“I am alone.” For addicts of all kinds, this thought is one of the biggest hindrances to recovery. In Sobriety: A Graphic Novel, Daniel Maurer wants anyone affected by addiction to know two things: first, you are not alone, and second, there is hope. The characters of this story find their hope in the fellowship of 12-step recovery, a community that has been central to the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing of millions of people over the past eighty years.
Through Maurer’s storytelling and the graphic artistry of Spencer Amundson, you will be introduced to five characters in varying levels of recovery, from the old-timer with decades of sobriety to the newcomer whose only present because of a court-appointed mandate. You will listen as they explain what led them to admit they were powerless over their addiction, watch as they come to believe that a power greater than themselves can restore them to sanity, and sit in on the magic of another human being turning their will and life over to the care of God.
If you begin to recognize your own story as you read the stories of these five recovering addicts, please do not hesitate to seek help. Remember: you are not alone, and there is hope.