By Benoit Denizet-Lewis
dependancy is arguably this country's greatest public-health concern, triggering and exacerbating lots of our so much urgent social difficulties (crime, poverty, skyrocketing health-care charges, and formative years abuse and neglect). yet whereas melanoma and AIDS survivors have taken to the streets -- and to the halls of Congress -- challenging to matter, thousands of addicts with winning long term restoration speak merely to one another within the confines of nameless Twelve Step conferences. (A extraordinary exception is the addicted famous person, who usually enters and exits rehab with nice fanfare.) in the course of the riveting tales of american citizens in quite a few levels of restoration and relapse, Denizet-Lewis shines a focus on our so much misunderstood illness (is habit a mind affliction? a religious illness? an ethical failing?) and breaks throughout the disgrace and denial that also form our cultural figuring out of it -- and bog down our skill to regard it.
Are americans extra addicted than humans in different international locations, or does it simply appear that manner? Can nutrients or intercourse be as addictive as alcohol and medicine? and should we ever be ready to deal with habit with a capsule? those are only a number of the questions Denizet-Lewis explores in the course of his extraordinary trip contained in the lives of guys and girls suffering to turn into, or remain, sober. because the addicts during this publication stumble, fall, and take a look at back to make a distinct and higher lifestyles, Denizet-Lewis documents their struggles -- and his personal -- with honesty and empathy.
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America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life by Benoit Denizet-Lewis