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.
are the foundation of Clean, a
myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, 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, as well as advice and hope for addicts and their loved ones no matter
what stage of the illness they’re in. Clean
is a book for all of us—a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health
challenge of our time.
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