Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)
A Review of “We Mainline Dreams: The Odyssey House Story”
Ever so rarely does one find a book so unique that it should appeal to all disciplines of our Academy. It should also grip the attention of the general public, ranging from the adolescent to the sociologically minded adult, with satisfaction. This is a dynamically personal book on many levels—psychological, medical, political, and social. The author, Dr. Judianne Densen-Gerber, J.D., M.D. (a Fellow and proposed Dame of our Academy), projects her sociological philosophy into a workable program. We Mainline Dreams: The Odyssey House Story relates the story of Odyssey House, a drug rehabilitation program which began in 1967 with 17 addicts and $3.82 and has progressed to its present growth of 33 facilities in six states.