By Anne M. Fletcher
#8867. Anne M. Fletcher is a trusted New York Times bestselling health and medical writer who visited 15 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. She interviewed more than 100 individuals whose compelling stories illustrate serious issues facing people in rehab and endemic in the rehab industry today.
She also interviewed more than 100 professionals working in the field, including a mix of rehab staffers and administrators as well as leading academics.
Rehab is constantly discussed in the media, as celebrities battle their drug and alcohol issues in the spotlight and reality TV puts recovery in prime time. Addiction is no longer only a personal struggle – its a pop culture phenomenon.
Fletcher exposes 12 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.
- Drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict.
Fletchers 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. This book 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 readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insiders view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, this book is essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.
448 pages. Softcover. 2014.