800 Meters: A Journey of Addiction, Recovery and Redemption

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800 METERS A Journey of Addiction, Recovery and Redemption. Mikael Luman had it all: good friends, a loving family and an outstanding future as an athlete. But his spiral into drug addiction destroyed everything Mikael valued. He traded college athletics for a world of strippers and good times, highs and lows, raves and week-long parties all fueled by ecstasy, nitrous oxide, cocaine and methamphetamines. In and out of jail, no longer possessing even a driver s license, the one-time star runner now ran from the law and from the demons that drove him. Even a son born out of wedlock could not break Mikael s addiction. He dealt and manufactured drugs, was kidnapped and shot at. He watched his friends ruin their lives. Yet even at his lowest moments, Mikael believed that he had a special calling and that the hell he was living was for a reason. His wild ride ended with an arrest and a prison term, where he slowly got back in touch with reality, his purpose in life and the son he d hardly known. Now, Mikael s told the whole story in an honest, frank and sometimes humorous memoir that only someone who s survived the criminal lifestyle of drug addiction can tell. Married with a daughter, he wants to use his experiences to bring nationwide awareness to the need for drug treatment programs that are not just reactive but proactive. Mikael Luman broke out of the prison of addiction, but many more will not. His inspiring book is a must-read for parents, educators, addicts and young people who think, It will never happen to me.

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Mikael Luman lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Amanda and daughter, Mikaila. He is the founder of A Generation Free, a foundation advocating life-skills education. For more information see generationfree.org.

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The only thing more incredible than Mikael Luman s descent into destruction and near death, is his incredible recovery and powerful desire to help others. Mikael Luman is living proof that you don t have to die from drug addiction; there is a solution! Help and recovery are possible! --Neil Scott, producer/host of RECOVERY - Coast to Coast

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