Almost Addicted: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drug Use a Problem? (The Almost Effect Series)
By: J. Wesley Boyd (author), Eric Metcalf (author)Paperback
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Most people who abuse illegal drugs don't fit the image of the dysfunctional, hustling addict who can't fit into normal society. Between the estimated 10 percent of the population who are true addicts and those who don't use drugs at all falls a group of regular drug users who often don't realize how much their use is affecting their daily lives. According to J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, and Eric Metcalf, MPH, they are almost addicted. Whether their drug of choice is legal or illegal, an upper or a hallucinogen, almost addicts' drug use is negatively impacting their quality of life--but falls short of meeting the diagnostic criteria for substance abuse or dependence. In this book, readers will find the tools to identify and assess patterns of drug use, evaluate its impact on relationships, work, and personal well-being, develop strategies for abstaining or cutting back, and make informed decisions about the next steps.
J. Wesley Boyd, MD , is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He also teaches and lectures at Cambridge Health Alliance and other institutions. Boyd has written articles for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Time.com. Eric Metcalf, MPH, is an Indianapolis-based medical writer, editor, and health educator with a degree in journalism and a master's in public health. He has authored or contributed to dozens of books including the best-selling Doctor's Book of Home Remedies line.
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