Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages

Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the cohost of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and psychiatric breakdown. In this riveting book, Pinsky reveals the intimate and often shocking stories of his patients as they struggle with emotional trauma, sexual abuse, and a host of chemical nemeses: alcohol, marijuana, Ecstasy, heroin, speed, cocaine, and prescription drugs. At the center of these stories is Pinsky himself, who immerses himself passionately, almost obsessively, in his work. From the sexually compulsive model to the BMW-driving soccer mom, Cracked exposes, in fast-moving, powerful vignettes, the true scope and severity of addiction, a nationwide epidemic.

 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
25
Section 3
49
Section 4
67
Section 5
75
Section 6
79
Section 7
85
Section 8
93
Section 14
163
Section 15
171
Section 16
179
Section 17
189
Section 18
201
Section 19
213
Section 20
221
Section 21
241

Section 9
101
Section 10
111
Section 11
119
Section 12
125
Section 13
147
Section 22
247
Section 23
269
Section 24
271
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Page 203 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Page 203 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understood Him.
Page 203 - Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
Page 75 - Despite all his treatment, he's never been able to stay sober for more than a few months.
Page 20 - I pull a chair up next to her bed and sit down.
Page 46 - At that point in my career it was difficult for me to set limits.
Page 61 - You can't stop, no matter how hard you try or how badly you want to.

About the author (2009)

One of the most listened-to doctors in America, Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician who is board certified in internal and addiction medicine. He is the executive producer and host of the hit VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. On radio he is the host of the nationally syndicated program Loveline. He is the author of Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again and When Painkillers Become Dangerous. Pinsky lives in Southern California with his wife, Susan, and their teenage triplets.

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