Dr. Farber Releases New Book AS SICK AS OUR SECRETS
Houston, TX, October 31, 2013 - Drugs do not discriminate; they cross all walks of life from homemakers and teachers to artists and physicians. Yes, physicians. No one is exempt when the tempting relief of drugs is readily available. Dr. Steven Farber was a renowned cardiologist who made the mistake of self-medicating his professional burnout with the prescription 'samples' that were constantly left at his office. It didn't take long for him to realize that in his quest for a temporary escape he had, in fact, ruined his life!
Dr. Farber hit rock bottom when he lost his medical license and the life of a friend and admitted himself into intense rehabilitation. As Sick As Our Secrets (Wasteland Press) by Dr. Steven Farber is the story of his remarkable journey from the depths of despair to living a life free of drugs. "It's meant to hit the reader in the gut," says Dr. Farber. "It is important to understand the destructive forces of addiction and its deadly impact on our society. Addiction affects millions of people every day, and we must tackle it head-on and find solutions."
Possibly the most forthright book ever written on addiction, As Sick As Our Secrets is drawing rave reviews. Maryel McKinley, PhD, of Optimystic Media, comments: "...The best recovery book I have ever read and I have reviewed books for almost two decades."
We don't like to think that the doctor who is about to operate on us is under the influence of drugs...but it happens. With an abundance of prescription drug 'samples' always available, it really shouldn't come as a surprise to us. In fact, statistics show that addiction to prescription drugs is responsible for more deaths in our country than traffic accidents (quadrupled over the last decade), and that half of all adults over 18 have a friend or family member who is suffering from alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs. Sanjay Gupta, MD (CNN), recently reported the startling fact that: "Every 19 minutes, a person dies from prescription drugs."
As Dr. Farber's life continues to be transformed in recovery, his hope is that by shedding more light on the epidemic of addiction that affects millions in our country, not just in the medical field, others will be inspired to face their demons and begin their own journey on the road to recovery. "As Sick as Our Secrets is the powerful and compelling description of my journey to hell and back," says Dr. Farber. "Some readers will see themselves reflected in its pages and identify with my feelings and experiences. This could be your story or the story of a friend or loved one. The good news is that there absolutely is a proven path to recovery."
About the author:
Steven H. Farber, MD, received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. He completed an internal medicine residency program and cardiology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He founded a non-profit organization called HEART of Montgomery County to improve access to affordable healthcare for the community's indigent and uninsured population. In 2003, Dr. Farber published Behind the White Coat, a personal memoir, and then co-authored Stepping Stones to Success with Deepak Chopra and Jack Canfield in 2011.
Available at Amazon.com, BN.com and www.sickasoursecrets.com
As Sick As Our Secrets
Steven Farber, MD
Page Count: 222 pages
Publisher: Wasteland Press