McGinnis has been married for 42 years and has a loving son Dale, her first born. She and her husband have been very active in animal welfare, establishing the first ever humane society in the county in which they lived in N.C.
McGinnis lost her youngest son, a paramedic and an RN to the disease of addiction. She has given talks in her community on addiction as well as speaking to young men who have been remanded to drug counselling sessions by the courts.
McGinnis wrote her first book - I Am Your Disease (The Many Faces of Addiction) after the death of her son. It is co-authored by Heiko Ganzer, LCSW, CASAC of Phoenix Psychotherapy. It's a brutally honest and compelling book.
Her second book is Slaying the Addiction Monster - An All-Inclusive Look at Drug Addiction in America Today and is filled with the latest information on drugs and addiction and has chapters by leading addiction researchers.
Her third book, and her first children's book is The Addiction Monster and the Square Cat aimed at 5th and 6th graders and up. This book is consistently on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Substance Abuse. The book is a fictionalized version of her son Scott's death told by the sassy but lovable family cat.
For more information on Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis and her books, go to www.theaddictionmonster.com.
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