Straight Talk means giving clear, honest, and plain-English descriptions of important issues related to addiction, recovery, relapse prevention, and responsible living. This book tells it like it is without a great deal of concern for political correctness or the tentative guarded language that so often hides the true messages about addiction, recovery, and relapse. The message is given clearly and honestly with no holds barred.
After 40 years of following the new research and treatment practices for addiction, Terry Gorski became frustrated at the misinformation about alcohol and other drug addictions and the narrow and incomplete approaches to treatment, recovery and relapse prevention. In this book, Terry provides the best information on the current science-based understanding of what the core addiction syndrome is and what the core addiction treatment process needs to look like if it is to increase the chances of recovery and decrease the risk of relapse. This book will be easy to read, entertaining, and loaded with useful information. You will be able to read it from beginning to end, or just open it anywhere and find information that you can actually use in your life.