The Memoir and Survival Guide of Artist and Author Rick Cheadle!

Winning the Battle Against Addiction: My Personal Story.

I've documented my entire journey from start to finish chronicling how I broke free from the vicious cycle of addiction. I would love to help you do the same. This book incudes my life story along with a survival guide to help you navigate your way toward sobriety.






Instant Downloadable eBook of my life story & survival guide

This Book Includes

How I dealt with:

  • Bullying

  • Betrayal

  • Violence

  • PTSD

  • Bi-Polar Disorder

  • Deception

  • Addiction

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Loss

  • Love

  • Healing

  • Recovery

  • Enjoying Life Again



  • Anyone who is battling addiction of any kind

  • Anyone who wants to turn their life around and break the cycle of addiction

  • Anyone who's family has begged them to get help

  • Anyone fighting Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder or PTSD

  • Anyone who wants to change their life but doesn't know where to start

  • Anyone who wants to learn how creative expression can ease the mind

This book is designed to help those suffering with many of the same things I've experienced. I've written the survival techniques that worked for me. If you're facing anything similar, you may find this book helpful. My entire story is written here along with the steps I took that led toward my recovery.

My life is new again thanks to my determination to

break the cycle and take my life back.

How addiction had taken over my life

Everything revolved around drinking and it was

destroying my life and affecting my family.

My life story. The good the bad and the ugly

Things in my life started to take a nosedive at a very early age beginning with a family break-up and being bullied by kids at school. I've written about my failures as well as my success to document how change is possible with hard work and determination.

Why I finally STOPPED the cycle of self destruction

Stopping was definitely the hardest thing I've ever done in my life but also the most rewarding. It is possible. I found my way out of it by replacing alcohol with something far greater. I can't wait to share it with you

Encouragement & Motivation

This survival guide may give you the courage to break free from the cycle of addiction and deal with other concerns like anxiety, depression, PTSD along with many other things. Learn about yourself and find clarity along the way. I am here to cheer you on along your road to recovery

Easy to follow art projects to stimulate your creative side

Step-by-step guide to creating various art projects that activate your mind and wake up the artist in you. No experience necessary! Written out instructions along with photographs to provide clear directions. This book also includes printable coloring sheets for projects you can keep.

Journaling your way to a better emotional state

Journaling is a great way to deal with your feelings. It helps you feel gratitude for the things you appreciate and treasure. It also helps expose negative feelings, bringing them to the surface so you can face them and deal with them properly.

Learn Paint Pouring

Learn acrylic paint pouring by layering various colors of paint on top of each other. This technique is called the Dirty Pour. Create many variations of abstract art with this technique

Additional Information

Knowledge is power. This book contains so much information. You can take what works for you and implement it immediately. The more you know, the quicker your road to recovery will be!

Note From Rick Cheadle

Hi, my name is Rick Cheadle. I'm going to share my story with you. I honestly never thought my life was all that interesting. However, my friends and family beg to differ. They feel like my experiences might help those who are enduring similar circumstances, and I totally agree.   

My story is full of triumph and tragedy: tears and tribulation. The pain of being bullied, followed by anxiety, depression, and addiction. A violent, brutal attack that changed my life forever. Fighting PTSD. The struggle to reach sobriety. The betrayal of the last person on earth you'd expect it from. Immersing myself in Art and Music. And a beautiful angel that appeared at my lowest moment and made everything worthwhile.  

Maybe it would help others to know they are not alone in the battle of life. Or maybe something I say will resonate and start the chain of events leading to healing and recovery. This memoir captures some of my childhood and covers a period when my struggles outnumbered my victories. Why am I writing this book? The answer is simple. I've been through some things and found my way to the other side. I didn't do it the traditional way. I had to forge the road while I walked down it. I hope that maybe I can help or inspire someone in a way that will make a difference. If I help just one person, this book will succeed.  

I've had it hard, but I know others have been through much worse. Don't feel bad for what I went through. After all these events made me the person, I am today. I'm happy to say I have an amazing family and a thriving career. But in the end, I'm just a regular person who was too stubborn to roll over and play dead. I am a fighter for my own happiness and well-being. I also want to make it clear I am not a doctor. I'm not recommending any kind of treatment for any person. I am also not saying what worked for me will work for you. If I can go through these things and survive, then I know other people can do it too, just in their own way and in their own time. Hopefully, reading what worked for me will help you to start your own journey. I know you need to do what works for you. But you have to start somewhere. Self-Discovery is a great place.

Our journey awaits. Let's go!

Rick Cheadle

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