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About the Author
One of the most listened-to doctors in America, Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician who is board certified in internal and addiction medicine. He is the executive producer and host of the hit VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. On radio he is the host of the nationally syndicated program Loveline. He is the author of Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again and When Painkillers Become Dangerous. Pinsky lives in Southern California with his wife, Susan, and their teenage triplets.
Top Customer Reviews
He writes about his experiences working as a Medic at the Pasadena Unit from which he works.
Dr Drew writes with a humour and sensitivity and compassion which encourages the reader not just to feel compassion for the individuals attending rehab but he also writes as a medical professional committed to his patients.
Dr Drew writes anout his own dilemmas; of his frustration when insurance companies will not continue to finance an individuals recovery; about losing a patient and his own pain and questioning of his own practise, could he have done more?
He writes with great compassion and insight. For those of us who have watched Celebrity Rehab it was everything I could have hoped for. A very quick, easy and engrossing read.
there are no magic solutions offered ,just connecting with meaningful others
and handing your problems over to a higher power.dr drew is often described as a narcissist
i dont see any of it in his writings,i see an honest open caring man who is aware of
his own weaknessess and failings.i wish he was my doctor!great book
It was written well and you could tell the author poured his heart out and really shared his experiences with the reader. I would have liked if the book was longer as I found it so fascinating.
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If you are someone who even in some small way may think you might have an issue with a substance, this book has scientific answers that will explain why you feel/ think that way. You can tell his whole purpose in life is to authentically help people- especially the ones who have suffered traumatic experiences and are trying to numb the pain and emptiness. You will read about a level of compassion you may never have experienced before.
Dr. Drew, again, thank you for being a part of my journey in this crazy thing called life.
Ps. I rarely write reviews, but felt this book was so important that I had to.
What this book is great for is laying a foundation for understanding addiction, be it in relation to those in your life, or just as a topic of interest. People too often fall into traps of trying to interpret addiction through morality, or trying to spout nonsense about "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps," or "willpower" or other misinterpretations of what is happening biologically and psychologically. This can help you avoid those missteps which can tack years onto the length of your disease or someone else's. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the topic, but especially to those who are just starting the process of trying to get help, for themselves or a loved one.
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