"As America faces an epidemic of overweight, addicted, and compulsive children and young adults, I recommend this book to families, teachers, and therapists. Burt Nordstrand offers solid help and insight into the nature and complexity of addiction."
—George Mann, MD, chairman and co-founder of The Retreat,
founder and former director of St. Mary's Treatment Program, and pioneer
developer of hospital-based Minnesota-model programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The very qualities that defined Burt Nordstrand as an addict also made him an entrepreneur extraordinaire. He hit “bottom” when, for all appearances, he was fit and happy. No longer willing to live a double life of outward success and inward devastation caused by multiple addictions: compulsive overeating, diet pills, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, irresponsible sex, gambling, over-exercising, etc., Nordstrand pursued recovery at age forty and his personal life began to turn around.
At age seventy, he reflects back on the distance he traveled in pursuit of serenity and peace of mind. Most addictions can be addressed with abstinence; however, that is not possible with food addiction. Burt Nordstrand must continue Living with the Enemy.