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Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy
Sheff, David (Book - 2013 )
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Author David Sheff offers a new paradigm for dealing with addiction based on cutting-edge research and stories of his own and other families' struggles with--and triumphs over--drug abuse.
Authors: Sheff, David
Title: Clean
overcoming addiction and ending America's greatest tragedy
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Characteristics: xxii, 374 p. ;,24 cm
Notes: "An Eamon Dolan book."
Contents: AMERICA ON DRUGS. This is your brain on drugs ; This is our nation on drugs
WHY WE USE. Everybody does it ; Helping kids grow up
WHEN DRUG USE ESCALATES. Use becomes abuse, and abuse becomes addiction ; Addicts aren't weak, selfish, or amoral
they're ill ; Don't deny addiction, don't enable it, and don't wait for an addict to hit bottom
he could die ; Intervention
GETTING CLEAN. Finding treatment ; Detox
STAYING CLEAN. Beginning treatment ; Primary treatment ; Treating drug problems with drugs ; Where does AA fit in?
TREATING A CHRONIC ILLNESS. Treating dual diagnoses ; Relapse prevention
ENDING ADDICTION. The future of prevention and treatment ; Fighting the right war
The Clean paradigm in 12 steps ; Just say Know
Summary: Author David Sheff offers a new paradigm for dealing with addiction based on cutting-edge research and stories of his own and other families' struggles with--and triumphs over--drug abuse.
ISBN: 054784865X
9780547848655
Statement of Responsibility: David Sheff
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Substance abuse Physiological aspects Addicts Rehabilitation United States Substance abuse United States
Topical Term: Substance abuse
Addicts
Substance abuse
LCCN: 2013000387
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A very useful and practical introduction to the newest thinking on this contentious subject. Reframes drug abuse as a consequence of underlying mental illness, and argues for better treatment of the root causes.

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