Michael McGee, M.D.
Are You Addicted?
Has addiction taken over your life? Do you want to stop using painkillers, but shame and embarrassment keep you from reaching out for help? You are not alone—millions find themselves in the clutches of addiction.
Michael McGee, M.D., an addiction psychiatrist, has treated thousands of people struggling with addiction. His message: You don’t need to suffer—you can live a life free of addiction. In this book, Dr. McGee offers a helpful first step to recovery. He explains what you need to know about addiction and how you can overcome it. He helps you understand:
- Addiction is a brain disease—you didn’t choose to become addicted.
- Shame fuels addiction and keeps you from seeking treatment.
- Treatment works—both residential and out-patient.
- Medications relieve withdrawal symptoms and help you stay sober.
- You can heal—turning emotional pain into growth and transformation.
Don’t Lose Hope! Millions Have Recovered from Addiction. You Can, Too!
Addicted to pain killers? The good news is that if you are willing to put in the work, time and effort, you can get sober and recover to a better joy-filled life. That is the message McGee, an addiction psychiatrist, drives home in his new book. In easy- to-understand prose, he covers all the basics of what addiction is, what treatment options are available, how to find help, and what it is like to become sober. The lessons that follow are the heart and soul of the book. He guides the reader to forgive, be humble, love and have hope. Recovery entails being mindful of emotional pain. It takes support and self-care. It takes acceptance and commitment to live with joy. A list of helpful affirmations is included as well as suggested verses and passages to nourish self-worth and growth.—The Consumer Connection, a publication of the American Medical Library Association
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