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Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment-and How to Get Help That Works 1st Edition
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More About the Author
Known for her ability to weave together her inspiring findings from real-life success stories with state-of-the-art information about health issues, Anne is the author of seven other books (Houghton/Harcourt), including the award-winning national bestsellers, Thin For Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off and the New York Times bestseller, Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice From Those Who Have Succeeded.
Anne's last book, Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight & Keep It Off - And What They Wish Parents Knew, was featured on the Today Show, on the CBS Early Show, and in The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, and USA Weekend. She has been recognized with a dozen prestigious awards.
A frequent guest of the national media, Anne has also appeared on The View, the Today Show, Donahue, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, and The Larry King Radio Show.
As a registered dietitian with a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. from Drexel University, Anne has counseled hundreds of people with weight problems. She is a founding member of her county drug court in Minnesota and helped develop its treatment program, remaining on its steering committee. She serves on the advisory board for a high school for adolescents with substance use disorders and also serves on the editorial board for BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source) of Harvard University's Division on Addictions.
Anne is a former executive editor and chief writer of the "Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter" and was a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine. Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Shape, American Psychologist, Cooking Light, Bottom Line Personal, Readers' Digest, Restaurant Hospitality, Parenting, Journal of Food Science, Eating Well, The Humanist, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Obesity Management.
Top Customer Reviews
I'd heard many times that addiction is a disease so I naively assumed that it was treated like other diseases. You called the hospital and they helped you get better, using proven scientific protocols. So based on this assumption, I picked up the phone book, called a local hospital that had an affiliated rehab, and scheduled an appointment.
Since over 90% of rehabs in the late '90s were completely 12 step based, I naturally found myself in a 12 step based program. The main goal of the program was to connect clients to the 12 step community and convince them that the sole path to recovery was lifelong participation in a 12 step group. Its educational component consisted of movies, photocopied literature, and discussions about AA and the 12 steps. We worked steps, and the steps were posted on the wall of every room in the rehab. The sole clinical "credential" of the counselor I saw was that he had been an AA member for nearly 20 years (he did have a masters degree in an unrelated field). In retrospect I should have understood that there was nothing scientific about this experience, but I didn't question it as I might have under other circumstances. It is tough to be an educated consumer when your brain is addled with chemicals; tougher still to question authority when you are beaten down and full of shame as the result of an addiction.
But despite what I'd been taught in rehab, I just didn't care for AA.Read more ›
Inside Rehab describes current practices in the US addiction treatment industry, based on in-depth visits to a diverse sample of 15 facilities (including Practical Recovery, the San Diego addiction treatment system I founded and operate), and interviews with approximately 100 experts and facility staffers. She also interviewed dozens of treatment clients, who report their treatment experiences good and bad. What Ms. Fletcher documents should frighten anyone seeking US addiction treatment (including "rehab," the common term for residential treatment).
On average the US treatment system has a one-size-fits-all approach based on the 12-step approach to recovery. Some facilities do a good job, at a reasonable price, in providing this approach.Read more ›
Under my insurance neither the HMO or PPO provided residential treatment, so I ended up paying for residential. Here is why: My son went to numerous individual counselors specializing in addiction and various outpatient treatment programs and kept getting worse because he wanted to keep using and found ways to use substances even while in treatment and went back to heavy using as soon as he stopped the treatment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent started book for anyone researching addiction treatment. Actually, clearly demonstrates what a sad state of affairs it is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kate Connor
This book was clearly written, and covered all the main points of rehab.Published 6 months ago by Matthew Patrick Mullins
If, like me, you are searching for good solid advice about where to send a loved one for addiction treatment, then I do highly recommend this book, but unless you have a lot of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by D. Kallen
Inside Rehab provides valuable insight and eye opening truth about rehab. A must read for all with alcohol or substance use disorder and/or their loved ones before choosing a rehab... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kim Van Gerve
Good book exposing the rehab industry, and it is an industry, the book makes that very clear. While many individuals are helped by this form of treatment, the book describes a lack... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the use of research in some of the discussions. I didn't like the last portion - where the "advice" of a chronic "relapsers"... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer