"Cunning, baffling, powerful," is how the AA Big Book describes addiction, and as an addict myself, that description jibed very well with my experience.
At the height of addiction the addict has no more idea why they use than family or friends - or what to do about it. But now, for the first time, Dirk Hanson has demystified the inexplicable. This book is a must read for addiction professionals, but also for all addicts, recovered or not, and those who love them. The language is clear and engaging, often reading like a good thriller, and the information provided is rock solid. A major contribution destined to elevate and further a critical discussion. This Chemical Carousel, simply put, will lessen the pain, hopelessness and confusion of all those who read it. There is hope and health and rational exploration and discovery within the pages of this book.