Addiction--What's Really Going On? Inside a Heroin Treatment Program by Barbara Sinor, PhD
Publication InfoPub. date: July 2009
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
--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
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.