By India Ogazi
Legacy Community Health Wellness Manager, Felicia Sexton, recently published a new book titled “From Recovery to Discovery,” which chronicles her journey overcoming addiction. Sexton — a licensed physical trainer — conveys lessons she learned from her journey overcoming cocaine addiction. The book is published by Shekinah Glory Publishing.
“We’re all addicted to something,” Sexton said. “It could be food, negative thinking, overworking or drugs and alcohol. Because I’ve overcome addiction, and have been able to restore my health and body, I now want to help patients at Legacy do the same.”
Sexton sees Legacy patients with diabetes, eating disorders, drug or alcohol addiction, HIV and transgender care needs at Legacy’s Body Positive gym — a free service for Legacy patients in need. After 24 years of sobriety, she felt a calling to share her personal story of recovery and inspiration.
According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.1 million adults have an alcohol use disorder in the U.S. and opioid drug abuse has reached epidemic levels. Sexton’s book is available at Amazon and Kindle.
“Everyone who comes through Legacy is struggling with something, and I work to address the whole person during my training sessions. This book is part of that mission,” Sexton said.