Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy
Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
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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Review: Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest TragedyUser Review - Jose Hernandez - Goodreads
The most important fact of the paradigm explained in this book is that addiction is a disease with a neurological basis – a mental illness. This is a fact that is often overlooked. Unfortunately, most ... Read full review
Review: Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest TragedyUser Review - jv poore - Goodreads
As a HUGE fan of Mr. Sheff, I could not wait to get this book in my hands. The writing is as amazing as I expected, but the facts are simply more than I can handle. Mr. Sheff has become remarkably ... Read full review
II WHY WE USE
III WHEN DRUG USE ESCALATES
IV GETTING CLEAN
V STAYING CLEAN
VI TREATING A CHRONIC ILLNESS
VII ENDING ADDICTION
The Clean Paradigm in Twelve Steps