Alcoholism and Catholicism: both are paradoxes. They capture life and death. Joy and suffering. Faith and doubt. Compassion and abuse. Death and resurrection.
In this inspiring autobiographical work, Annetta Sutton takes her readers on a journey of pure redemption. Through the alcohol abuse present in her family, marriage, and career, Annetta bore witness to the disease’s devastating wrath. Yet, she chose to be an instrument of peace, to guide others in rising from the ashes. Told through vignettes of her life, Annetta’s interactions with addiction touch on themes of abuse, sexual violence, diversity of faith, parenting and families, and much more. Catholic Alcoholic: A Witness to Addiction and Redemption is a testament to the might and perseverance of the human spirit.
About the Author
Annetta Sanow Sutton, CEO and founder of Five Point Consulting, is currently in the Spiritual Care Department at Hazelden Foundation. She is a Midwest-based national speaker for twenty-five years and Roman Catholic Diocesan Director for nineteen years with expertise in the areas of grief, annulments, recovery, and ecumenism. Annetta continues to speak and write on human rights, chemical dependency, and recovery. With a BA in ministry and addiction counseling from University of Mary, a master’s in pastoral counseling from Emmanuel College–Boston, and certification through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Annetta, mother of five and grandmother of nine, acknowledges her greatest education has occurred through motherhood and life.