The Big Trap: Just One Last High! Is an autobiographical self help guide about the author T. Rose’s journey into and then out of drug addiction and dependency. You can purchase the book on Amazon, and find out a little more about the author by checking out this Interview I did with her a few weeks ago.
When T. Rose first came to me to review this I wasn’t sure, not because of the content specifically, we don’t discrimination or censor things here at Off the Record, but instead because it’s more difficult to review something that’s semi or fully autobiographical, because you don’t want to rate someone’s actual life experiences. But I felt after looking through it that T. Rose had something important to say, and this book isn’t just about her personal experience, it’s a guiding influence from someone who’s actually been there and done it. It helps to sign post all the steps that lead you down the path of dependency and addiction, and because it does that it gives you the guide to avoiding it.
I have a lot to say about this book but a lot of it is specifics which I don’t want to share because you really should experience it yourself. I do want to add before I get going that I’ve had people in my family who’ve suffered from dependency issues, so this story resonated deeply with me. She managed to hit right at the core of addiction and what it can make you do and how an addict can rationalise it.
What caught me most is that it’s not just hard hitting and it doesn’t just delve deeply into the darkness and profound quagmire that is drug addiction, but it’s also engaging and well written. I mean, when I do these reviews I do my best to read and connect with the submission, because I need to understand the book to review it but when it’s a book like this It’s not something I need to do actively instead I just kind of got swept into T. Rose’s life and the narrative of The Big Trap: Just One Last High!
Now some of this isn’t universal, It probably wouldn’t be interesting if all of it could be related to someone else but those unique elements make it so engaging, but their are parts that any addict can understand and connect with and that can be best summed up in the title, which references the mantra of many addicts, and how they think that you can ration out addictions, how you can just have one more. It’s never that easy. I mean people struggle to give up chocolate for New Years, so imagine how much more difficult and uncooperative the addiction monkey is going to be if you’ve been taking pills or snorting coke. But T. Rose paints such a vivid picture of her life and the factors which led to her spiraling into drug abuse and it isn’t just all sadness, she shows the lighter side, and also the determination and hopefulness that you can escape the vicious cycle of chasing that last high.
So that’s what I thought of The Big Trap: Just One Last High! by T. Rose and you can check that out on Amazon. I think it more than earned a 4/5 for its honesty, vulnerability and because it’s hopeful about helping you through it yourself if your also struggling through addiction.
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