Sean Harrison completed his studies at one of the most prestigious medical centers in New York City in the spring of 1982. For three decades, he worked in a profession where he excelled and provided his family with a lifestyle, he never dreamed possible. For it is a far cry from his senior year of high school when his classmates voted him as "the most likely to be dead by the time he's thirty."
Harrison shares his life story, revealing how anyone open-minded and willing can experience a dramatic shift in consciousness, from an inner-ghetto mentality to a new way of being. Harrison focuses on what he calls the four pillars of addiction--fear, guilt, resentment, and self-pity--responsible for most of the unhappiness we see in the world today.
Out of the Ghetto is designed to help the addict and non-addict alike, offering practical ways to erase the errors of our past and begin anew. Harrison's fundamental belief is that anyone who suffers from the pain of living can change the way they live by altering their thoughts, free from the ego's distorted perceptions of reality.
Out of the Ghetto
"Riveting, revolutionary, and raw, this is a book for the ages."
--Shannon Tushingham, Ph.D., Director, Museum of Anthropology, WSU
"A gifted storyteller, Sean takes us inside his twenty-year battle with active addiction. Whether you are new to recovery or have been a seeker for many years, there is great spiritual wisdom awaiting you throughout the pages of this book."
--Ronnie G, A grateful recovering addict, 11/25/1982
"Insightful and timely, Out of the Ghetto is a must-read for anyone charged with evaluating and treating this complex and often fatal disease."
--Samer Assaf, MD, Internal Medicine Sharp Reese-Stealy
"Having worked in the field of addiction for over a decade, I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering directly or indirectly from its devastating effects. It is a brilliant, transparent account of one man's journey from the hopelessness of addiction through all aspects of the recovery process in a brutally honest, humorous, and compassionate way."
--Sharon Daverio RN, LCSW, CASAC