Addiction always engenders many opinions. Most of it is unflattering at best and totally wrong at worst. Addiction is a mental health catastrophe that deserves to be better understood. This book attempts this difficult job, by explaining and throwing out some of the myths and misunderstandings. It then tries to give the reader ways of getting and staying well. Addiction is an illness that has no cure but is very treatable if some basic life rules are followed. This is a book for addicts and their friends and families as well as people who work with addiction.