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Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction by Steven Lee

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Jul 10th, 2014
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For a pretty good and thorough book on meth that explains meth addiction and getting clean, try

Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction by Steven Lee

I say "pretty good" because I think that the book does have it's issues but, overall, it's pretty useful and one of the better non-memoir meth books out there.  Lee  is a private practice physician and addiction psychiatrist in New York City.  He works in the addiction field and has put together one of the few books that concentrates on crystal meth addiction - what it is, it's effects and how to overcome it.  Lee talks about how crystal meth is made, what it does to your body and goes into detail about meth addiction.  He has information about determining if you are addicted to meth.  Hint: if you're using it, you're probably addicted to it.  He also has information about harm reduction and how to stop using if you are ready to quit.

Sounds like a great book, right? So why the criticism.  Well, this guy teaches at Columbia University and this book is riddled with grammar and spelling mistakes.  That's pretty unforgivable in my book.  However, in the active meth addict's book, that may be another story.  I have no idea why an educated physician can't put out a fully literate book but, if you're looking for some comprehensive information about meth and meth addiction and can get past that stuff, this may be your ticket.  There are plenty of people that have been able to see past the flaws and get a lot out of the material and that is one of the reasons that I wanted to review the book here.  That and the fact that there aren't a lot of good meth books to choose from.

So, if you'd like to grab a copy of Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction by Steven Lee,  you can get it here:

Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction: An Essential Guide to Getting Clean Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction: An Essential Guide to Getting Clean
Author: Steven J. Lee
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In Overcoming Crystal Methamphetamine Addiction, one of the few books to address the topic for a general audience, Dr. Steven Lee, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in crystal meth addiction, offers a complete guide to the drug, its effects, and how to overcome it. Based on extensive scientific and social research and drawing from his professional experience, he covers everything from the definition and history of crystal meth to the physical and psychological effects; from dealing with the addictive personality to helping a friend or family member cope with it. He focuses on understanding rather than outright condemnation of the drug, and empathetically covers all of the crucial questions: What is crystal meth? How is it made? How does it affect the body? How do you know if you're addicted to it? How do you stop using it? What if you don't want to stop? If you are going to use CM anyway, how can you minimize the damage? What if you quit but slipped and used again?

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