Incomprehensible Demoralization

An Addict Pharmacist’s Journey To Recovery

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
184 Pages
Reviewed on 03/10/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

We have an erroneous vision of what an addict looks like. The person sitting next to you in church could be an addict. It could be your doctor, lawyer, postal worker, or the little old lady that lives next door.

Incomprehensible Demoralization drew me in and held me captive. Jared Combs describes the life of an addict, namely his own life. It is with much courage that he shares the tale of his life. He was a drug addict and pharmacist. His marriage was deteriorating, but the pills were more important. Through the Lord, his church, the support of his family and AA, he has become a recovering addict. Combs seizes every opportunity to help others. Share his witness.

It’s been quite some time since I wrote this review. Recently I met Jared Combs in person. He’s a personable man. Will to share his story with those willing to listen. I witnessed his kindness, loyalty and faith. It is refreshing to know he truly lives a life of helping others.


This guy should've had his license revoked. He should have spent time in jail. His wife should have left a long time ago! But apparently God had other plans. Jared Combs received a gift from God- the gift of sobriety. What a gift! Keep carrying the message Jared!


God has plans for each of us. He has a plan for Jared.


Everyone should read this book, not just those battling drug or alcohol addiction. A great story of hope and the benefits of never giving up.


This book depicts the life of someone that was sick trying to get better. After all, alcoholism is a disease not moral deficiancy. Jared sums his experience up masterfully with a sense of humor. His story is evidence of life unmanageability turned into signifigance, purpose and happiness.


If god "has a plan for Jared", he failed miserably. Combs had his pharmacy license permanently revoked in early 2013 for diverting drugs from his then job at a pharmacy at UK to another pharmacy in Hazard, KY.

As a professor in a pharmacy school, I found some of the things in "Incomprehensible Demoralization" literally unbelievable. That's when I started poking around on the internet trying to see if others felt the same way. It was not easy finding the information that I provided above, most of what you find is dated 2009 and earlier and glowing reviews of surprise and courage, much like Ms. Boling's review. And why not? It IS a story of surprise and courage. However, I now now wonder how much of it is actually truthful.