Addiction--What's Really Going On? Inside a Heroin Treatment Program by Barbara Sinor, PhD


Publication Info

  • Pub. date: July 2009
  • ISBN 978-1-932690-93-4
  • 224 pages
  • 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
  • Addiction: What’s Really Going On? contains powerful true-life stories woven together to form a tapestry filled with pain, joy, defeat, and success. The entire book is molded around Deborah McCloskey’s heartfelt desire for her clients to be free of drugs. Her counseling methods both endeared her as "the counselor to get" and locked her into a decade of searching for better ways to help those she felt were stuck on the merry-go-round of a methadone system. This book should be read by teachers, hospitals employees, college students, government officials, and our general adult population whether addicted, sober, or straight.

    Experts Acclaim for Addiction--What's Really Going On?

    "Once I started reading Addiction--What’s Really Going On? I could not put it down! You can tell the passion the author has as you read it. I can also tell how she learned about methadone and the patients as she progressed in her work."
    --Roxanne Baker, CMA, President National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)

    "Addiction--What’s Really Going On? is gritty and gripping as you enter the lives of those who are like crabs trying to get out of a barrel. Hope comes when you realize that there are people in this world committed to unselfish service who have unconditional love for others. Thank you Deborah and Barbara for showing us your humanity and for what we can aspire to."
    --Anusha Amen-Ra, CNC, CEO, Sacred Space Healing and Retreat Centers International, Inc.

    "Addiction--What’s Really Going On? is a truthful look into the world of Methadone Treatment with a mix of compassion and humor. It is a great read for those in the recovery field and provides insight for those who do not understand the life of addiction and recovery."
    --Lori Carter-Runyon, Executive Director Hilltop Recovery Services

    "I recommend this book to audiences in any helping profession, people in recovery, the families of drug addicts, and the users themselves."
    --Bill Urell, MA, CAAP-II, Addictions Therapist Author, The Addiction Recovery Help Guide

    About the Author

    Dr. Sinor has maintained a private counseling practice for over twenty-five years. She counsels individuals exploring the healing and recovery of Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, childhood abuse/incest, adult children of alcoholics, and codependent/self-esteem issues.

    Dr. Sinor is coauthor of Beyond Words: A Lexicon of Metaphysical Thought and author of the follow-up book, An Inspirational Guide for the Recovering Soul. This book is a companion guidebook for further growth and understanding of the personal healing and recovery process which can be used by anyone dealing with past or present trauma. Barbara coauthored the manuscript What’s Really Going On? Questioning Our View of Addiction

    Dr. Sinor received her Doctorate in Psychology at the Southern California University for Professional Studies in 1997. She received her Master of Arts degree in John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate School for the Study of Human Consciousness majoring in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. She graduated with honors from Pitzer College receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Barbara is a Clinical Hypnotherapist certified by The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and The Hypnotists Examining Council of America. Entire contents copyright (c)2007 Loving Healing Press, Ann Arbor, MI
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