Spiral’s End: Hepatitis C and Me, is personal, honest, and humble autobiography, of a skeptics approach to AA, spirituality, the deaths of both his parents, and his ultimate insanity. Delusions of grandeur, psychotic episodes, lead him to discovering the rooms, and his misunderstanding of Hippopotamus Sea. Follow the writer as clouds clear and he discovers he has Hepatitis C, his journey through interferon, and his 2nd chance.
A poignant true addiction story covering all the facets of tragedy and ultimately triumph over the insidious family disease of alcoholism and addiction. Follow Jared Bryan Smith’s journey to insanity and beyond as he jumps off of a bridge and lands in the looney bin and ultimately Alcoholics Anonymous. The 17 years of drug abuse abates, the fog webs clear and he learns he is Hepatitis C positive, his liver is failing and he has no health insurance for the 3 thousand dollars a month Interferon treatments required to save his life. A miraculous story of a tormented soul released from a literal hell. An exciting read that will leave you breathless, and inspire you with perseverance, and faith as Jared Bryan Smith details the path to hell and back, in all it’s gory intricacy as he tries his best to explain the inexplicable thought process of a man driven mad by the drink.
Discovering Hepatitis C, he documents his trials and tribulations through the painful Interferon process with great detail, as he trudges through the train wreckage of almost 20 years of drinking and drugging, fighting a debilitating disease, all the while living to hand to mouth as he struggles to live life, pay bills, make meetings, and endure one year of Interferon to clear the virus, emerging victorious, virus free, and more importantly, a brand new man.