From New York Times bestselling author of Symptoms of Withdrawal and Moments of Clarity Christopher Kennedy Lawford comes a book that will save lives.
For most of his early life, Christopher Kennedy Lawford battled life-threatening drug and alcohol addictions. Now in recovery for more than 25 years, he works to effect change and raise global awareness of addiction in nonprofit, private, and government circles, serving as the goodwill ambassador for drug dependence treatment and care for the United Nations.
For the first time, Recover to Live brings together all of the most effective self-care treatments for the seven most toxic compulsions affecting every culture on the planet today - alcohol dependence, drug dependence, eating disorders, gambling, hoarding, smoking, sex, and porn. In Recover to Live, more than 100 of the world’s top experts interviewed by Lawford share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, what treatments will work best for you, how best to help yourself or a loved one recover from addiction, and how to lead a fulfilling and productive life in recovery.
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For parents, doctors, etc., the addict
It's a good solid nonfiction, research oriented read. The most comprehensive book on every addiction that is fresh, believable, well researched and put together.
Perhaps his recent book on Ten Things That Addicts Know. I haven't read it yet.
No. It is full of heavy information and there is a lot to digest and take notes on if you want to follow up on any of his resources, websites, or research.
The Best book available on these subject matters. I wish I had known this information ten years ago when my kids and their friends were teens; I would have done things different. Talk about insight. Lawford shows how wrong this country is about handling addiction effectively in our culture of shame and persecution, and how we need to rethink our approach from parenting, to schools, to the mental health profession. I admire this author for his chutzpah. He doesn't hold back--we can't afford to not listen with a society in crisis when it comes to addictions.
- Herstory buff
Fascinating and Informative
The topic, the fact that he used experts from different fields (and opinions).
No--that was the worst part of the book for me. There was something about his voice and the way he spoke that distracted me.
I recommended it to people because of the way he covered the various addictions.
- Kate M.