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101 Things to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers
101 Things to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers

101 Things to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers

MEDICAL

200 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9781943886944

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Aug 2019)

Not yet published. Ships 8/1/2019.
 

Overview

A straightforward guide to understanding opioid addiction, from authors with both professional and personal experience

Prescription drug addiction is a national epidemic. Painkillers, or opioids, are the most widely abused drug in the U.S, and painkiller overdose is now the leading cause of death among people under 50. This book cuts to the chase, addressing the most crucial questions to ask about addiction, such as: How does addiction "rewire" the brain? Does denial perpetuate drug addiction? Why should you not quit drugs cold turkey? Can you recover alone? What's involved with in-patient and out-patient treatment? What drugs are used to ease the recovery process? How can you avoid relapse? 

Author Biography

Rod Colvin has served on an advisory panel for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, and maintains the popular website: www.prescriptiondrugaddiction.com. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Timothy J. Wulff, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in East Lansing, Michigan. He specializes in treating addiction, mood disorders, and emotional trauma. Wulff graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He received a master's degree in social work from Michigan State University in East Lansing. Wulff has been studying the neurochemical, emotional, familial, and social impact of addiction for more than a decade. Much of his work is focused on helping clients gain a deeper understanding of why they become stuck in an addictive cycle. He has completed training in "eye movement desensitization reprocessing" (EMDR) therapy that helps clients heal from intense trauma.