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UP FROM DOWN is not a book about gloom and doom, but an inspirationalbook 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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