Conquer substance abuse and addiction with this proven plan from the former physician director of professional and residential programs at the Betty Ford Center, now revised and expanded
Foreword by Steven Tyler
The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States and is a devastating and often fatal illness. Dr. Harry Haroutunian—or Dr. Harry as he is affectionately known by his patients—offers a step-by-step plan with a realistic, one-day-at-a-time approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free from dependency, Being Sober guides you through the many phases of addiction and recovery with a warm sense of humor and compassion, not judgment or overly “cultish” language. This revised edition shares a new chapter on emotional sobriety and advanced recovery topics, along with more information on the opioid crisis and prescription drug abuse in the United States.
This groundbreaking book also addresses the growing face of substance abuse: the high-functioning addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as he or she battles a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Harry tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don’t have to “bottom out” to get help. He is a recovering alcoholic himself and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled.
Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect.
Harry Haroutunian, MD, is the president and founding director of Dr. Harry: Recovery & Wellness Network and the former physician director of professional and residential programs at the Betty Ford Center. Board certified in both addiction and family medicine, Dr. Haroutunian is an internationally known speaker and authority on addiction. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
“The physician director of professional and residential programs at the Betty Ford Center shares his accumulated wisdom to help people deal with drug and alcohol abuse.”—Publishers Weekly