Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780547848655, 400pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it. The existing treatment system, including Twelve Step programs and rehabs, has helped some, but it has failed to help many more, and David Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families to learn how addiction works and what can effectively treat it. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us — a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.
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Praise For Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy…
"Indisputably important." — Library Journal"Gripping and vibrant." — Publishers Weekly "Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery." — Kirkus Reviews
“Providing a wealth of information and practical advice, Clean is the best book on drug abuse and addiction to appear in years… Clean busts a mountain of myths… An extraordinarily valuable book.” – Glenn C. Altschuler, Cornell University, and Patrick M. Burns, Cornell University, reviewing for The Huffington Post