Unbeknownst to most Americans (or even to many physicians), there are a range of safe medications that are very effective for treating alcoholism at any stage. A Hazelden Foundation award-winning physician and one of the most credentialed experts in addiction, Dr. Bankole Johnson explains how alcoholism is a disease with a genetic influence and why 12-step programs are not the solution. This new alcoholism recovery plan offers unprecedented options and flexibility for those seeking treatment without the high cost and stigma of traditional rehab.
By completing a four-factor checklist—current health, medical history, family history, and physical and mental symptoms—readers can determine whether they or their loved ones fit the treatment profile. Featuring in-depth personal stories throughout, The Rehab Myth delivers an explosive new set of choices grounded in a medical model, rather than a psychotherapeutic or spiritual one, that has already begun to drastically improve the landscape of alcoholism recovery.
About the Author:
Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, has more than twenty years of experience at the forefront of addiction pharmacology and is chairman of the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatric Medicine. He was featured in Addiction: Life on the Edge.