Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unhooked: How to Quit Anything

Unhooked: How to Quit Anything by
Susan Shapiro and Frederick Woolverton
224 pages Published 2012

Addiction is a word that's thrown around a lot in pop culture. The authors of this book take an ego-driven  look at former patients Woolverton treated. He might be a renegade but it didn't sound like he was breaking any new trails.  He advocates "tough love" taking the role of parent with his patients, demanding they surrender contraband to him (weapons, drugs, etc.)

The stories are depressing in part because there's a slim chance of full recovery.While the title promises advice, it's of the basic I-saw-that-on-a-reality-show garden variety.

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