Posted June 13, 2021 by lsanchez1017

An Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA) tells a riveting story of living in an abusive, alcoholic environment. This book will inspire readers to know that they can thrive after experiencing childhood trauma.

Author Lisa M. Sanchez pens Looking for Love in a Garbage Can to help individuals living in abusive, alcoholic home environments

[Los Angeles, CA June 13, 2021) – Even though May is Mental Health Awareness Month, sadly the issues of mental health are an everyday pandemic, enhanced by the worldwide pandemic we now know as COVID-19. That is why author Lisa M. Sanchez wrote Looking for Love in a Garbage Can. A Journey of Healing: How I Survived an Alcoholic Environment.

Now available on Amazon, this memoir describes in chilling details the author’s life living in a violent, dysfunctional and chaotic home environment ravished by mental and physical abuse due to her father’s alcoholism. Readers will ride along on a journey to revisit the drunken episodes, child molestation, teen pregnancy, and other life experiences, which impacted the author’s mental health, self-esteem and self-worth. As an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA), Sanchez’s environment impacted her interpersonal and love relationships, which led to looking for love in a garbage can or in all the wrong places.  Despite the difficulties, readers will find there is a path forward through forgiveness, perseverance, resilience and a determination to heal from childhood trauma. 

Described as “riveting, emotional, healing, uncomfortable at times, yet funny,” this book is for adults experiencing domestic violence; drug or alcohol addiction; crippling codependency on a partner struggling with drug or alcohol addiction; depression; or anyone who just simply needs help developing a personal life plan to break free of their current circumstances.


LISA M. SANCHEZ, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLC, is a native Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles.  After graduating from Palisades High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She is the vice president for Human Resources at an art and design college. She is a public speaker on the topics of organizational culture; diversity, equity, and inclusion; as well as COVID-19 and the future of work.

She is also the Founder and CEO of JustDigIn2It LLC.  As a Certified Professional Life Coach, Sanchez helps people who come from dysfunctional families and relationships break through their challenges and mental blocks so they can live more fulfilled and productive lives.

To schedule an interview, for signed copies of the book, or for life coach services, Sanchez can be reached at [email protected] or visit  Twitter; Instagram; LinkedIn @justdigin2it.


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Last Updated June 13, 2021