Every addictive drug and behavior is as unique as the individual caught in it. This book abandons the recovery-industry “one-size-fits-all” mentality by separating each drug and behavior and provides strategies that are customized, specific and detailed.
Addiction is a pathological disorder that affects every society and every culture on this planet and has for thousands of years. It is much more pervasive than other clinical disorders; it is a defect of brain chemistry, mental and emotional wellness, spirituality and character loss.
I have pioneered new terms: AD (Addictive Disorder) & APD (Addictive Personality Disorder) as well as new terms for recovery: AP, RP and SP (Abstinence Phase, Recovery Phase and Sobriety Phase).
This is one of the only books written by a science-minded, professional who also has 20 years of sobriety from 11 years of narcotics IV using. Most recovery programs and literature today are designed by clinicians who are well educated but cannot personally report on the ineffable experience of addiction and recovery. This lack of personal insight compromises their ability to truly understand and provide the full spectrum of recovery needs.
When I began my addiction-recovery I was woefully disappointed in the available programs, as it seems nothing authentic and cerebral was available, no matter how much money, time or commitment I had.
The multi-billion dollar recovery-industry, with less than a 9% success rate, needs an overhaul. The recovery industry regurgitates the same treatments, but AD sufferers deserve modern options that are appropriate for this progressive age. There are drugs in this new millennium that did not even exist when many of the current recoveries were established.
PROJECT ADDICTION is a usable, innovative, unconventional guide covering the entire spectrum of addictive drugs and behaviors: what it’s like to use them, abuse them, be addicted to them and to liberate from them.
No stone is left unturned!
Many people cannot resonate with conventional, recovery-industry platforms and require custom designed, original and innovative paradigms. This book teaches how to create them.
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About the Author
He left home just after he turned 16, living wherever he could. He started with pot at 13, regularly dosing LSD by 15 and shooting-up heroin, cocaine and meth at 17. Scott is a poly-drug addict, having abused every drug accessible, including one that is unknown beyond a secretive drug culture of addicts, gangsters and organized criminals. Grand theft auto, robbery, cheater, liar and dope fiend were his calling cards. Most of his associates are either dead, in prison or still on drugs, yet he somehow survived and is going on over twenty years being clean.
After a decade as a commercial building contractor, Scott's restlessness drove him to become a counselor and life-coach. Without a degree or college education he became a certified addiction treatment counselor and was quickly disillusioned by the recovery field's less than 10% success rate and being dominated by generic, corporate establishments that provide small compensation to working-in-the-trenches counselors while the facilities make disproportionate profit. He began a private practice counseling center which is in its twelfth lucrative year. He lives in Southern California near his girlfriend of 12 years and his 22 year old son. He was born June 28, 1966.
Scott provides keynote speeches at recovery conventions, provides workshops, authors several books, is a monthly contributor to a Los Angeles magazine and has appeared on Los Angeles TV and radio. He mentors and trains other addiction counselors and still maintains his private practice. His memoir, A Stone's Throw, Memoir of a Dope Fiend, is in the beginning stages of film development. He tours and presents year round and his tour dates and locations are on all his websites.
He travels the world for adventure, having been to 12 different countries, including 5 spiritual pilgrimages to India. He rarely travels the landmark tourist sites, preferring the road far less traveled. He travels to expand the boundaries of his own consciousness and character.
He is currently working on his sequel memoir, Throwing Stones and a series of guide books on world religions and Eastern philosophies. In 2013 he was hit by another driver while on his motorcycle. He died instantly but was revived by paramedics, having to learn to walk and talk from scratch he is documenting his challenges in another memoir in an attempt to help others with similar tragedy.
Table of ContentsCONTENTS
Book 1: What, How, Who, Why
0. Down the Rabbit Hole
1. Take It or Leave It
3. What Is Addiction
4. How Addiction Works
5. Who Is Addiction?
6. Why People Use Drugs
7. Recovery Supporters (RS's)
8. The Chill Generation
Book 2: Recovery
10. The Decision to Quit: Rock Bottom
11. Intervention: Getting Someone to Quit
12. Recovery Phases: Abstinence, Recovery, Sobriety
13. Abstinence Phase: The First 90 Days
14. Recovery Phase: 90 through 180 Days
15. Sobriety Phase: 180 Days through Life
16. A Sober Life
17. Lapse Vs Relapse
18. SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
20. Pleasure Vs Fulfillment
21. Spirituality In Recovery
22. East Meets West Recovery
23. Recovery Attitude
Book 3: Treatments
25. Support Programs/Groups
28. Inpatient and Residential
31. Solo Treatment: Addict & Family
Book 4: The Drugs
000. The Drugs
003. Tobacco and Caffeine
005. Stimulants (speed)
008. IV Use: Injecting
010. Opiates (opioids) Heroin and Analgesics
011. Rant on Prescription Drugs
014. DXM (Dextromethorphan)
015. GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate)
019. Other Psychedelics and Psychotropics
023. PCP (phencyclidine)
024. Inhalants (Huffing)
026. Behavioral Addictions
034. Virtual Addiction (porn, internet)
035. Work (Workaholism)
00. Out Of The Rabbit Hole
01. The Author
02. Contents with subsections