Denise Krochta:

The Author’s Official Website


Sweat is the true-life story of author Denise Krochta, a mom who moved into “crisis” mode when she discovered that her teenage son was addicted to prescription drugs, along with alcohol and street drugs. Hers is a story of discovery and recovery. She offers experience, not advice. She developed this simple plan for dealing with an addict in the family, and used it herself. She now shares it with others who also live surrounded by the chaos of a drug-addicted family member.

The Plan

For Loved Ones of Addicts


“I decided to pull myself up and learn how (as instructed in an old Paul Simon song) to “dominate the impossible in my life.”

“My recovery from addiction to my addict began much earlier than my son’s recovery from his addiction to drugs.”

“We were very nervous and our trust was limited, but that’s what addiction does.”