A Letter To Readers

Dear Reader:

Do you know that while the death rates due to painkillers, heroin, and other drugs (including cocaine and benzodiazepines) have been skyrocketing, leading experts have begun to question the entire way that we conceive of and fight addiction?

Here are just two of the titles expressing this doubt that appeared in Scientific American last year:

Two of the leading questioners of the prevailing disease model, which Scientific American and many, many others now doubt is beneficial and accurate, have written the definitive manual on the new non-disease approach to addiction: Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of ‘Disease’ Therapy.

Written in an easy-to-grasp style by a long-time addiction psychology expert and a developmental worker with schoolchildren, “Outgrowing” presents a whole new way of thinking about the crucial social and health issue of our time, addiction, as well as presenting ways for your child to best escape potentially addictive entanglements.

Here is praise for this monumental new book by leading experts in the addiction field . . .