“Embrace Your Excellence” uses the perspective of addicts in recovery to capture the raw human emotions of imprisonment in the cycle of addiction. The features are written in the voices of addicts in recovery. “Embrace Your Excellence” is a beautifully presented book full of surprises.

Embrace your Excellence

“Embrace Your Excellence” provides sound teaching on how drugs of abuse work in the body, their side effects, and their influences on the mind, brain, and addiction. The book does not stop there. It bravely chronicles the continuous recovery process and provides skeletons outlining the addicts successes.

The text covers many drugs including alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, narcotics, LSD, PCP, ecstasy, nicotine, caffeine, and numerous others. We are all storytellers. The book uses the narratives and tales of addicts’ personal experiences with substances and recovery to focus on understanding key classes of drugs of abuse.


“Embrace Your Excellence” captures the compassion and self-healing of the modern recovery process. The themes of community and psychoactive drugs come together in a way that addicts and those who love them can understand. The accounts of stimulants, depressants, opiates and opioids, hallucinogens, and neuromodulators are very accessible.


“Embrace Your Excellence” by Cognella Publishing emphasizes the importance of choices.

They are portrayed in terms of self-correction in a thoughtful and respectful style. Powerful lessons showcasing life, love, friendship, and grace evolve throughout each chapter.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”

The recovery process is about community.

Through first-person accounts, the reader will learn about Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Narcotics Anonymous, cognitive behavior therapy, seeking safety, food addictions, Ayahuasca, and the principles of LifeRing.

This is the kind of book that readers will keep in their hearts.