'It isn't true that once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. We believe in a cure. How would you like to be treated by someone who thinks you are incurable? It's not a disease. It's a question of identifying the underlying problems.' Chris Prentiss For decades we've been hearing that alcoholism and addiction are incurable diseases, but Chris ...Read More'It isn't true that once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. We believe in a cure. How would you like to be treated by someone who thinks you are incurable? It's not a disease. It's a question of identifying the underlying problems.' Chris Prentiss For decades we've been hearing that alcoholism and addiction are incurable diseases, but Chris Prentiss demonstrates that the label of alcoholic or addict destroys the promise of full recovery. Thousands are being freed from the old, limiting paradigms by using the groundbreaking method spelled out in this revolutionary book. You will learn the three steps to permanent sobriety, the four causes of dependency, how your thoughts, emotions and beliefs are key factors in your recovery, how to stimulate your body's self-healing potential and how to create a personalised, holistic treatment program to completely cure your dependency. 'Freedom from dependency starts with understanding that alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours are not the real problems, they are merely the substances or behaviours you or your loved ones are using to cope with the real problems - anything from deep emotional pain, ill health, or depression to hypoglycemia, a sluggish thyroid or brain-wave pattern imbalances. Once the underlying problems are discovered and cured, the need for drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviour will disappear - along with the craving.' Chris Prentiss's son was addicted to heroin, cocaine and alcohol for ten years. Help was sought everywhere, but Pax relapsed again and again. In desperation, the Prentisses finally created their own holistic, hand-tailored program that was a complete break from all other programs and that combined several effective therapies. It saved Pax's life. Together father and son founded Passages, their treatment facility in Malibu, to help others find their own freedom.Read Less
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New in new jacket. New Hardcover. 324 Pages. The breakthrough three-step program to total recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviors. Reveals the four causes of dependency and shows how to create a personalized, holistic treatment program to completely cure your dependency. How to heal the underlying causes, How to end relapse, How to end suffering.
This book is of little value, mainly because the author seems to gloss over primary needs of the person entering & staying in recovery. General tips for healthy eating, exercise, relaxation, stress management - in short, living a balanced life - apply for all of us. Addicts need additional information & practical advice specific to their individual needs.
The book IS well organized with much helpful information, but there are better choices out there.
Good fortune to all who read this & seek healthy &sustained recovery!
Dec 13, 2007
This book is for the person who believes that someone else can get them "clean and sober". - That it is not an inside job! The author and his father believe that they have invented something new, when in fact, solid evidence based treatments have moved far beyond their methods. No matter what form of treatment a person is subjected to, he/she will get sober if and when he/she is ready to commit to sobriety. Unfortunately, wealthy West Coasters need to make public moves to ameliorate their consequences and they are the victimized by these ill-trained folks. The book is an annoying read, because it is filled with ego, not information.
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