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Pickett Fences

Snake Oil for Meth Addiction -- Only 15k

We Need Good Science, Not Shady Marketing

March/April 2008

Jim PickettThe controversial and unproven treatment protocol for alcohol, cocaine, and methamphetamine addiction -- called Prometa and being heavily marketed by the Hythiam company -- is something you should have on your radar, hons. Since gay men, including those living with HIV, are disproportionately dealing with crystal meth problems -- we are smack dab in the middle of Hythiam's unscrupulous sights.

Don't be a sucker. We all need to be good consumers of substance abuse treatment, and need to be wary of swamp land, snake oil, and anything that comes across as magical or miraculous. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Would you respond to that e-mail from the wealthy Nigerian widow who wants to give you a percentage of her $15 million inheritance in exchange for a little help with international banking?

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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Steve Sallis Thu., May. 29, 2008 at 9:56 pm EDT
As a recovering alcoholic/addict, I can say for sure that if your head isn't into recovery, you will fail, no matter what you try. On the other hand, if you want sobriety more than you want to die, then you can find a way to get, and stay, clean and sober. Find a 12 step fellowship, find a spiritual path, find a therapist, find something, anything that you think might work for you. All of these things are a damn sight cheaper than $15000. If you want it, you don't need much more than a desire to stop, and a path to help you find/crawl/scream your way out of the miserable bottom that you have reached.
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