I have never written a review on a book before, however I want to shout from the rooftop’s you must read this book, Clean by David Sheff. Reading this book will give you one of those ah-ha experiences of life where all the little pieces and opinions you have collected in your head about addiction will be brought into sharp shocking focus as David provides passionate objective investigative style understanding of a war within our country where 250,000 Americans die every year. Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us — a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.
Article written by: Paul Lambi, Director of Organizational Advancement at Preferred Family Healthcare