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Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy

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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.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547848655
054784865X
Branch Call Number: 362.29 SHEFF
Characteristics: xxii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.

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StephanieOne Dec 06, 2018

A very insightful book about new thinking when it comes to addiction and treatment. Goes against traditional thinking that all you need is 12 Steps and a higher power, and challenges the thinking that addiction is a choice rather than a disease. Some fantastic resources, with references made to different drugs and classifications of drugs, and how their effects on the brain and treatment for them differ from others.
This is a must-read for anyone who is dealing with addiction, knows someone dealing with addiction, or works with those dealing with addiction.

Mark_Daly Nov 16, 2013

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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