The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment -- And How To Get Help That Works
What happens inside drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and how rehab works are a mystery to those outside the industry - and sometimes even to those inside it. Trusted health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher sets out to give readers the first thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider's view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. She visited 15 addiction treatment centers - from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of renouned 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.
Real Stories: As always with her books, Fletcher gets the inside story by turning to real people who "have been there," interviewing more than 100 individuals whose compelling stories illustrate serious issues facing people in rehab and endemic in the rehab industry today. Several stories are from members of the Women for Sobriety organization. Fletcher has also interviewed more than 100 professionals working in the field, including a mix of rehab staffers and administrators as well as leading academics.
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 and those they care about.
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