The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating - often, fatal - illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic "one-day-at-a-time" approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks listeners through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans.
It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don't have to "bottom out" to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field.
Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect.
Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.
©2013 Harry L. Haroutunian, MD (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Dr Harry is world-renowned. Here he relates learning points from his vast experience treating addiction in patients, and his own addiction. He also succinctly relates the scientific basis of addiction. Great narration. I am a physician and scientist (but not an addiction specialist), and I can say this is the best book for addict self help (compared to 4 other addiction books I have read).
Good overall information from a professional in recovery standpoint.. Written by an addiction doctor in recovery unique perspective
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