An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does Inside Rehabis the first book to give readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider's view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. It examines its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the disturbing gap between best practice and reality. Respected health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher visited fifteen addiction treatment facilities, from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of the renowned Twelve-Step centers to several unconventional programs. Drawing on cutting-edge research as well as hundreds of interviews with clients and staffers, Inside Rehab tells the stories of real people facing the challenges of addiction and shatters a number of longheld myths, including "rehab is necessary for most people to recover from addictions;" "highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addiction programs;" and "drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict." But Fletcher's most important finding is the alarming discrepancy between the treatments being employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research. For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, Inside Rehabis essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.
Anne M. Fletcher is a nationally known health and medical writer and the author of seven books, including the national bestsellers Thin for Life, Eating Thin for Life, and Sober for Good. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Readers Digest, and many other publications. Among her many prestigious awards, she has received numerous National Health Information Awards. She lives in Minnesota.