Bestselling Book Brings New Hope to Addicts

Jan 16, 2013, 09:00 ET from Cliffside Malibu

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Addiction touches almost every family. Your mother, father, spouse or child may be hooked on alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine, or heroin. Now, a new cutting-edge book from Cliffside Malibu is bringing hope to addicts and their families.

Ending Addiction for Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life, written by Richard Taite and Constance Scharff, PhD, shares the successful treatment protocols offered at Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center and their experiences working with hundreds of other people going through recovery, as well as insights and lessons learned from the authors' personal experiences with addiction.  Taite, a recovered drug addict, is the CEO of Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center in Malibu, California. He teamed with Scharff, a recovered alcoholic and now full-time addiction researcher, to write Ending Addiction for Good.

The authors champion the Stages of Change model created in the 1990s by renowned psychologist Dr. James Prochaska. Change occurs in a predictable pattern. This is true whether or not the addict knows he has a problem, believes he can change, or is fully motivated to make a complete life transformation. The model has helped therapists understand exactly how to intervene and help addicts address the pain that caused them to use drugs or alcohol in the first place.

Ending Addiction for Good is written for both lay people and professionals. It advocates combining individualized, intensive psychotherapy with holistic treatments like acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and orthomolecular therapy. Because substance abuse damages the body, mind and spirit, each area must be healed if an addict is to live a happy life. The right alcohol or prescription drug treatment program literally makes all the difference in the world.

"Finding appropriate, positive, effective addiction treatment can be a daunting challenge, but it can be achieved," says Dr. Scharff. Ending Addiction for Good provides tools and tactics that can be very helpful to finding the right treatment that will lead you to live the life you were always meant to live.  .

Ending Addiction for Good is available at Amazon and from major retailers. All proceeds go to fund scholarships at The Clare Foundation.

About Cliffside Malibu
Cliffside Malibu is a full-service residential drug abuse and alcohol addiction treatment center in the Los Angeles area, and has one of the highest drug rehab success rates in the world. For more information, visit or call 800-501-1988.

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