Richard I. Gracer, MD's A New Prescription for Addiction is expertly written and keenly insightful.
The Gracer Treatment Protocol is a comprehensive addiction craving management and recovery program. Their
program provides the most complete examination of all factors surrounding addiction in any program available today.
The one size fits all mentality does not work.
Patients are unique individuals with differing needs which should determine the course of their treatment regime.
Dependence and addiction issues are multi-faceted and one size does not fit all. The underlying causes of addiction
need to be addressed instead of just the substances themselves. The whole person needs to be treated rather than
just the disease of addiction. The patient needs to become part of the change process rather than just the subject.
In A New Prescription for Addiction, Richard I. Gracer, MD discusses the flaws in our mainstream treatment
model and why the success rate is so staggeringly low. The mechanisms of addiction are thoroughly explained. To
break the bonds of addiction we must first become informed regarding this disease called addiction.
It is ignorance and the stigma attached to drug addiction which keep millions trapped in their addiction.
Prescription medication addiction is an epidemic in this country - with most believing that if a doctor prescribes
a medication, it must be okay.
Kudos to Richard I. Gracer, MD for bringing the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction out of the dark ages and
into the 21st century. If you or a loved one suffers from any form of addiction, this book is a must have, a must
read and a must re-read.