February 22, 2013, 7pm EST
Anne Fletcher is a trusted New York Times bestselling health and medical writer who is known for her skill at weaving together personal experiences with thoroughly researched, cutting edge information about health issues. Anne has appeared on NPR, CNN, and many commercial television “talk news” shows. Her bestselling book Sober for Good is a favorite among SMART Recovery members.
Register today to attend the webinar on February 22 at 7pm est. Please register early, seating is limited. Anne will be discussing her findings regarding the options available for addiction recovery in the United States, as reported in her newly published book, INSIDE REHAB:The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment—and How to Get Help That Works.
About “Inside Rehab”
What happens inside drug and alcohol rehab centers and how rehab works has been a mystery to those outside the industry – and sometimes even to those inside it. Anne’s book INSIDE REHAB: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment—and How to Get Help That Works is the first book to give readers a thoughtful and sensitive, yet no-holds-barred, insider’s view of drug and alcohol rehab. Continue reading
Practical information about addiction treatment and recovery
~ Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D.
“Consumers have a right to know what goes on in our addiction treatment system.”
For a long time, I’ve been fascinated with how people who have substance abuse problems achieve sobriety. Having written a series of books about people who lost weight and kept it off (the Thin for Life books), I realized that obesity and addiction have common attributes. They both deal with compulsive behavior – and to get to a healthier place, the affected person needs to give up or cut back on substances that are extremely difficult to sacrifice. Both problems stem from physiological, genetic, and environmental causes.
About 12 years ago, as I was writing Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice From Those Who Have Succeeded (Houghton/Harcourt, 2001) – my book about success strategies of people who’d achieved long-term sobriety – I approached Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, CEO of the renowned Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia for information about addiction treatment programs.
Around that time, Dr. McLellan was working on a study of representative addiction treatment programs across the U.S., suggesting that there were serious problems in our system. For instance, he found that most were staffed by under qualified administrators, and many were exceedingly short on medical personnel and mental health professionals.