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Ted Adamson

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TED ADAMSON lives and works in
Southern California. He suffered from a
fourteen-year addiction to a wide variety
of drugs, including heroin. Although he
has been clean for thirty-five years, he
wishes to still remain anonymous due to
the prejudice that unfortunately still exists against recovered drug addicts.
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usual answer you get in AA/NA is that "Nobody knows what causes it" or
perhaps you might get someone who will say "Genetics" and cite twin
studies. Some hold on to the misguided and discredited notion that
Alcoholics process alcohol differently. Some will say it is an allergy.

Researchers are now beginning to understand more, although this may
threaten some sacred cows of many regarding Alc...

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Up From Down (Nonfiction)
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Description: UP FROM DOWN is not a book about gloom and doom, but an inspirational book that offers hope to all who have faltered. Strung out on heroin, Ted Adamson began his journey with a SWAT team descending on a pharmacy to stop his wild rampage in search of drugs. From the cruelty in the county jail to race riots in state prison, the hard, gritty life of a drug addict is portrayed in all its real-world ugliness and despair. Ted Adamson, former junkie, takes readers on an adventure through jails, prison, a Synanon-like program, and AA.We are given a look at the dark side of drug treatment programs: from the bizarre therapies of the Synanon-like Family to the twelve-step programs, you will see what passes as treatment in the modern recovery movement. On the way he shows how he found redemption that none of these places could really offer. Ted currently lives in serenity in Southern California. He has been off drugs for thirty five years.

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Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
and also pleaz have ur friends may leave a comments on my pics

Thanx u!!! :)

Kristine *Facebook 'Like'* :)

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Ted Adamson Jeepers Creepers, Im trying Kristine. I am new to all this.

Kristine Jeepers, Ted! Have some more friends - your book looks great!

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