Doctors can become addicted, too, BUT…
Unlike the general population, an intensive rehabilitation program geared for physicians vastly improves their chances for long-term sobriety. Over 70% of these physicians will be clean and sober—and practicing medicine—five years later, compared to 10% one-year sobriety for 28-day programs, and 20% for Alcoholics Anonymous. The HOW and the WHY of this difference is the reason for writing the book.
Learn about the disease of addiction, its psychological basis, and its complications. Read the stories and lessons from sobriety that changed their lives for the better. Discover how to overcome addiction through the use of spiritual principles, like honesty, compassion, and faith; a simple and successful treatment that can be used by anyone.
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Dr. Meadows s an Honors graduate of the UNC School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, and he authored numerous scientific articles. He was designated a Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute.
His recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol began May 7, 1997. Since then, he has counseled a large number of addicts and alcoholics striving to get clean and sober. His observations and study over the last 20+ years form the basis for “A Spiritual Pathway to Recover from Addiction, A Physician’s Journey of Discovery.”
“I woke up on my 49th birthday and realized that I was addicted to drugs and alcohol and that my life was spinning wildly out of control. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t stop. Some days I wanted passionately to quit and some days I just didn’t care. I had reached a point where I could no longer use and live. It was either quit or die, and then something happened.”
“A man named Paul reached out to me, gave me a hug, and took me to detox. It was the first day of my sobriety. That was in 1997.”
“He was the first of many men and women who literally saved my life. The list is long, and I’m sure I don’t remember all their names. But I remember Paul.”
“This book is my attempt to pay back some of the debt I owe to him and my fellows in recovery. In my time in sobriety, much has been given to me. And those to whom much is given, much is expected.”