To the reader: I have the utmost respect and admiration for doctors and pharmacists. For the most part, I recognize addiction specialists as caring, compassionate professionals attempting to do their best with the knowledge and tools they have available to them. The majority strive to “do no harm” and their medical practice allows them to choose, in their opinion, the best option for treatment. The few book chapters that criticize and perhaps disparage, are meant as a commentary … my own opinions whether qualified or not.
I encourage you to use your ability to reason, rigorously question medical treatments, or lack thereof, and beliefs rather than accepting them at face value. To determine whether the ideas, arguments in some chapters are valid, and if findings represent the entire picture … and be open to finding that they do not.