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Inside Rehab - The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment---and How to Get Help That Works

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Anne M. Fletcher is a trusted New York Times bestselling
health and medical writer who visited fifteen addiction treatment
centers-from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity
rehabs; from the sites of renowned twelve-step centers to several
unconventional programs-to find out what really happens. What she
reveals ranges from inspirational to irresponsible and, in some cases,
potentially dangerous.
As always with
her books, Fletcher gets the inside story by turning to real people who "have been there," interviewing more than a hundred individuals whose
compelling stories illustrate serious issues facing people in rehab and
endemic in the rehab industry today.
Fletcher exposes twelve
supposed facts for the falsehoods they are, including "rehab is
necessary for most people to recover from addictions"; "highly trained
professionals provide most of the treatment in addiction programs"; and "drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict." Fletcher's most
important finding is the alarming discrepancy between the treatments
being employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by
leading experts and supported by scientific research. Inside Rehab
also highlights what is working, spotlights state-of-the-art programs
and practices, and offers advice and guidance for people seeking quality
care and treatment for themselves or those they care about.
Inside Rehab
is the first book to give listeners a thoughtful, sensitive, and
bracingly honest insider's view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry
in America. For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved
one, Inside Rehab is essential listening, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.
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