Twisted Wires

Non-Fiction - Education
96 Pages
Reviewed on 04/15/2018
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Author Biography

I have worked in Addictions for many years, it has always astounded me how many people come into treatment not really understanding much about their illness, and they have the illness, so the same is also true for the public at large. My hope for this book is to change at least one persons idea about addiction and what to do about it. It is such a treatable illness and with the right approach can be lasting.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Twisted Wires by Sarina Wheatman is a detailed guide to the mindset of someone who battles any addiction. Explore the twisted internal dialogue and distorted thinking that someone with an addiction faces during their battle, and after they have been treated. The book also discusses the 12 step program in depth, and the differences between treatment in a clinic and a support group. You will also learn the facts that support the reasoning behind why an addiction is an illness and causes the person to make self-destructive choices. The author offers well researched and constructive guidance not only to the addict, but also to their families and friends. This book will open your eyes to the reality of addiction and your heart to the addict.

Twisted Wires by Sarina Wheatman has been so well researched that the author clearly knows her subject very well. I found the entire guide thought-provoking and educational. I related well to the common view of addicts, but by the time I finished reading this book, my opinion had completely changed. The explanation of the twisted thought patterns and genetic makeup of a person suffering from this illness was clear and concise. There were so many ‘aha’ moments throughout this book, I cannot list them all, but one that stands out is the way a person in denial actually rationalizes their actions, knowing what the consequences could be. I hope this guide is available to every doctor, support group, and clinic. If it is not, it should be because it would help so many addicts and their families understand that addiction does not go away when you cease using the substance.

Lisa S

I am in recovery and also work in the field of addiction and I can honestly say that this is the best book I have read which explains the addiction . It is written in a way that can be easily understood and digested. It will help many people see addiction in a different way from the addict in active addiction to family members and also those hoping or already working in this field .
I highly recommend this book and know that the more people who read this and hopefully go on to spread the word then the shame that goes with the words alcoholic or drug addict may be lifted and the sufferer from the disease if addiction will receive the help and support that they need .