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Brokenby William Cope Moyers
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An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does
Inside Rehab is the first book to give readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider’s view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. It examines its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the disturbing gap between best practice and reality.
Respected health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher visited fifteen addiction treatment facilities, from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of the renowned Twelve-Step centers to several unconventional programs.
Drawing on cutting-edge research as well as hundreds of interviews with clients and staffers, Inside Rehab tells the stories of real people facing the challenges of addiction and shatters a number of longheld myths, 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.”
But 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.
For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, Inside Rehab is essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.
William Cope Moyers, son of respected broadcaster Bill Moyers, shares his personal story of addiction and how he went from the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to becoming an executive at the Hazelden Foundation. Unlike other memoirs of its kind, "Broken" emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.
An essential guide to finding the right recovery program from the New York Timesbestselling author of Sober for Good
Drawing on extensive research, including visits to fifteen addiction treatment programs and interviews with more than two hundred clients and professionals in the field, trusted health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher offers indispensable advice for people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one. She reveals the ways in which our addiction treatment industry is broken, highlights what is working, and shares insights about how the experience could be more effective. Fletcher sheds light on the science-based practices that should form the basis of treatment, spotlights programs and professionals using those practices, and provides a much-needed guide to different types of treatment and finding quality care when its needed.
Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his shame, transform his life, and dedicate himself to changing America's politics of addiction.
About the Author
William Cope Moyers, a former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota.
Katherine Ketcham has coauthored thirteen books, eight on the subject of drugs, addiction, and recovery.
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