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From Harvard to Hell and Back : A Doctor's Journey Through Addiction to Recovery, Paperback / softback Book

From Harvard to Hell and Back : A Doctor's Journey Through Addiction to Recovery Paperback / softback


Dr. "Skip" Sviokla, lived life as a successful driven, athletic and brilliant graduate of Harvard Medical School, reveling in wealth and glamour as a "celebrity doctor" until addiction brought his life crashing down.

This real-life "Dr. House" had it all (he thought) until addiction took everything.

Miraculously, recovery gave him back his family, his self-respect, and much moreThe media is filled with celebrity addiction stories, so people will be drawn to the author's experience as a "doctor to the stars," and having attended the most famous university and medical school in the world, Dr. Sviokla's story will also be relevant to a larger audience, including medical professionals and those seeking answers about addiction.

In addition to being an engaging memoir about one man's journey to recovery, this book offers expert medical knowledge about addiction and its treatment.

Few books are written from the unique perspective of a board-certified addiction medicine specialist who has also experienced his own battle with addiction.

Dr. Skip is a frequent public speaker and writes on a wide range of addiction topics, such as prescription drug abuse and the world of addiction within the medical profession.

Coauthor Kerry Zukus' debut novel, The Fourth House (2007), was a Featured Selection of the Book of the Month Club, the Doubleday Book Club, and the Literary Guild, divisions of Random House/Doubleday Entertainment, where it sold out its first two printings.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Central Recovery Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Addiction & therapy
  • ISBN: 9781937612290



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