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About meKenneth Anderson, MA is the author of the book How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol--your one stop guide to safer drinking, reduced drinking, or quitting alcohol altogether. Mr. Anderson is also the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network. HAMS is the first world-wide, lay-led, free-of-charge support group for people who drink alcohol which is based on the principles of harm reduction. He has worked in the field of harm reduction since 2002--his experience ranges from work in needle exchange to work in moderate drinking programs and everything in-between. He presented "Harm Reduction Strategies for Heavy Drinkers" at the 7th National Harm Reduction conference in 2008 and will present "An Alcohol Harm Reduction Self-Help Manual" at the 2010 conference. He has been a regular guest speaker at the Harlem Hospital Harm Reduction Program, The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, and many other venues.

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Homepagehttp://hamsnetwork.org

Real nameKenneth Anderson

LocationNew York, NY

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Member sinceSep 8, 2010

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Thank you for your comments. If you're not already familiar with the man, I strongly recommend the works of Stanton Samenow to you. The best introductions are *Inside the Criminal Mind* and *Before It's Too Late* (I've just posted a review of the latter). One perceptive reader of his books told me, in summary, "Now I get it. I always knew that criminals were just like alcholics, and they were both like little children. Samenow made me see the connection."

Based on a conversation with a prison therapist, I think Samenow's approaches to therapy appear to have gained influence in some rehabilitation programs.

If you were a *The Sopranos*-watcher, you may recall the final episode in which the psychiatrist finally ceases her sessions with Tony. Her decision was motivated in part by having read Samenow's book (though the scriptwriters summarized beliefs somewhat inaccurately).

I would add that Samenow and Peele are drawing much of their arguments from Dostoevsky's *Crime and Punishment*, though I believe Peele would not share the Russian writer's religiousness.
Ok, fine. I've been spammed a lot on this site, always from people who have not posted reviews or joined groups.

I had been meaning to post some reviews on the books in my psychology section, and so in response to your message, I have done so for *Addiction Is a Choice*, *Diseasing of America* and *Madness, Heresy and the Rumour of Angels*. I welcome your comments.
Kenneth,

Although you and I see eye to eye on drug abuse and treatment, I get the impression that you are seeking Friendship connections to promote your book. Feel free to disabuse me of this notion.
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