By Irving Cohen
Examines the profile of the addict, the character of habit, and explains the curler coaster syndrome which may capture blameless humans. Too many of us have suffered needlessly at the curler coaster of habit. Dr. Cohen is aware that dependancy is a strong capture and hopes that folks will realize that addicts are neither susceptible nor undesirable humans. they're simply those that underestimated the risk they have been dealing with.
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Americans have been cheated. They have been led to believe that prevention is not possible or that it is simple. Few sensible people believed that there could be any hope to prevent addiction by mouthing slogans and printing posters, but most of us would have been very pleased if this had been enough. It was not enough, of course. It discouraged those who felt that we were doing the best we could do. Yet the government spends fortunes on programs that are called prevention. The final chapter explains why current efforts are likely to fail again.
Cohen's book goes beyond previous writing in this area by describing the process of simultaneous addiction to more than one substance. He carefully depicts how drugs may interact to produce a roller coaster experience of emotional highs and lows. Dr. Cohen captures the experience of addicted persons and at the same time offers solid scientific explanations of their experiences. His warm, friendly, personal style enables him to share his considerable experience in treating addicted people with readers, family, and friends who need to understand addiction in order to help.
The irrational way addiction is treated by society interferes with adequate prevention and treatment. All who live in the United States are aware of many of the consequences of our current addiction epidemic. The terror of AIDS effecting both high and low risk people, the senseless shootings in the cities, the loss of innocent lives on the highways are reported daily in our news media. The continuing emotional pain of a family member who has suffered verbal, physical and even sexual abuse from an addicted spouse or parent is more private but no less devastating.
Addiction: the high-low trap by Irving Cohen