"The Governing Approach to Addiction is a Murderous Abomination -- The Time Has Come to Take it Down!"

 

My first novel:

The Corrective -- a six day journey


Is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other such outlets. 

 

“Can four drug addicts change the world? Can the Navajo declare autonomy from the US? Can the South rise again? More to the point: can a small crew of mischievous American crack and heroin users – in six short days – stave off World War Three, derail the prison system, “liberate” half a million captive animals, settle ethnic strife in Eastern Europe, unite warring Muslim nations in the Middle East, and generate prosperity in Sudan? One brilliant (and slightly deranged) author seems to think so! 

 Dr. Peter Ferentzy, who often identifies as “PhD Crackhead,” has written a stunning novel, of a kind that only he could write. Humor, philosophy, politics, racial strife, doomsday cults, murder, religion, sex, drugs, rock & roll – this book has it all.

Stanton Peele, Ph.D. Author of Diseasing of America: How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Treatment Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control and 7 Tools to Beat Addiction; creator of the Life Process Program for addiction treatment

 

So who am I? 

Bio: Peter Ferentzy holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought from York University. He has conducted several studies, and here are two of his favorites: 1.  The history of ideas related to addiction with an emphasis on problem gambling wherein special attention is paid to the role of metaphoric conceptualization in the construction of scientific discourse; 2.  A street level, ethnographic study of gambling patterns among crack users in downtown Toronto. 

Peter’s agenda: Peter Ferentzy is a recovering drunk and a recovering crackhead. He knows this topic from the gutter right up to the halls of academe. After losing two friends to overdose, and seeing clearly that in each case the governing approach to addiction was the cause, Peter wrote Dealing with Addiction -- Why the 20th Century was Wrong. The Corrective is an extension of that agenda, showing as it does that persons with substance use issues can – without completely quitting drug and alcohol use – accomplish much more than mainstream authorities would have you believe. In this case they manage to “stave off World War Three, derail the prison system, ‘liberate’ half a million captive animals, settle ethnic strife in Eastern Europe, unite warring Muslim nations in the Middle East, and generate prosperity in Sudan” (from front cover with special thanks to Stanton Peele). 

 

The endorsement below almost made me blush, but I'll take it:

"Ferentzy hopes to do for addicts what Martin Luther King did for blacks. He'll be just as controversial.” 

A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP. President, SMART Recovery; Author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions


Time to wake up

Time to get busy

Time to step up

Make ‘em go tizzy  © Peter Ferentzy 2010

 


Other Books by Peter Ferentzy:

Dealing with Addiction -- Why the 20th Century was Wrong

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Dealing with an Addict  -- What you need to know if someone you care for has a drug or alcohol problem 

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By Peter Ferentzy and Nigel Turner:

A History of Problem Gambling -- Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors.

 

Books also available at: Barnes & Noble  and  Amazon