Tuesday, July 15, 2014

they tried to make me go to rehab...

The abuse of drugs in this country is just plain sad. I mean, Whitney! Amy! Philip Seymour Hoffman! It's a damn shame. In The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry, addiction specialist Dr. Lance Dodes exposes the deeply flawed science of 12-step programs including true stories from the doc's thirty-five years of practice. And you couldn't have written this BEFORE Whitney jumped ship? Jeesh. The horrific part is that these 12-step programs, AA, NA, etc. are the ONLY court mandated options for most addicts who wind up in the system. Dr. Dodes takes his research and case studies and proves how useless these programs are. That's fricken scary. What can we do to really save our addicts? Honestly, I don't believe that Dodes has all of the answers (no offense, doc) but I do think he did an excellent job proving what is without a doubt wrong with these rehab programs (other than the people getting rich off them), which brings us closer to figuring out what needs to be done to save the seemingly unsavable.

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