Praise for Inside Rehab


“This is an extraordinary book. I know of nothing like it. Objective, informative and in extraordinary detail, this book tells the truth about how addiction treatment measures up to modern science and medicine and how you can find a quality addiction treatment program. What would addiction treatment look like if it delivered the best proven treatment that we have to offer? This book gives us the answers and tells us how find these programs.”
– David C. Lewis, MD, Founder, Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

“The stigma, desperation, and fear that accompany addiction are so often exacerbated by our ignorance of where to turn for help, what to expect, and what to ask. No longer. This long overdue resource informs and empowers suffering individuals and families to know what effective treatment should look like, to ask the right questions, and ultimately, to obtain the quality care they deserve.”
– John F. Kelly, Ph.D. President, American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology; Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

“We finally have a book that takes an inside look at drug addiction treatment by blending an investigative-reporter feel with research-minded rigor. This book is invaluable for patients, policy makers, service providers and program administrators. It also provides a fresh perspective on the complexities of treating a person suffering from the chronic disorder of alcoholism or drug addiction. To accomplish this with such empathy toward the predicament faced by patients and treatment providers is a real achievement.”
– Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School

“Too often there is a disconnect between what people with addiction need and what they get when it comes to treatment. Fletcher’s Inside Rehab offers a compelling review of the many issues that are associated with this chasm. Like her stunning Sober for Good, Inside Rehab is a transformational read that distinguishes myth from reality in the murky and uncertain world of addiction treatment. Despite its revelations about the failings of addiction treatment, Inside Rehab offers important hope to those seeking help because it arms them with the critical information they need to evaluate and choose treatment options. Addiction treatment will be better for Fletcher’s efforts. Make no mistake about it, this isn’t just a useful guide to addiction treatment, Inside Rehab is landmark: it is a brave, bold and paradigm shifting contribution to the literature. Inside Rehab is a must read for anyone with a stake in addiction treatment. Bravo!”
– Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., Director, Division on Addiction, The Cambridge Health Alliance (A Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate); Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

“On average, from people all over the world, I receive at least five phone calls or emails weekly from family members or individuals seeking guidance about addiction treatment options. In particular, many of these inquiries involve getting help for co-occurring addiction and mental health problems, and frequently include stories about a negative treatment experience where one or the other of these disorders was not addressed. Fletcher’s Inside Rehab provides individuals and family members such as these with a guide to making informed and better choices. This book is carefully researched, draws upon considerable expert opinion and research data, and communicates, with compassion, ideas about how to navigate this unnecessarily complex field. In essence, Inside Rehab reduces the caveat emptor experience of making the best decision possible.”
– Mark P. McGovern, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Community & Family Medicine, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

“Any person or family struggling with addiction should have this book no farther than their nightstand. This is THE definitive guide to effective rehab. Many of the stories are heart-wrenching, and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. Fletcher leaves virtually no stone unturned – not only do you get a cogent and highly informative summary of what good rehab should look like, you also get a bird’s-eye view of what it’s like to get good and bad treatment. I’m going to make it required reading for everyone who comes to my center. Finally, consumers will have a way to know how best to help themselves or their family members.”
– Michael V. Pantalon, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Yale School of Medicine & CEO of the Center for Progressive Recovery

“Fletcher has written one of the most important clinical books in the past decade. Before spending a dime on rehab, for yourself or a loved one, read this book! Her work may do more to help more people to get and stay sober than millions spent in high dollar rehab facilities. I can only hope that her book encourages these same facilities to begin shaping their practices towards what works, rather than what sells. Fletcher did her homework, writing Inside Rehab, and it shows.”
– David Ley, Ph.D., author of The Myth of Sex Addiction

“With the degree of addiction in this country, cutting across all communities, this book looks to be an important purchase.”
– Library Journal