9781616495213

Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity

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    9781616495213

  • ISBN10:

    1616495219

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-06-10
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, with low numbers of people sustaining recovery. But there is hope. With guidance from those in long-term recovery, along with new approaches to treatment, a healthy, drug-free life is possible.

Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, especially considering that those who have gone through typical twenty-eight-day treatment programs often experience relapses and sometimes even fatal overdoses. But there is hope.In Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity, recovering addict and prominent interventionist Joani Gammill offers a radically effective approach for those struggling with opiate addiction, sharing sometimes controversial tips that have worked for others who are in long-term recovery. Gammill examines the science behind the low numbers of people sustaining recovery from the disease of opiate addiction. Tapping the pioneering work of treatment professionals whose new approaches are changing the way we think about opiate addiction, she offers practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan.Gammill affirms that recovery from opiate addiction is a process, not an event. This honest and trustworthy guide reveals that, although it may not happen in one detox or treatment experience, a healthy, drug-free life is possible.

Author Biography

Joani Gammill, RN, has appeared regularly on “Dr. Phil” where she has led interventions that have inspired millions of viewers. Before her career as an interventionist, she worked as a registered nurse in medical facilities including a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She is also the author of The Interventionist (Hazelden, 2011).Joani lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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