Understanding Addiction Know Science, No Stigma

Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma is a must-read for those suffering from the tragic effects of drugs and alcohol.

In Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma, doctors Chuck Smith and Jason Hunt bring a unique and important perspective to the subject of addiction. Experts in the field, Smith and Hunt have personal, firsthand experience with the humiliation and shame that accompanies substance use disorder. But addiction, as they point out, is a disease, no less so than diabetes or heart disease, and it needs to be treated as such. If you, or a loved one, is struggling with addiction, you’ll find help in Smith and Hunt’s book. When one understands the science behind addiction, one can begin to move forward. Beyond the stigma lies hope.

In this short but powerful book, Smith and Hunt discuss the science involved in substance abuse disorder as well as:

Risk Factors
Screening and Intervention
Treatment Strategies
Pros and Cons of AA
Long-Term Success

From both personal experience as well as professional expertise, Smith and Hunt know their subject intimately.