The idea of insanity pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Thomas Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems in living, as an excuse for crime and misbehaviour, as a stigma for invalidating adversaries - and, generally, as a metaphor and legal fiction.
Working as a drug and alcohol counselor for over 20 years has given author Bajeerao Patil a world of experiences, as well as a trove of heartrending and peculiar stories filled with unforgettable characters. Visit the agonizing, sad and often-strange world the addicts find themselves in; your eyes will be opened to stories that happened behind the closed doors. Addicts believe they truly cannot live without alcohol or drugs but the misery of their dependence causes unhappiness, denial, and reckless behavior. Selfish, distorted thinking, my-way-or-the-highway attitudes abound. Lives are shattered and dreams abandoned as the addicts spin further out of control, deep into self-destruction.Why are some able to break the cycle of addiction, while others refuse to help themselves and eventually give up? Get an insider's outlook in this thoughtful and compelling work.