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Meet Kate Russell of Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction & Recovery

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate Russell.

Kate, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
“Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction & Recovery” is my journey from abused child of alcoholics, to addict, to 8 1/2 year sober survivor. The story unfolds in 63 chapters of short stories. From a first-person perspective, and with a wry sense of humor, I recount my parent’s abuse, my using, and all of our triggered thinking, identifying when we have all fallen down the rabbit hole of our own negative thoughts.

The book is available on Kindle or in paperback on Amazon.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It was as if God guided my hand in writing this memoir. I sat down to write, and the stories poured out of me, with almost no effort. As if He wanted me to write this manuscript so that I may be of service to others who have been abused or suffered from addiction. As if it were my purpose on this Earth to help others overcome their trauma with a sense of humor.

Please tell us about “Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction & Recovery”.
My experiences are unique, but my thought process is not. I hope others will read “Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction & Recovery” and identify, if not with the events, then certainly with the feelings. The goal is to shine a light on how similar survivors of trauma are. We are not alone. Knowing that, we can heal.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I have no regrets but, knowing what I know now, I would do everything differently. That being said, I am pretty darn happy with my life as it is right now.

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