Out of the Darkness
by Kerryn Redpath
Despite a happy, loving start to life, some dire choices in Kerryn’s teens sent this young Australian woman into a wild path of destruction.
Given less than two hours to live with heart and kidney failure, a result of complications of a drug-related disease, Kerryn’s story is one that leaves the reader astounded.
In a brutally honest account, Kerryn describes the terrifying scenes she witnessed as she spiralled into the dark world of drug addiction. Chilling stories of ODs, drug and alcohol fuelled fights, months spent gravely ill in hospital and of hope almost lost, fill the pages.
Having miraculously survived two close encounters with death and several ODs, Kerryn discovered a faith and embarked on a spiritual journey that has changed the direction of her life forever.
First published in 2010, this story has already impacted many lives and paved the way for Kerryn’s compelling School Drug & Alcohol Presentation.
“This is a compelling story that should be read by all, young and old, parents, teenagers and current or past addicts of all persuasions. It is written in a simple matter-of-fact style. It is a story that should be especially read by all teenagers in their passage through the years of life, where they are most frequently brought in touch with the abhorrent world of drug addiction in all its forms.”
Associate Professor Peter Ryan (Kerryn’s medical specialist)