved in with him, he was unable to cope. He found himself constantly brokenhearted by unstable romantic relationships begun with women he met in bars. Disillusioned with nightlife, Wyatt finally set out on the road to rehabilitation in 1985, when he was introduced to a new way of life. Although he experienced drama and setbacks in the chaos of life, the spiritual enlightenment of recovery has served as his guiding force ever since.
This memoir, seeking to offer understanding and hope for those struggling with addiction, shares one man’s lifelong experiences on the path to recovery.