Scott A Spackey

Biography

Scott Spackey was involved with a notorious, organized; Los Angeles counterfeit and methamphetamine ring in the 90’s.
He left home just after he turned 16, living wherever he could. He started with pot at 13, regularly dosing LSD by 15 and shooting-up heroin, cocaine and meth at 17. Scott is a poly-drug addict, having abused every drug accessible, including one that is unknown beyond a secretive drug culture of addicts, gangsters and organized criminals. Grand theft auto, robbery, cheater, liar and dope fiend were his calling cards. Most of his associates are either dead, in prison or still on drugs, yet he somehow survived and is going on over twenty years being clean.
After a decade as a commercial building contractor, Scott’s restlessness drove him to become a counselor and life-coach. Without a degree or college education he became a certified addiction treatment counselor and was quickly disillusioned by the recovery field’s less than 10% success rate and being dominated by generic, corporate establishments that provide small compensation to working-in-the-trenches counselors while the facilities make disproportionate profit. He began a private practice counseling center which is in its twelfth lucrative year. He lives in Southern California near his girlfriend of 12 years and his 22 year old son. He was born June 28, 1966.
Scott provides keynote speeches at recovery conventions, provides workshops, authors several books, is a monthly contributor to a Los Angeles magazine and has appeared on Los Angeles TV and radio. He mentors and trains other addiction counselors and still maintains his private practice. His memoir, A Stone’s Throw, Memoir of a Dope Fiend, is in the beginning stages of film development. He tours and presents year round and his tour dates and locations are on all his websites.
He travels the world for adventure, having been to 12 different countries, including 5 spiritual pilgrimages to India. He rarely travels the landmark tourist sites, preferring the road far less traveled. He travels to expand the boundaries of his own consciousness and character.
He is currently working on his sequel memoir, Throwing Stones and a series of guide books on world religions and Eastern philosophies. In 2013 he was hit by another driver while on his motorcycle. He died instantly but was revived by paramedics, having to learn to walk and talk from scratch he is documenting his challenges in another memoir in an attempt to help others with similar tragedy.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I exist to share my experience and knowledge.
I know that my strange and psychedelic life can bring some enlightenment to others. My insights can spare others tragedy and help them to make realize their potential. When we live and access our potential, we become the best versions of ourselves we can be. Be the most you can be. BE... the example of living, loving, adventure and taking smart risks. DON'T MAKE YOUR LIFE ABOUT PLEASURE--SEEK FULFILLMENT.
Writing is how I breathe.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am honored to spend time with my readers. People I will never meet face to face, and yet we share a bond and it is a privilege to be invited to spend time with them.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Scott A Spackey online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Project Addiction intro: Down the Rabbit Hole
Project Addiction tells it all: EXACTLY what drugs feel like, how to do them, get them and how to stop if you need to. The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY. This is not told by a doctor, but by a real MDA, LSD, meth shooting dope-fiend who ALSO has a dozen years helping people through and beyond them. Scott doesn't judge drugs (or anything), he knows and shares it ALL for YOU to decide.

Books

Project Addiction Counselor, How to Create and Sustain A Private Practice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,050. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational
Step by step, detailed instructions how to be certified, get office space, marketing, billing, appearance, rapport, legal protection… All the details, big and small. A lucrative, fulfilling career without a degree and very little start-up money. Private counseling: It’s about time.
Road Games, Bizarre Stories, Curious Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Bizarre Stories—Curious Tales A collection of six short stories with a travel theme; a perfect companion for the train, the plane or road trip. Road Games happen on the road, in the air, the open sea and in the uncharted territory where the twilight meets the horizon. Odd & sensual occurrences, Sociopaths & surreal happenings.
A Stone's Throw, The True Story of a Wreckful Youth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 126,100. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
A memoir of triumph and redemption. A descent from innocence to narcissism into the dark culture of IV methamphetamine, psychedelics, organized drug crime & sex in 80’s Los Angeles. Pot & alcohol at 14, LSD by 15 & slamming-dope by 17. Involved with notorious counterfeiters & drug-dealers in L.A. Intense, shocking and brutal to the senses, A Stone’s Throw takes you on a journey he barely survived
Project Addiction-The Complete Guide to Using, Abusing and Recovering From Drugs and behaviors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 200,770. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drug Dependence
Every addictive drug and behavior is as unique as the individual caught in it. This book includes graphic detailed descriptions of each and every drug and abandons the recovery-industry “one-size-fits-all” mentality by separating each drug and behavior and provides strategies that are customized, specific and detailed.

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