To Hell And Back: A Surgeon's Story Of Addiction: 12 Prescriptions For Awareness by Steven B. HeirdTo Hell And Back: A Surgeon's Story Of Addiction: 12 Prescriptions For Awareness by Steven B. Heird

To Hell And Back: A Surgeon's Story Of Addiction: 12 Prescriptions For Awareness

bySteven B. Heird

Paperback | January 13, 2015

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"To Hell and Back" chronicles the life of Dr. Steven B. Heird and his battle with addiction, putting his loving family, booming medical practice and years of education at risk. After a spiritual awakening in the rehabilitation hospital, he began to see light and love in all places, finally able to identify the things that made him experience true happiness. The book concludes with twelve unique prescriptions to guide a path to awareness.

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Steven B. Heird, MD, FACS holds certifications in general surgery and the specialty of vascular surgery. He has devoted his skills and expertise to his private practice while expanding his spiritual and holistic approaches to life and medicine. After a stay in a rehabilitation hospital to overcome the power of addiction, Dr. Heird is e...

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Title:To Hell And Back: A Surgeon's Story Of Addiction: 12 Prescriptions For AwarenessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Snapshot of a Perfect Life Chapter 2: My Secret Is Out Chapter 3: Closing In Chapter 4: The Turkey Farmer's Son Chapter 5: A Glimmer of an Idea Chapter 6: Buckling Down Chapter 7: Work Hard Chapter 8: Play Hard Chapter 9: Rocky Mountain High Chapter 10: Guadalajara Chapter 11: Cars and Craziness Chapter 12: The Bubble Chapter 13: Residency and a Serious Relationship Chapter 14: A Sobering Wake-up Call Chapter 15: Beginning Married Life and Residency Chapter 16: Birth and Death Chapter 17: Buildup to a Breaking Point Chapter 18: Detox Chapter 19: Heal Thyself Chapter 20: The Awakening Chapter 21: Clean and Sober Chapter 22: Endings and Beginnings

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In "To Hell and Back", Steve Heird is refreshingly honest about his struggles with addiction as a well-respected physician. His humble nature, sense of humor, and raw honesty are inspiring, and his insights on healing and awareness will help many who are struggling in their darkest days to hold out for the hope and light available to us all. ---Dina Proctor, best-selling author of "Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went from Hell to Happy in Nine Minutes a Day" When you lose your way on the journey of life, his mottoes to live by will guide you through the difficult times and help you to find your way. Dr. Steven Heird's experience can be your life coach and the guide you require so your pain becomes the labor pain of your self-birth. ---Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of "A Book of Miracles" and "The Art of Healing" In your hands is a prescription unlike any you have ever had before. Once you read this book you will have something "refillable" that will never run out for a life you absolutely love living. This book is medicine for your Soul. ---Mary Morrissey, best-selling author of "No Less Than Greatness" and "Building Your Field of Dreams" I have had the honor of working with Dr. Heird in various capacities. Finding his way from addiction to recovery, this surgeon has turned his powerful and effective method of healing and transformation into a series of prescriptions that will guide others to the truth about their addictions. "To Hell and Back" will light the path to extinguish the fear and self-doubt that come with the power of addiction and will lead one to self-love, self-trust, and freedom from limitation. ---Esperanza Universal, attorney, spiritual teacher, S.O.U.L. Institute Inc. [www.soulinstitute.com] If you're looking for a light to guide your path from addiction to recovery, "To Hell and Back" will shine a healing truth to help you find your way. This surgeon's story of addiction is sure to teach you the power of perseverance and the importance of awareness. ---Michael Harris, best-selling author and business coach Receive a prescription like no other with this candid and enlivening story of one surgeon's path from addiction to recovery. Take time to nurture your soul with this honest account of the importance of awareness when it matters most. ---Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of "The Big Leap" and "Conscious Loving" Wow what a journey Steven. A journey that took me into a mental movie seeing every part of your story as you expressed it so vividly, the story came alive for me. Powerful, personal, authentic and gutsy---real narration that we can all relate to as humans, as healthcare professionals, and as people seeking fulfillment from the outside-in. Thank you for your courage in sharing your life learnings so openly with the world. I agree 100% with your Twelve Prescriptions. What kept jolting me out of the movie scenes while reading the book were the revelations neatly built into the text, that made me STOP and ponder, deeply. I quote some of those Moments of Truth from your book: "I was convinced that getting ahead would make me happy. When I get there, then it's going to all feel perfect. For some reason, I was never satisfied." "That tiny obstacle to learning the truth gave me a good excuse to remain in denial." "Being an addict doesn't suppress the goodness within you. It temporarily sequesters what you fear so you don't have to deal with it." "This small thought of gratitude seemed to create the smallest crack of light in my consciousness. My mind's eye began to experience a stream of images." "My tears flowed. I'm okay just the way I am? I don't need to do anything to be loved? I'm loved! I know it and feel it! I am LOVED! I AM love! I became one with that love at that moment." Dr. Heird's book is a must read for everyone seeking personal growth, self-redemption, and connection with others and the Divine Power. While underpinning that we are mere mortal humans, living only to express our souls' higher purpose on this Earth---which is to eventually reconnect with The One, The Origin, The Destiny of Love. ---Dr. Hisham Abdalla, best-selling author of "4D Leadership: Master the 4D's of Success and Live your Dreams"