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A History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States: Traditional Treatments and Effective Alternatives Michael Lemanski

A History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States: Traditional Treatments and Effective Alternatives

Michael Lemanski

Published August 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781884365263
Paperback
154 pages
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The American 12-step addictions treatment system is a mess. Its hideously expensive ($10 billion a year) and almost utterly ineffective. Despite treating tens of millions of Americans, it has done essentially nothing to lower the rate of alcohol andMoreThe American 12-step addictions treatment system is a mess. Its hideously expensive ($10 billion a year) and almost utterly ineffective. Despite treating tens of millions of Americans, it has done essentially nothing to lower the rate of alcohol and drug abuse in this country. This book traces our current addictions treatment system from its beginnings to the present day, and explains how and why it developed in the way that it did. But A History of Addiction and Recovery in the United States goes beyond this and provides practical information on the effectiveness of a wide variety of treatment and self-help approaches. Because of the ineffectiveness of the dominant treatment approaches and self-help groups, individuals looking for assistance in dealing with addictions problems would be well advised to explore alternative treatment and recovery options. This book will provide the reader with invaluable help in that exploration.