Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy Author David Sheff
ISBN-10 0544112326
ISBN-13 9780544112322
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
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A myth shattering look at drug abuse and addiction treatment based on cutting edge researchAddiction 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 The existing addiction treatments including Twelve Step programs and rehabs have helped some but they have failed to help many more To discover why David Sheff spent time with scores of scientists doctors counselors and addicts and their families and explored the latest research in psychology neuroscience and medicine In Clean he reveals how addiction really works and how we can combat it A guide for those affected by addiction but also a manifesto for America as it confronts its drug problem Sheff has performed a vital service by compiling sensible advice on a subject for which sensible advice is in short supply New York Times Book ReviewAs a journalist father and clear eyed chronicler of addiction David Sheff is without peer Sanjay Gupta M D chief medical correspondent CNN

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