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Unmasking Addiction: A Groundbreaking Memoir Delivers a Lifeline to Those Loving an Addict

Hey Addiction, Thanks for NOTHING!

Library Tales Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming release of "Hey Addiction, Thanks for NOTHING: A Brutally Honest Guide to Loving an Addict Without Losing Your Mind," by Meredith Beardmore, LMHC.

With the bold aim to bridge the gap between print media and clinical settings, Beardmore, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in substance abuse, shares her personal journey of loving someone ensnared by addiction. The author candidly illustrates the universal trauma inflicted by addiction, a disease that spares no one, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or profession.

"Hey Addiction, Thanks for NOTHING" is not a detached account of theories or techniques—it's a memoir that couples raw honesty with an uplifting tone. Beardmore sheds her professional persona to share her personal experiences of trying and failing to "save" her loved ones from addiction.

Incorporating gritty artwork, this guide allows readers to see themselves in various scenarios, providing much-needed validation for those wrestling with similar struggles. The author doesn't stop at sharing her experiences; she provides a comprehensive toolkit based on diverse evidence-based treatment modalities, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Expressive Arts Techniques.

Meredith Beardmore

Meredith Beardmore, also known as "Mend with Mere" on her successful YouTube channel, is a renowned psychotherapist practicing just outside NYC. A graduate of The Ohio State University’s #1 ranked Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Meredith is a former Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator at Iona College and is a member of various professional associations. She regularly trains other clinicians and speaks on using Expressive Arts Techniques in Group Counseling.

Scheduled for release on September 15, 2023, "Hey Addiction, Thanks for NOTHING" arrives during Recovery Month—a national observance aimed at promoting and supporting recovery practices and the broader recovery community. This guide provides hope, validation, and a sense of community to individuals living on the periphery of addiction, helping them move out of trauma and back into their lives.

A hardcover edition will follow before Christmas.

Pre-orders are now available on the Library Tales Publishing website.

For those battling with the harsh realities of loving an addict, Meredith Beardmore’s ground-breaking memoir offers a unique blend of professional expertise, personal insight, humor, and practical support. "Hey Addiction, Thanks for NOTHING" serves as a lifeline to those yearning for respite from the dark cloud of addiction's harm.

To learn more about the book or pre-order your copy, visit

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