The Resource US of AA : how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism, Joe Miller., (ebook)

US of AA : how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism, Joe Miller., (ebook)

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US of AA : how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism
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US of AA
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how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism
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Joe Miller.
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eng
Summary
In US of AA, Miller shares the never-before-told story of how in the aftermath of prohibition America's top scientists helped launch a movement that would give rise to a multi-million-dollar treatment industry and a new government agency devoted to alcoholism that has made available millions of dollars for research. Despite the fact that this research showed that alcoholism is a complex disease requiring an array of treatment strategies, among which Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the least effective, money continued to flow to treatment facilities using approaches similar to AA. Five years in the making, his brilliant, in-depth investigative reporting into the history, politics and science of alcoholism will show how AA became our nation's de facto treatment policy, even as evidence for more effective remedies accumulated. US of AA is character-driven, beautifully written full of secrecy, irony, liquor industry money, the shrillest of scare tactics and, at its center, a grand deception. In the tradition of Crazy by Pete Earley, and David Goldhill's Catastrophic Care, US of AA shines a much-needed spotlight on the addiction treatment industry. It will forever change the way we think about the entire enterprise
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Midwest
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1968-
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Miller, Joe
Dewey number
362.292
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Alcoholism
  • Electronic books
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adult
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US of AA : how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism, Joe Miller., (ebook)
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781613739303
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12315696
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MWT12315696
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US of AA : how the twelve steps hijacked the science of alcoholism, Joe Miller., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613739303
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12315696
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12315696
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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