"This One's For You"
The story of one family's struggle through addiction and their journey to find inspiration and meaning in the face of death.
Heroin may have taken Seth at the young age of 23, but it wasn't going to take the opportunity to continue his story.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Wow! There is something for everyone in ‘This One’s For You.’ Parents, friends, teachers and coaches who work with young people, all of us – there are many messages. Facing problems with children and young adults, everyone can appreciate the experience. It is a tough but very worthwhile adventure. A thoughtful look at serious family challenges – with workable solutions offered as well."
DR. TOM DAVIS
Retired Men’s Basketball Coach
University of Iowa 1986-1999
"Golf is a great game enjoyed by many. It is a game that teaches us many of life’s lessons: Sportsmanship, honesty, problem-solving, patience, respect to name a few. I have known the Johnston family for over 15 years and watched in amazement how Jeff and his family have dealt with the pain and suffering from the loss of a son and brother. They have chosen this tragic moment in their life as an opportunity to educate and help others who may be in a similar situation and used the game of golf as a vehicle to help create awareness. Jeff’s book is thought-provoking and details the reality of addiction, gives you his perspective and insight, as well as hope for the future."
PGA Golf Professional
"As a father, as a professional in the financial services industry, and as someone who has dealt with my own addiction issues, Jeff’s message and his personal journey have had a profound impact in my life. His inspiration transcends generations, ideologies, and occupations. I am certain that the positive impact Jeff continues to have in the lives of so many others will keep Seth’s memory alive in perpetuity. I have the fortunate privilege of drawing inspiration from many individuals inside the financial advisor community. Jeff, I can’t thank you enough for humbly occupying a seat at the pinnacle of that list. #GoodAdvisorsFinishFirst"
VP, Regional Wealth Consultant LPL Financial
"It’s a club no one should ever want to join- losing a child to addiction and overdose. Author, father and businessman Jeff Johnston’s decision to write a book and form a foundation to help others will surely be life-changing for many. In his darkest hours he somehow found inspiration and a way forward. I highly recommend ‘This One’s for You’."
Author of “Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of Hope for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction”
and Founder of Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation
"My introduction to the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) was as a sponsor but my love and passion to work with the young men and women of junior golf ultimately led me to where I am today. The AJGA, and specifically Leadership Links, has provided me the opportunity to hear tremendous stories of perseverance and determination. The Johnston's unique journey is one of dedication and ultimately love in the face of unimaginable pain and suffering. The beauty of what they have done has been an inspiration to us all. 'This One’s For You' will be a tremendous guide for those families battling addiction and substance abuse and a stark reminder that life, like golf, is often unfair and cruel yet ultimately a true test of resolve and character. "
Senior VP of Development
in charge of the AJGA Foundation
"How the Johnston family coped with the tragic loss of Seth, raising funding for ASAC and awareness to the current opioid epidemic, is truly inspiring. What Ian did on the golf course during his four years of high school golf is unparalleled at Prairie High School, becoming the best player in school history; what Ian and his family have done off the golf course, the work they have done to raise funds for ASAC to help people battling addiction, is even more impressive."
Golf Coach, Prairie High School
"Jeff has a passion for using his difficult story as a parent to help others with the challenges of family substance use disorder. He strives to remove the stigma that many associate with addiction and helps to connect people to help and resources that can overcome the fear and despair that families feel when seeking answers. His story provides help and hope."
Area Substance Abuse Council
"I couldn’t put it down, then I had to put it down. This One’s For You hit me very hard when I realized the age of my young children and the challenges and obstacles they will face. A must read for anyone looking for a roadmap, a survivor's guide to addiction, substance abuse and trauma.'
LPL Financial Advisor
Premier Investments of Iowa, Inc.