About the book: The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States and is a devastating – often, fatal – illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic one-day-at-a-time approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly cultish language of traditional 12-step plans.
It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the highly functioning addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don’t have to bottom out to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field.
Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity and self-respect.
Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler.