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Substance-Abusing High Achievers: Addiction as an Equal Opportunity Destroyer Hardcover – Jul 1 1998

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  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.; 1 edition (July 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765701103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765701107
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 1.9 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,382,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Twerski's writings have made a priceless contribution to the understanding of America's number one health problem: alcoholism and other life-threatening addictions. This latest book, whose revealing personal stories are accompanied by clear commentary from one of our wisest and most experienced addiction specialists, is a gem. I wish everyone–every parent, teacher, counselor, and employer–would read it. (George McGovern)

Denial is a regular feature of addictive diseases, and 'super-people' are prone to 'super-denial.' Dr. Twerski discusses the dynamics of alcoholism and drug dependence in doctors, lawyers, CEOs, clergy, athletes, and others whose achievements in life make it most difficult for them to accept that they have lost control of alcohol or drugs. This book is a valuable resource for them and those who care for them. (Father Joseph C. Martin, S.S.)

The single greatest barrier to recovery from alcohol or drugs is the person's inability to recognize the problem. The denial is particularly intense in people who have achieved considerable influence in life and cannot admit loss of control. This book should be helpful to such people and their families and to their therapists. (Betty Ford)

About the Author

Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, an ordained rabbi, held a pulpit until 1959 when he graduated from medical school and went on to complete a psychiatric residency. Formerly Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, he is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Twerski is founder and medical director of the non-profit Gateway Rehabilitation Center for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence in western Pennsylvania. Recently, in conjunction with Gateway and the Pittsburgh Jewish community, he has undertaken a similar project called Shaar Hatikvah (Gateway to Hope) in Jerusalem. Recognized as an authority in the field of chemical dependency, Dr. Twerski is the recipient of three honorary degrees and the author of twenty books. He appears frequently in the popular media.

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