The Hero in Heroin: A Mother and Son’s Journey on Both Sides of the Veil


CHARLOTTE – Whether drugs, alcohol or other guise, more families than would like to admit struggle with addiction. For Mindy Miralia, the demon was her son Micah’s long battle with heroin.
Micah and Mindy had contemplated coauthoring a book about the highs and lows of Micah’s 15-year addiction. Unfortunately, the two never got the chance to make this dream a reality. On March 29, 2011, her Micah took his own life while in relapse.
Driven by grief, healing, and desire to help others while paying tribute her son, Miralia penned “The Hero in Heroin,” the story of the lessons she learned from her son’s battle with drugs. It’s Miralia’s hope that her book will help other families struggling with addiction, illness or loss.
“The Hero in Heroin” is divided into three parts. Part one is the story of Micah; his upbringing, family life, successes and ultimately his perceived failures. Part two tells of Micah and Mindy’s spiritual reunion after Micah has transitioned into the afterlife. Mindy shares vivid encounters and occurrences that remind her that Micah is still with her at times today. Part three are excerpts from Micah’s writings. Micah was a gifted writer who began documenting life events as early as age five through his struggle with addiction.
“I’m confident that Micah’s journey will help to ease the pain of other families and navigating similar issue’s and emotions,” Miralia said.
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Meet the Author

miralia resizeMINDY MIRALIA’s personal life centered on understanding addiction and addictive illness, in particular seeking alternative healing modalities. She studied with indigenous peoples worldwide, became a practitioner of energy medicine and continues conscious evolutionary development in her vision to bring healing to a new level. She is a certified Spiritual Counselor and is also certified in numerous healing systems, including Reiki, ThetaHealing, and Reconnective Healing. is a hub for booklovers and dedicated to on-the-rise authors that readers may not have heard of. For readers constantly in search of new titles, authors and ideas for their next read, BookTrib will introduce them under-the-radar writers who might be a perfect match. BookTrib has it all: new and noteworthy, exclusive reviews, video interviews, the hottest book podcasts, and all the buzz to enhance readers' understanding and enjoyment of books and up and coming authors. Top-notch contributors. In-the-know content partners. Expert recommendations. Behind-the-scenes peeks. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a 25-year-old literary marketing, publicity and social media firm. Visit

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