A clear and compassionate guide to overcoming substance problems
"A no-nonsense, state-of-the-art guide."Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Coming Plague
"Comprehensive, illuminating, easy to read."William Cope Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs, Hazelden Foundation
In Recovery Options: The Complete Guide, Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D., an award-winning addiction research pioneer, and Maia Szalavitz, a Pulitzer Prizenominated journalist and former addict, provide frank and impartial appraisals of all the major treatment options, including:
In Recovery Options: The Complete Guide, you will learn what addiction isand what it isnt. You will examine both the mechanism of addiction and how you can make the best treatment choices . . . why some people are particularly prone to substance problems . . . and the genetic and learning mechanisms that help create these conditions. Youll explore the various types of treatment and the ideas on which they are based, and find out how effective each treatment isand which ones are not effective. Finally, youll find supportive information on staying clean and sober, preventing relapse, and minimizing damage caused by slips that may occur. Featuring the dramatic real-life stories of patients experiences (both good and bad) with various methods of recovery, this warm, sympathetic, and accessible guide to overcoming alcohol and other drug problems will help you and your loved ones begin the journey away from substance misuse toward a better life.