From Harvard to Hell... and Back A Doctor's Journey Through Addiction to Recovery

ISBN-10: 1937612295

ISBN-13: 9781937612290

Edition: 2013

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Dr. Sylvester "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 more.The media is filled with celebrity addiction stories, so people will be drawn to the author’s experience as a “doctor to the stars.” 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.Sylvester "Skip" Sviokla III, MD, is a 1967 graduate of Harvard College (where he was a two-year starter on the football team, culminating in his receiving one vote for the 1966 Heisman Trophy and an offer to try out for the Chicago Bears) and a 1972 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He was owner and medical director of Skip Sviokla Entertainment Medicine, Inc. and of Medical Weight Management, Inc., in Massachusetts.Kerry Zukusis an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied composition and arranging while appearing as an actor in theaters all over New England.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Central Recovery Press
Publication date: 7/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Foreword
A Letter from My Daughter
Pills on the Floor
Golden Boy
The Summer of Love
The Deepest Cut
Doctor to the Stars
Losses and Gains
Idle Hands, Bulging with Cash
Down in the Gutter, Up on the Roof
Mr. Skip
On the Road to Rhode Island
The Rebirth of Dr. Skip
Epilogue
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