The Betty Ford Center Book of Answers

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Simon and Schuster, 1997 - 206 σελίδες
ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION?
When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, it's hard to know where to turn for help. The professionals at the Betty Ford Center--one of the world's leading and most trusted sources of treatment for oddiction--hove provided thousands with the strength, support, and expertise that substance abusers need to get well. Now, the former medical director of the Betty Ford Center shares that expertise in this remarkably honest and complete book, which answers vital questions that surround this difficult subject:
  • "My son seems to be following in his alcoholic father's footsteps. How can I help him?"
  • "My wife's the alcoholic, why do I need treatment?"
  • "Can the brain rerover from cocaine abuse?"
  • "Even a double dose of my prescription tranquilizers doesn't seem to help. Am I addicted?"
  • "If I get sober, what are my chances of staying sober?"
  • "l am uncomfortable with the spiritual aspect of AA. Is there on alternative?"
  • "Is it true that people who are forced into treatment get nothing out of it?"
Whether you are ten years sober, a current or potential substance abuser, or you care about someone who is, this volume will help you better understand--and fight--the destructive powers of addiction.
 

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A physician with the Betty Ford Center since it opened in 1982, West based this volume on his newspaper column, adopting a user-friendly, question-and-answer format that makes this basic overview of ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

Age and Gender
76
Drugs
100
Cross Addictions
125
Treatment
135
Prevention
181
Relapse
189
Recovery Wisdom
196
Age and Gender 76
76
Drugs 100
100
Cross Addictions
125
Treatment 135
135
Prevention 181
181
Relapse 189
189
Recovery Wisdom 196
196
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JAMES W. WEST, M.D., F.A.C.S.

James W. West, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the vice chairman of the betty Ford Center Board of Directors, and was the medical director of the Betty Ford Center from 1983 to 1989. He graduated from the Loyola University School of Medicine, and was a member of the surgical team that performed the first human kidney transplant in 1950 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago. Dr. West practiced surgery for forty years and was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Loyola University School of Medicine. After pursuing further studies in the areas of psychiatry and the subspecialty of substance abuse disorders, Dr. West started the Illinois State Medical Society Panel for the Impaired Physician. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center and he also taught in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many publications in the fields of surgery and substance abuse disorders. In March 1993, the Betty Ford Center honored him with the naming of the James W. West, M.D., Training Center.

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