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Clean : overcoming addiction and ending America's greatest tragedy / David Sheff.

Sheff, David. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547848655
  • ISBN: 054784865X
  • Physical Description: xxii, 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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  • 53 of 57 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries.

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1 current hold with 57 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Text to Phone Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Agawam Public Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 38120001547183 Nonfiction Available -
Amherst Jones Library 362.29 Sheff (Text) 38119005090810 Lower Level Available -
Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library 362.29 S542 (Text) 38179000710143 Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Auburn Public Library NF 362.29 SHEFF (Text) 30461000679215 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Ayer Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 37396001472975 Nonfiction Available -
BCC Jonathan Edwards Library RC564.S497 2013 (Text) 37391001229335 General Stacks Available -
Barre Woods Memorial Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 37389000534168 Adult General Available -
Belchertown Clapp Memorial Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 37495001211290 Nonfiction Checked out 05/03/2016
Bellingham Public Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 37416003255184 Nonfiction Available -
Bolton Public Library 362.29 SHE (Text) 37380000881063 Nonfiction Available -
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General Note: "An Eamon Dolan book."
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-353) and index.
Formatted Contents: 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 diagnosis ; Relapse prevention -- ENDING ADDICTION. The future of prevention and treatment ; Fighting the right war -- The Clean paradigm in 12 steps ; Just say Know.
Summary or Annotation: 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.
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. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of 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 and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they're in. But it is also a book for all of us -- a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time. - Author website.
Subject: Substance abuse > United States.
Addicts > Rehabilitation > United States.
Substance abuse > Physiological aspects.
Substance-Related Disorders > psychology > United States > Popular Works.
Substance-Related Disorders > rehabilitation > United States > Popular Works.
Family Relations > United States > Popular Works.
Social Problems > United States > Popular Works.
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