MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry’s New Book Sheds Light on Addiction and Mental Illness


MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed once again, not only on the baseball diamond, but also in life, as showcased in his new book, Don’t Give Up on Me.

Darryl Strawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction, scheduled for release on October 16th, shows just how far Darryl will go to safeguard others from the pitfalls he experienced battling the brain disease better known as addiction. The book is already the #1 New Release in the Drug Dependency Recovery category on Amazon.

“My brain is broken,” is what Darryl Strawberry said in 2001 about his struggle with addiction. Today, he shares his story of triumph over addiction and mental illness to help others caught in the same darkness.

“Darryl’s passionate book will connect with sufferers of the world-wide drug epidemic,” said Dr. Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show. “He takes readers into the physical, psychological and emotional nature of addiction while providing hope and encouragement.”

Don’t Give Up on Me goes above and beyond his New York Times best seller STRAW by skillfully weaving Darryl’s story of childhood abuse, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, and ultimately his recovery, with easy-to-understand explanations of addictions. This time, his story is presented through the eyes of a psychoanalyst, neuropsychiatrist, a licensed clinical social worker and other top addiction specialists.

Rich Capiola, M.D., Medical Director of Oglethorpe, Inc. mental health and addiction hospitals, worked with Darryl on the book, and encourages loved ones not to give up on people who suffer from addiction.

Don’t Give Up on Me speaks to all people, from those still trapped in the grasp of addiction, to family and friends of addicts struggling to understand the disease. It offers comfort to those in recovery, helping them realize they are not alone in this struggle, and that this disease doesn’t discriminate – even a wealthy world-class athlete like Darryl Strawberry is susceptible. Whether the addiction is alcohol, heroin or other opiates, sex, gambling or other compulsions, this book shares the hard truths and hopeful messages for anyone impacted by this deadly brain disease.

Darryl is truly is a soldier in the war against addiction. Today he speaks to thousands of people each month at high schools, colleges, churches, addiction conventions and rehab facilities around the country. Last year alone, Darryl made over one hundred personal appearances around the U.S. and on national media, spreading his story of hope and triumph. This year, he has an even more ambitious schedule after the book is released. Through his book Don’t Give Up on Me, the man who once described his brain as being “broken” is paying forward his gift of total recovery.

Click here to find the book on Amazon to order your copy of Don’t Give Up on Me.

Darryl Strawberry Don't Give Up on Me

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Maren Nader
Maren Auxier is a freelance writer for Pain Resource. She is passionate about helping patients find ways to feel better and live better lives. In her spare time, Maren enjoys exercising, hiking, yoga and cooking.


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