New Book Calls for Addiction Treatment Reform

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The New Face of Recovery demands results in the drug rehabilitation field, citing responsibility from clients and accountability for treatment centers while proving addiction is not an incurable brain disease.

The New Face of Recovery

"This book is simply for people who are looking for answers...It is for people who are tired of seeing no results and feeling hopeless, but have always believed there is something more out there."

Drug rehab expert and addiction book author Lucas A Catton has set forth on an unenviable task - to get people and governments to actually expect results in the addiction treatment field. The most difficult part of this is that most people were falsely led to believe that addiction is an incurable disease treatable with pharmaceuticals and that relapse is a part of recovery, so rehabs aren't held to any sort of standard for cure rates.

The book is called The New Face of Recovery: Unlabeling Addiction as a Disease and Finding Treatments that Work. It is an easy-to-read book that gets straight to the point but with plenty of examples to back up claims made, such as other notable figures or institutions that have spoken out about the fact that there has never been any sort of test or proof of addiction being an incurable brain disease.

As a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Catton's experience working with addicts, family members and treatment facilities over the past decade was the basis for the book. Like many other counselors, he was also a former addict and has considered himself fully recovered for more than 10 years.

"This book is simply for people who are looking for answers," comments Catton, "It is not a clinical guide or medical advice. It is for people who are tired of seeing no results and feeling hopeless, but have always believed there is something more out there."

Topics include insight into the three components of all successful rehabilitation programs, details about the abuse of addicts by the pharmaceutical industry, eight tips for preventing relapse and information on performing interventions, resources for finding facilities and even the best methods to keep kids from using drugs. There are also public policy issues such as setting a benchmark for addiction treatment outcomes and expanding access to rehab programs while costing taxpayers less money.

For more information about the movement or to order the book, visit The New Face of Recovery website now.

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