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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: xxii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780547848655
  • 054784865X

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Clean : overcoming addiction and ending America's greatest tragedy

by Sheff, David.

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Call number: 362.29 Sh

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult, West Adult

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"An Eamon Dolan book."

AMERICA ON DRUGS. This is your brain on drugs ; This is our nation on drugs -- WHY WE USE. Everybody does it ; Helping kids grow up -- WHEN DRUG USE ESCALATES. Use becomes abuse, and abuse becomes addiction ; Addicts aren't weak, selfish, or amoral--they're ill ; Don't deny addiction, don't enable it, and don't wait for an addict to hit bottom--he could die ; Intervention -- GETTING CLEAN. Finding treatment ; Detox -- STAYING CLEAN. Beginning treatment ; Primary treatment ; Treating drug problems with drugs ; Where does AA fit in? -- TREATING A CHRONIC ILLNESS. Treating dual diagnoses ; Relapse prevention -- ENDING ADDICTION. The future of prevention and treatment ; Fighting the right war -- The Clean paradigm in 12 steps ; Just say Know.

Author David Sheff offers a new paradigm for dealing with addiction based on cutting-edge research and stories of his own and other families' struggles with--and triumphs over--drug abuse.

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