“An Addict Within”

(You Can Break My Heart but You Can’t Break My Life)

by Mark Lipp



  • Is what you are doing to help your Addict just not working?
  • Is someone in your family struggling with Crystal Meth, Speed,Cocaine, Heroin, Opiates or Alcohol?
  • Are You Looking For Help  For Yourself Dealing With Your Addict?
  • Are You trying to Break the Chains of Codependency?
  • Are You unsure of what is and what isn’t Enabling?
  • You Looking For Help Because Your Family Is In Chaos?
  • Are You in  chaos over the situation with your addict?

















If you are the parent of an Addict, or any family member dealing with an Addict and looking for help in dealing with the familial issues caused by an addict in your family like codependency, and enabling…you have definitely come to the right place and found your home.  If you have come here because you know a family struggling with a member who is addicted to drugs and or alcohol, you also have come to the right spot We can  definitely and  truly help you. You see I know what you and your family are going through. I have lived with a brother who is an addict and a daughter who is an addict. I know what it takes to get your life and that of your families back to normal, because I too have lived that life. Few things are more damaging then dealing with an addict in your family. All the damage done to relationships, and the codependency and enabling of  and by certain family members with the addict, all help to create and fuel  “Familial Damage”. I understand the infighting, the problems with enabling,  and the destroyed relationships. I understand and have  lived in anger generated when dealing with family struggles caused by an Addicts behavior. I am not just a life coach in this area but an Author, Mentor, Adviser, and motivational speaker. I share  and understand an empathy that only someone who has made this journey can have.


Best Regards,







M.E. Lipp

Mark Lipp

Amazon Verified Book Reviews 


 5.0 out of 5 starsA must read for anyone with a drug addicted child who thinks they are alone

November 9, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This book gave me so much comfort. As the mother of a heroin addict it was so comforting to know that I am not the only one. The author wrote with such authenticity; I could relate to every word. How he burned up his daughter’s stripper clothes (been there, except I cut them up). The revolving door of boyfriends that just got her into worse trouble. How he worried aout the safety of his family the deeper and darker her addiction got. His obsession with trackig his daughter and her whereabouts. I read this book as if I was reading excerpts from my life with my daughter. Everytime a nice family reads about another nice family having a drug addict in in their midst; it helps us all heal. It shows us that drug addiction does not discriminate and happens to the best parents and worst parents alike. This book helped me to let go a little of the shame and stigma. God bless Mr. Lipp for sharing his story


Janet M. Rosenbaum

5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a wonderful book. My husband and I lost a daughter …

September 11, 2017

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

This is a wonderful book. My husband and I lost a daughter to drug addiction last December and I found Mark’s story to be healing, and although parts are painful, they are also comforting because it let’s us know we are not alone.


Cindy Therwhanger

5.0 out of 5 stars  So Helpful!

June 5, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

Mr. Lipp knows what it means to be the parent of an addict and the story of his journey with his drug addicted daughter is inspiring and encouraging for parents going through the same thing. Would recommend for any parent of a drug addicted child!




Lisa Lyon

on July 18, 2014

Must read if you have an addict in your life you love. It is also a great story about letting go of the things you cannot change in your life and moving forward