Blackout to Blessing

How the Perfect love of Jesus Saved Me From the Highway to Hell

News Reporter by Day, Blackout Drunk by Night

Addictions are painfully packaged with paralyzing shame, and the horror of “coming to” after a marathon blackout is especially excruciating for women. Females who drink excessively are often labeled, easy, sleazy, desperate and needy – suffering intense judgment that often escapes men. These out-of-control drinkers often adeptly juggle professional jobs, homes, and families – but fear of being exposed keeps them in bondage on hamster wheels fueled by fear, lies, and deception. Melissa Huray was such a woman – medicating panic, anxiety, fear, and a gaping abandonment wound with uncontrolled drinking binges and an endless stream of empty relationships. After fifteen fruitless years of searching the world for answers, Melissa finally surrendered to the only One with any true saving power.

About Melissa Huray

Melissa Huray has dedicated the last two decades to helping people with addictions find freedom. Radically delivered by the Lord Jesus 20 years ago, she is a masters level addiction counselor with degrees in communications and exercise physiology. Through a series of divine appointments, in 2018 she was hired as Executive Director for the Lindell Recovery Network. Her many writing pieces have appeared in local magazines, Steve Bannon’s War Room forum, and in Charisma Media publications. Melissa’s memoir will be released in 2023 by Beaufort Books and a devotional book is scheduled for publication by BroadStreet books in 2024. Melissa Huray has appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast and is a frequent speaker who has presented at Hazelden, Minnesota Social Services Association, and many other conferences. She also served as an addiction treatment professional and advisor on the Minnesota DWI court panel in Duluth, MN.

Prior to entering the field of addiction recovery, Melissa was an on-air radio personality and Emmy award winning news reporter and anchor. She currently lives in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville with her husband Mike and has three daughters. Melissa is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ who enjoys reading, running, wordsmithing and singing on her church worship team and with the City of Lakes, a nationally recognized women’s Barbershop chorus in Minneapolis, MN.


Craig Brown
Craig BrownAuthor/Speaker “Stop Hiding - Start Healing"
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I have had the privilege of witnessing God snap the chains of addiction in the lives of thousands of people over the last two decades.
Every life is a testimony and a beautiful story. I have heard many, but one really stands out, and that is the amazing life life of Melissa Huray, author of her new book Blackout To Blessing.
I have read many fabulous books that share about how God snapped the chains of addiction and rescued the author from a life of pain and shame. Melissa's book Blackout To Blessing is without doubt the most meticulous and transparent offering I have read. I have never read testimony with so much in- depth detail. She has a fabulous memory and doesn't hold back when sharing her amazing life story.
Nate Oyloe
Nate OyloeAgape First Ministries
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This book is cinematic, supernatural and anointed. It was literally like a movie was playing in my head as I was reading, and so powerful and touching that I was brought to tears.