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This powerful book by Dr. Drew Pinsky takes readers inside a Southern California clinic where patients with severe drug dependency and psychiatric breakdown seek treatment. Pinsky reveals their intimate and often shocking stories as they battle addiction, trauma, and emotional abuse. From compulsive models to suburban moms, these fast-moving, poignant vignettes expose the true scope and severity of addiction, a nationwide epidemic.
TY Steph that book was a great experience – source
The Least of Us
True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth
Discover the terrifying new stages of America's opioid epidemic and the inspiring stories of community repair in this searing follow-up by the New York Times bestselling author of Dreamland. Sam Quinones shines a light on the rise of synthetic drugs and a new generation of kingpins, alongside the devastating mental health impact and surge in homelessness caused by potent, cheaper methamphetamine. With hope found in the most vulnerable communities, The Least of Us is an unexpected and awe-inspiring response to the nation's call for change.
Everyone. Please read Sam’s book. Explains a big part of what is going on. – source
This fascinating book charts the origins, struggles, and eventual success of psychiatry as a science-driven profession that saves lives. Dr. Lieberman offers illuminating case studies and portraits of key figures in the field, from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel. An urgent call-to-arms to dispel the stigma of mental illness and treat it as a disease rather than a state of mind.
Shrinks by Dr Lieberman – source
How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System
"American Psychosis" delves into the birth of the federal mental health program initiated by John F. Kennedy in 1963, focusing on the deinstitutionalization movement and the impact it had on mental health care. Written by E. Fuller Torrey, who had firsthand experience at the National Institute of Mental Health during the program's development and launch, the book offers a historical perspective on major political players, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, and the unintended consequences of closing institutions. Torrey's expert analysis sheds light on why public mental illness services are so ineffective today, and why it is important to understand the past in order to provide better care for those who need it most.
And thank you Dr Torrey for your decades of work that shined such a clear light on the Genocide. Read American Psychosis – source
How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top
This jaw-dropping memoir delves into the life of a top sports and celebrity agent who grappled with addiction while representing some of the biggest names in the industry. Through his struggle, he found triumph and discovered what success truly meant.
Great Book! Thanks for your service. #aiminghigh #youlive @ The Grove – source