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Whitehorse, Abuse, Alcoholism, Addiction, Prison, Vancouver, Salvation

Free Man Walking
by Andy Nieman

The horror of loneliness. Over 10 years in prison. Hooked on heroin, cocaine and drugs for 23 years. A chronic alcoholic for 27. Homeless. Eating out of garbage bins. Born into a violent alcoholic home. Molested by a pedophile in a residential school for three years. Surviving on skid row for 10 years. Living with the constant threat of suicide.

Now this same person has a University Degree, is a United Pentecostal Church Pastor, an Officer of the Legislative Assembly, a poet, husband and stepdad. This true story will give you a unique front-row look into a world few know about or experience.

Once you read this book your heart will be overflowing with hope. You will be left with no other alternative because this story will touch you so deeply it will remain in your heart the rest of your life. If you know a chronic alcoholic or drug addict whose life appears to be totally hopeless, or have a family member living with one, this book is a book for you and for them.

I could not stop drinking! I could not stop sticking that needle in my arm! No matter what I tried I always failed…until I learned the TRUTH!

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I am Northern Tutchone, (pronounced “Two-Show-Nee”) a member of the White River First Nation in the Yukon Territory, Canada. I never ever dreamed I would draw a sober breath long enough to actually matter to anyone. Today, I am completely delivered from the horrible loneliness violence and pain of being a former convict, skid row alcoholic and a cocaine/heroin addict. I am now 18 years clean and sober as of Feb. 1, 2012.

After God cleaned up my life, I went back to school and eventually earned a University Degree in Social Work. I ran my own therapeutic counselling business for 6 years and on December 10, 2009 I became an officer of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. I was ordained a Minister with the UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH INTERNATIONAL on June 29, 2009. Looking back on my dangerous, traumatic, exciting, sad, happy life, I only have one regret. I regret that I did not give my life to Jesus sooner…because the life He gives back is the absolute BEST LIFE there could possibly be!


Andy Nieman

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