It Went Without Saying invites the reader into a riveting story told by a mother, father and daughter -- a story of their struggle with the roots of addiction. The reader discovers, along with the authors, how the addiction begins to take hold of each of them and grows into a threat so ominous that it almost destroys them.
"This book is about more than addiction and recovery. It is also about the redemption and foregiveness that can leaad to a reclaiming of self, of family, from a monster that has hurt so many. Here the Chupkas share their story with a courage, frankness and detail that confronts the worst beasts of alcoholism with tenacity and love, ultimately revealing that there is always hope, always the possibility and opportunity to change and grow--no matter how dark it gets. This is an important testimony that with love, perseverance and faith, you can heal."
-- Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The New York Times and no.1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Speed of Trust
"This powerful story of recovery is a must-read for persons affected by addiction as well as those who counsel and minister to them. It Went Without Saying breaks the silence that too often accompanies the pain of addiction. It gives voice to the promise and hope of recovery. Telling this story was an act of love by a courageous family. Reading it will touch your heart."
--John Coppola, MSW, executive director, New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers