One Hit Away – A Memoir of Recovery
At the age of 24, Jordan Barnes woke up next to a lifeless body, rifled through his dead friends’ pockets for any remaining heroin, and went right back to using.
Strung out and homeless during the supposed best years of his life, there was no clear way out of the Opioid Crisis ravaging the streets of Portland, Oregon. But though Jordan had long accepted his fate, his parents still held out hope and would do everything in their power to get him the help he so desperately needed.
After a harrowing journey that proves the life of an addict will always get worse, never better, Jordan found himself at the gates of Sand Island, Hawaii’s most notorious two-year inpatient treatment facility. He soon discovers that though his heart was in the right place, the hardest battle of his life was yet to come.
One Hit Away is his arduous and unlikely true story of recovery, rehabilitation, and redemption.
About Jordan P. Barnes (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Jordan Barnes is a grateful addict in recovery, and Sand Island Treatment Center is his home group. When he’s not sharing his experience, strength, and hope through writing, he enjoys bodysurfing and diving, as well as long walks on the beach while swinging his metal detector. Jordan resides in beautiful Kailua, HI. He has been sober from all mind and mood altering substances since August 29th, 2011. One Hit Away is his debut memoir.